Thomas Frank insists his eyes remain focused on promotion to the Premier League, after celebrating his 50th win as Brentford head coach with a 3-1 triumph at Nottingham Forest on Saturday. 

Defender Henrik Dalsgaard headed the Bees in front at the City Ground in the 15th minute, but despite dominating for large parts of the first half Brentford were unable to add to their lead before the break. 

Forest were much improved in the second period, but the southwest Londoners successfully weathered the storm and late goals from Josh Dasilva and Ivan Toney secured the three points, ahead of Joe Worrall’s consolation and a red card for home substitute Anthony Knockaert. 

And while admitting there are still things to improve, Frank was pleased with the grit and determination shown by his team to successfully stretch their unbeaten run to 11 games. 

“Winning 50 games in charge is OK, but I want more,” the 47-year-old said. “We played really well in the first half and we should’ve been up by more than one goal. 

“There was a spell in the second half where we were throwing the ball away, not showing enough composure and not making enough passes. 

“They put us under pressure but I think the boys showed plenty of character to fight for each other. Because we hung in there, we managed to grab a really important second goal, which killed the game off. 

“I’m pleased we’re now on a run of 11 games unbeaten, and hopefully we can keep that going against Watford on Tuesday.”

Now sitting in sixth place in the Championship table, Brentford are on track to go one better than their run to the play-off final last season and earn a place in the Premier League for the first time. 

Next up is a trip to Vicarage Road to face Watford - who were relegated from the top tier in the previous campaign - and Saturday goalscorer Dasilva believes a victory over the Hornets would serve as a big boost to Brentford’s promotion ambitions. 

The 22-year-added: “If you keep winning it becomes a habit. We know as a team that we’re a solid unit and we’re desperate to keep that form going. 

“There are still aspects we can improve on and we’re working hard every day at the training ground to become better. We’re demanding a lot from each other and hopefully we can continue to translate our hard work on the training pitch into the match arena.”