Brentford boss Thomas Frank has urged his side to make their new home a fortress after they began life at the Community Stadium with a 3-0 win over Huddersfield on Saturday.

Josh Dasilva’s 58th-minute opener was added to by late strikes from Marcus Forss and Bryan Mbeumo as the Bees picked up their first league win of the season.

The match was not among those selected to take part in the pilot scheme of allowing 1,000 spectators into matches, meaning Brentford fans will have to wait to welcome supporters into their new 17,250-capacity home, but Frank was delighted by the way his side acclimatised to their surroundings.

"I was thinking this morning that we all want to create that fortress straight away in a new stadium,” he said.

“Then I thought, 'can you do that without the fans?'. But of course we are very pleased. We need to make it a fortress, we got the first win so that's good.”

Frank also reserved praise for Mbeumo, whose superb curled finish into the top corner in injury time added gloss to the score line.

With Ollie Watkins having departed to Aston Villa for a reported £28m and Said Benrahma still absent as speculation continues surrounding his future, the 21-year-old is the only member of last season’s much-heralded ‘BMW’ strike force to have featured so far in this campaign.

"We lost two wheels of the BMW, but Bryan's goal at the end was pure quality,” Frank said.

“I don't know if we can have the expectation of him of last season but I hope he can progress as well.”

Midfielder Dasilva, who followed up his strike in the midweek EFL Cup win over Southampton by breaking the deadlock on Saturday, added: “We missed chances in the first half but we know we will always create them, so it is about putting them away. We did that in the second half.

“We defended so well and I didn’t feel like we were going to concede, even at 1-0.

“It’s a pleasure to play in the new stadium. What they have built here is fantastic and we are relishing it. We enjoy it every time we come out here.”

Next up for the Bees is another trip to Premier League opposition in the EFL Cup, with West Brom lying in wait at The Hawthorns on Tuesday evening.