Brentford boss Thomas Frank isn’t worrying about his side’s form despite heading into this weekend's clash with Coventry having suffered back-to-back defeats for the first time this season. 

After going down 2-0 to Barnsley on Sunday, Brentford lost 2-1 to local rivals QPR at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on Wednesday night to see them lose ground on Championship leaders Norwich.

The two losses leave the Bees looking over their shoulder in the second automatic promotion position, with Swansea hot on their heels just a point behind, with two games in hand. 

But Frank is adamant that his side will respond from those setbacks, starting with Saturday’s trip to St Andrew’s, having already beaten the Sky Blues 2-0 at home earlier in the season.  

“If anyone ever asked us, any player, any staff member, any fan, before the season that we would be in this position - with 57 points from 30 games - I think we would be very close to saying we would take that,” the Dane said.  

“Of course, two games ago, if you had asked me if we would have lost these two games I would have said no, but I am aware that we could lose the next game every time because this league is so even. 

“After the Barnsley game I showed the players just one clip, and that was in the 94th minute when Barnsley had eight players sprinting back after a corner. 

“If you have that mentality, that hard work rate and that togetherness then you will be absolutely fine.”

Brentford will be yearning to right the wrongs of the past week when they make the trip to the Midlands this weekend, having let a first-half lead slip against QPR in midweek. 

Ivan Toney’s 24th league goal of the season put the Bees ahead, leaving the striker just seven goals shy of breaking the Championship single-season goal record with 16 matches still left to play. 

A thunderous Sam Field volley levelled matters with 20 minutes left to play, before Charlie Austin met Ilias Chair’s pullback to turn the game on its head. 

But the trip to 20th-place Coventry will give the Bees the chance to put the record straight and get their promotion campaign back on track, with Mark Robins’ side registering just two wins since the start of the year. 

Frank confirmed that the injured trio of Pontus Jansson, Christian Norgaard and Emiliano Marcondes won’t be available for the clash with the Sky Blues, although the latter two are expected to be back in action in the near future. 

“Christian and Emiliano are getting really close, it’s still touch and go, they won’t be available for Coventry but we’re looking into next week potentially, but they’re progressing fine,” the Brentford boss said.  

“Of course, we are disappointed about losing our last two games, but this is football and the Championship doesn’t have a Manchester City or Liverpool running away with it because the difference between teams is so small. 

“If you’re on the wrong side of the fine margins then you can lose a game, and we need to learn from that and we need to move forward.”