Thomas Frank reckons Brentford’s coaching staff should take credit for Ollie Watkins’ red-hot goalscoring form.

Frank’s side edged out a 1-0 victory over high-flying West Bromwich Albion at Griffin Park on Friday, as Watkins’ early strike propelled the Bees to within just five points of the automatic promotion spots.

And after the striker notched his 23rd league goal of the campaign - to draw him level with Aleksandar Mitrović as the division's top scorer - Frank says his backroom team deserve praise for the 24-year-old’s prolific exploits.

“All praise to Ollie but also the coaching staff and myself a little bit,” the Dane said.

“We evaluate and talk about where to have him in the box and where the triggers are for crosses and the places for him to attack and when.

“He is a big part of what we are doing here and he learns from what is being drilled into him, but for now as a team we will simply focus on the next game.

“There was a spell for the first 10 or 15 minutes of the second half where we had to be careful and weather the storm, but we did that and got the rewards.

“I thought we performed fantastically well and defensively as a whole team from Ollie and Said Benrahma to our defence. 

“The back four did a top, top job but Ethan ‘the mountain’ Pinnock was an absolute beast out there.”

The Bees have got off to a flyer since the Championship season resumed last weekend, seizing the West London bragging rights with a 2-0 win at Fulham before continuing their ascent up the table on Friday.

Watkins’ goal means Brentford now sit third after Scott Parker's side succumbed to a 3-0 defeat against table-topping Leeds at Elland Road.

Brentford now travel to Reading on Tuesday, who lie 15th in the Championship table and lost 2-1 at Derby County on Saturday.

But while the Bees continue their pursuit of fulfilling their ‘big dreams’, Frank insists they are only taking things one game at a time.

“Of course we have big dreams but the biggest thing for us is to focus on the next game and the next game after that,” he added.

“It was a good 100 per cent performance and we controlled the game well.

“But if we don’t perform against Reading on Tuesday night it won’t feel as good.”