Thomas Frank has urged his Brentford side to build on an impressive mid-week display as they welcome Championship strugglers Wycombe to the Community Stadium on Saturday. 

The Bees dominated a 1-1 draw at second-placed Swansea on Wednesday night, with 21 shots to their hosts’ two, and were disappointed to see victory slip from their grasp against a home side who played the final 21 minutes with 10 men. 

Frank’s men could have climbed into the automatic promotion places had they held on for all three points but the Dane is urging his players to use that frustration to spur them on this weekend. 

“I told them this is the way to start the second half of the season with a performance like this, where we completely outplayed Swansea,” he said. 

“But that also puts demands on ourselves, so we need to be bang up there on Saturday against Wycombe. 

“We didn’t lose, but we need to have that bounce back mentality and irritation (at not winning), so we come flying out against Wycombe.” 

The visitors arrive in west London bottom of the table with just a solitary away win to their name this season as they adjust to life in the second tier for the first time in their history. 

The two sides have met twice already this season, with little to choose between the pair on both occasions. 

Brentford progressed 4-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in the EFL Cup first round in August before the two sides each drew a blank at Adams Park in November. 

The EFL Cup tie brought a Brentford debut for Charlie Goode but the defender will miss this weekend’s league meeting as he continues to recover from a medical issue. 

The 25-year-old has not featured since a 3-1 win over Reading on December 19 and has this week taken to Twitter to provide an update on his fitness. 

“Gutted to have been missing out recently,” he wrote. 

“Unfortunately I haven’t quite got over the medical issue I’ve been having for the last couple of months. Working hard with the right people, to be back out there with the boys as soon as I can.” 

Said Benrahma, meanwhile, has completed a permanent move to West Ham in a deal reportedly worth up to £30m. 

The Algerian, who scored 30 goals in 94 Bees appearances and was influential in the club’s run to last season’s Championship play-off final, moved across the capital on loan in October and has since made 12 Premier League appearances. 

The move was due to become permanent in the summer but the Hammers have opted to tie Benrahma down now in order to free up loan space in their squad, with Jesse Lingard set to join the club from Manchester United.