Brentford boss Thomas Frank will be boosted by the return of Pontus Jansson to the Brentford squad ahead of their trip to Wycombe this Saturday. 

The Bees travel to Adams Park looking to stretch their unbeaten league run to five games, and the return of the Swedish centre-back will help them deal with what is likely to be a physical match against the Chairboys. 

Jansson limped off with a hamstring injury in the 2-1 victory over Sheffield Wednesday in mid-October, having played every minute of the Championship season up until that point. 

The trip to Buckinghamshire has come just too early for midfielder Christian Norgaard, as the Dane continues to recover from an ankle injury, but Frank has been impressed with the duo in their efforts to return to full fitness. 

“Pontus and Christian have done everything they can, they have travelled with the squad and been cheering on from the stands and been in the dressing room and just been top,” said Frank.

“It’s the true leaders you see in the tough moments.

“When you keep a cool head, a warm heart and you make good decisions in crucial moments of the game and encourage and show direction, and that’s where Pontus is going to be crucial for us and we look forward to welcoming him back into the team.”

“Christian is still a tiny bit away, but we he will soon be able to help the team. It is probably some weeks (away), but he is still on schedule.”

The Bees return from the international break looking to gain ground on the leading pack in the Championship, as they go into the weekend three points behind sixth-placed Swansea. 

Frank’s side have been guilty of throwing away points from losing positions this season, despite a number of impressive performances. 

And despite a run of just one defeat in seven league games, the Dane is confident that his side can reach another level ahead of the festive period.

“We have played good or top in nine of our 11 league games, with the exceptions Preston and Stoke, and if we continue that ratio, then we will collect a lot of points going forward,” he said.

“I would love to have more of these complete performances like we had at Luton and at home to Huddersfield, which was really good as well.

“I just sense there is more to come from the group and we will do everything we can to get the best out of the players going forward.”