Brentford boss Thomas Frank paid testament to his side’s dominance as they registered their first league win in three games with a 2-0 victory over Coventry on Saturday.  

The Bees came out flying at the Brentford Community Stadium but were frustrated by some resolute defending by Mark Robins’ side, as the scores remained level going into the break.  

That all changed within seconds of the restart, as Ivan Toney grabbed the opener after getting a toe to Bryan Mbeumo’s centre, before the former Peterborough man made it four goals in two games with his second before the hour mark. 

Although Frank was delighted with his side’s perseverance in breaking down the Sky Blues’ rearguard, the Dane was left troubled by the way the visitors came back into the game late on.  

“We got the first goal early after half time and that was down to our patience, persistence and determination to keep playing at a high tempo, so I am pleased with that,” he said.  

“We were good for 75 minutes and really good in spells. We started the game fast and dominated from the first second, but in the last 15 or 20 minutes we needed to do better. 

“That will be the most important part of the game for me to watch back because defensively we lost a little bit of intensity and needed to do so much better. 

“Sometimes when you are dominating you can drop your standards a bit, but Coventry are a very good side and in the last 15 or so minutes they showed that they will do very well in this league.” 

Victory for Brentford moves them into the top half of the table with seven points from their first five games this season, as the Bees look to gain momentum heading into a hectic period of six games in 17 days. 

With the games coming thick and fast in the next three weeks, the Bees’ boss will be looking to utilise his squad to great effect to avoid injuries and continue to close the gap to the leading pack. 

Match-winner Toney departed the field midway through the second half with a shoulder injury on Saturday, but Frank was adamant that the 24-year-old will be available for their midweek trip to Sheffield Wednesday.  

“He scored two top goals and was frustrated about coming off, but it was an impact injury and I was thinking of taking him off anyway,” he said. 

“Ivan is about much more than goals. His link up play and persistence are excellent and he will improve massively throughout this season. 

“It won’t be squad rotation, and not 90 minutes for specific players, but something in between and hopefully some early subs. 

“I have told the squad that everyone will need to be ready and I trust them when they need to step in.”