Brentford boss Thomas Frank believes Tuesday night’s visitors Leeds United would prefer to be heading anywhere but Griffin Park, as the Bees look to win three consecutive league games for the first time since October.

Following their 3-2 win over Middlesbrough at the weekend, the in-form Londoners sit fifth in the Championship table and could leapfrog their opponents into the automatic promotion places with victory if other results go their way.

Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds haven’t won away at Brentford for 69 years and a stuttering run of two wins in 10 Championship matches has cast doubt on their promotion hopes.

With just one defeat in their last six league outings, Frank is hoping his team can capitalise on the Yorkshiremen’s poor form and gather further momentum on their charge towards the top of the table.

“They’ll 100 per cent fear us going into this game,” he said. “Everyone knows how much I respect Bielsa and his staff for what they have done for Leeds, but they couldn’t pick a worse place to play right now.

“Of the two teams we definitely have more momentum. That doesn’t mean we’re going to win but I promise we’ll be 100 per cent at it and ready to attack.

“We’re very confident and we know how good we are at Griffin Park. It’s a sell-out under the floodlights and our fans will be right behind us so it’s going to be a fantastic occasion.

“As a football person I’m really looking forward to the game. It’s two of the best footballing sides in the division and I hope both teams go out there and just want to attack and create a top football match. May the best team win.”

While Brentford are busy seeking a first-ever spot in next season’s Premier League, Queens Park Rangers manager Mark Warburton is hoping to see a response from his players after their 2-0 weekend defeat at Huddersfield Town.

The Hoops - currently down in 17th place - travel to play-off chasing Swansea City having been repeatedly punished for a lack of clinical edge up front in recent weeks, but the 57-year-old is remaining positive.

He said: “We’re moving the ball well and getting into good areas, but we’re just not showing enough quality in the final third or testing the keeper anywhere near enough.

“We’ve recognised what we need to do and we’re working hard to get it right. All of the small details are incredibly important and at the moment it’s incredibly frustrating that we’re doing a lot right and not getting the reward.

“All our focus is on the next game now. Swansea are a good footballing team and have players with Premier League experience within their ranks, but we beat them 5-1 in the FA Cup in January, so they’ll know about the threats we possess.”