Shandon Baptiste is eager to continue helping his new Brentford teammates ahead of their clash with Birmingham on Saturday.

The Grenadian midfielder made his Bees’ debut in their 1-1 draw with second-placed Leeds on Tuesday night after joining from Oxford two weeks ago.

Now Thomas Frank’s men travel to St Andrew's to face a team on a nine-match unbeaten run in all competitions. 

Baptiste said: “Everyone’s ready, everyone’s preparing. When the 11 step on the pitch, they’ll put everything out there and hopefully they’ll get the three points. 

“It’s going to be a tough game but we’re ready for that.” 

Birmingham, who currently sit 14th, beat Brentford 1-0 on the opening day of the season, scoring with their only shot of the match.

However, Birmingham are winless in three home league matches against Brentford while the Bees have proved their worth on the road this season, scoring 24 away goals, more than last season’s total. 

Ahead of the Championship encounter, captain Pontus Jansson has resumed training, and is close to returning after missing a month’s action with a hip injury.

However, the Bees will be without Sergi Canos, Nikos Karelis, Kamohelo Mokotjo and Marcus Forss as they seek to maintain the pressure near the top of the table. 

There are no concerns about Baptiste though, despite his personal anxiety ahead of his midweek debut. 

Baptiste said: “I was a bit nervous. It was good to get the debut out the way. I would have liked longer but it was a big game.

"It was nice to get it out the way, and hopefully I can go on and get more minutes and help the team. 

“[Griffin Park] was rocking, it was the place to be on Tuesday.”

Baptiste has been quick to settle in with the squad, and in particular his new manager Frank. 

Baptiste said: “He’s amazing, he’s really helped me so far. Every day after training, he’s giving me little tips on what I can do to help my game, and what I do well. In the future, it’s going to help me a lot.

“The set-up at the club is phenomenal. I thought it was good before, but now I’m actually here, it’s better than I thought.

"Everyone has been welcoming. It’s just about pushing on now. Hopefully we do something big for this club.

“Everyone knows when you come in January, it’s hard, because the team is basically set, playing with each other for six months, but I’m happy to be here and help the team with these final 14 games.

"Every player wants to play as many minutes as they can, and I’m here to get that eventually. Right now, I just want to help the team in any way I can.”