Brentford boss Thomas Frank believes he is “the most privileged manager in the Championship” when it comes to striking options after seeing his two in-form frontmen find the net in a 3-0 win at Luton on Saturday.

Ivan Toney’s ninth goal in seven games put the Bees two up at Kenilworth Road and Marcus Forss came off the bench to seal the outcome with his sixth of the campaign late on.

“We have two bang-on strikers,” he said.

“Ivan, despite being only 24, is slightly more experienced in terms of playing a lot of games across the divisions, and then we have a young prospect in Marcus.

“In terms of good strikers, I must be the most privileged manager in the Championship at this time.

“They are both doing brilliantly and having both of them is fantastic – one to score the second goal and the other to kill the game off.

“We know it’s going to be a long season so everyone is going to be needed.”

Toney is more than capably filling the void left by Ollie Watkins, who scored 25 Championship goals for Frank’s side last season before departing for Aston Villa in the summer, and converted Bryan Mbeumo’s cross nine minutes after Rico Henry’s long-range strike had put the Bees in front.

Forss added a third with a fine finish in the 76th minute, leaving Frank full of praise for a display which helped his team climb to ninth in the table.

“It was much closer to that complete performance we are searching for,” he said.

“We are working so hard to perform in every game and I am very pleased with how we played today.

“We showed good personality on the ball, we took the ball forward with initiative and we were composed.

“The second goal is the perfect example of it. Two good passes in the middle of the park, a ball in behind to Bryan Mbeumo, Ivan working the last line, a low pass across and 2-0. That was really, really pleasing.

“But for me, the way we defended was the biggest thing today. We were pushing the back four up to play with a high line to get the second ball game out of Luton and we stopped a lot of crosses. The front three and midfield were crucial in terms of their pressing.”

Brentford have struggled for consistency so far this season but Saturday’s result gives them confidence going into back-to-back homes games this week against high-flying Swansea (Tuesday) and Middlesbrough (Saturday).

“We are playing so many games and it is still early in the season,” Frank said.

“A lot of players played together last season but there are still injuries and small bits that affect things.

“It was a setback against Stoke (a 3-2 defeat) but we had a good performance against Norwich (a 1-1 draw) and now I think we are getting up to speed.

“There are still a lot of things to work on and we just need to be ready for Tuesday.”