Brentford head coach Thomas Frank believes tonight’s trip to Sheffield Wednesday will be one of the toughest tests his side have had to face this season.

Frank’s side go into the match at Hillsborough on the back of a 2-0 victory over Coventry on Saturday, with summer signing Ivan Toney bagging a brace to take his tally to five goals in his last three games.

The Owls currently prop up the SkyBet Championship table after a 12-point deduction for breaching of the EFL's profitability and sustainability rules, but have picked up eight points from their first five games.

Garry Monk bolstered his side with a number of signings over the latest transfer window including Aden Flint and Callum Paterson, who will provide a physical challenge in both boxes for the Bees, and Frank knows what to expect. 

"I have the biggest respect for Sheffield Wednesday, I think they are one of the strongest teams in the division,” the Dane said.

“If they hadn’t had their 12 points deduction they would have been in the top ten, and I think if you look at the players there is some real quality in the squad. 

“Garry Monk and his coaching staff have done a top job because it’s tough when you start the season with minus 12. Five games, only one loss, only three goals conceded; they look very, very solid.

"We know they are a threat around the box with a lot of crosses and a lot of people arriving in the box. There will also be a second ball game we need to manage as well.” 

Match-winner Toney left the field with a suspected shoulder injury just after the hour mark at the Brentford Community Stadium at the weekend, with Emiliano Marcondes also being substituted with a knock soon after.

But after both were assessed earlier in the week, Frank is confident they will be available for the trip to Yorkshire, as Brentford look for their first away win of the season.

Despite mustering just a single point from trips to Millwall and Birmingham so far , the Bees boss isn’t focusing on the away day blues, as his squad head to the steel city aiming for victory.

He said: “I actually hadn’t thought about the fact we hadn’t won away, so it’s definitely not something we talk about, but if you ask me whether I would like to win, yes!

“Ivan got contact to his back, but it was only a matter of pain to settle down, and Emiliano got contact to his hip, so it was bruising and a contact injury for both of them.

“They were both in training to see how they look, I expect both of them to be ready to play. We are planning for them to be able to play."