Thomas Frank says his team are fit and raring to go ahead of Brentford’s first game against Fulham when the Championship resumes.

The Bees travel to Craven Cottage for their first outing since March 7 on Saturday lunchtime, currently lying fourth in the table and ten points adrift of second-placed West Bromwich Albion.

Scott Parker’s Fulham are the team that separates Brentford and the Baggies, with Frank knowing a win for his side would cut the gap on the hosts to just a solitary point.

And after toppling Arsenal 3-2 in a friendly last week the Brentford boss reckons his players are ready to hit the ground running.

“I’m 100 per cent happy with where the squad is at,” he said.

“From the last game before the break to now, we have a fully-fit squad and everyone is pushing each other, so I’m pleased.

“We’re going to need everyone in the next weeks, 100 per cent - everyone needs to be ready.

“First and foremost we need to make sure we have some good training sessions with the right sort of quality, intensity and tempo.

“But also for the matches - with five substations and a 20-man squad and a lot of games coming up, there’s no doubt that people will need to be available.”

Frank’s men eased past Sheffield Wednesday 5-0 in their last competitive outing over three months ago, as goals from Emiliano Marcondes, Bryan Mbeumo, Tariqe Fosu-Henry and two from Josh Dasilva capped off a convincing victory.

But the Bees’ run of form prior to that had been patchy, as they dropped points against Cardiff, Luton, Blackburn, Birmingham and Leeds and were without a win for five matches.

They face a stern test when football returns if they are to mount a challenge on the top two, with Saturday’s West London derby followed by a mouthwatering encounter against Slaven Bilić’s high-flying West Brom.

And after losing their final friendly 2-0 against Watford last week, Frank knows his team need to improve if they are to propel themselves into contention.

“Against Arsenal, it was a very good defensive effort throughout the game against a team who are very good on the ball,” he added.

“But against Watford, we could have had better decision making - the positions were there, but the pressure and intensity wasn’t good enough or quick enough.

“But you also need to look at the quality, structure and organisation of the two teams and I think we’ve been looking good - I’m pleased with the way we’ve been moving in both games.

“There are always bits I want to do better, and it’s about that speed, tempo and sharpness, especially in the final third - that extra touch or that little bit more quality on the final pass.”