Brentford boss Thomas Frank has praised his backroom team for keeping his players fit and healthy during their recent hectic run of fixtures. 

The Bees head to Luton on Saturday afternoon in the midst of a run of seven games in 17 days, with the matches coming thick and fast after the recent international break. 

Frank's squad is close to a full bill of health, with Pontus Jansson nearing a return to action in the coming weeks after a recent hamstring injury.  

But the Dane believes the ability of his side to keep up their intense playing style is testament to the work put in by the medical team at the Brentford Community Stadium throughout the week.

“I think we are fit, and we are strong. So there’s no problem for the players to continue playing, but we know there is an area of freshness,” Frank said. 

“That is how well we recover and that’s why my performance staff do a top job in terms of that, they look after the players well, and are always looking to help them recover to perform every third day. 

“I’m not playing a rotation system, but I am aware that I need to have a fresh team or as fresh a team as possible on the pitch.”

The Bees head to Kenilworth Road two points behind Nathan Jones’ side, after earning just a single point from their last two league matches. 

Last weekend’s 3-2 defeat at Stoke was followed up by a 1-1 draw with Norwich in midweek, as Kenny McLean’s late deflected strike cancelled out Ivan Toney’s opener on a frustrating evening for Frank and his side.

After surviving relegation by the skin of their teeth at the end of the last campaign, the Hatters have started this season in fine form, as they sit just a point outside the playoff places as things stand. 

And Frank is well aware of the dangers his team will face at the weekend, and was full of admiration for the job his opposite number has done since his return to the club.

“Luton will be another difficult opponent, another different style of play. They’ve had a good start to the Championship this season, I like the way they play,” Frank said.

“I like what Nathan Jones has done in terms of creating that culture and team in the last couple of years, it’s going to be another tough game but we are ready for it.