Brentford are looking to kickstart the new year where they left off after clinching a 2-1 victory over promotion rivals AFC Bournemouth.  

Dominic Solanke put the visitors in the lead after 25 minutes but the game was level before the break when Henrik Dalsgaard headed home.  

Substitute Tariqe Fosu scored for the Bees with just over ten minutes remaining and lifted his side into second place in the Championship.  

The victory also extended Brentford’s unbeaten run to 16 games – their last loss coming away at Stoke at the end of October – and head coach Thomas Frank was impressed with his side.  

“It’s been a crazy year for Brentford Football Club,” Frank said. “I think we have done a lot of things together very well. It’s good to end with a big win.” 

Next on the horizon for the Bees are Bristol City, who will travel to the Brentford Community Stadium on January 2.  

After an excellent start to the season, the Robins have fallen away in recent times with just one win from their past five Championship games.  

Dean Holden’s side sit in tenth place in the table on 33 points but Frank knows the threat they possess and wants his side to use their momentum to clinch victory. 

Frank added: “I see another big challenge and another difficult team who have good quality.  

“Of course, I know Bristol, I know what they do and I think Dean Holden has done a good job with them.  

“They had a fantastic start to the season. At the beginning they were bang up there, so it will be a tough task.  

“I think it’s about using our confidence we’re getting for this run of games. We need to use it well to do everything we can to get another three points.”