Brentford manager Thomas Frank isn't focusing on the time of day his side are playing Nottingham Forest on Saturday, as they look to get their Championship promotion push back on track.

The Bees are involved in the lunch-time kick-off, needing to put the pressure back on Watford and Swansea above them, after they allowed a two-goal lead to slip away in their 2-2 draw against Derby on Tuesday night.

It meant that they fell five points behind second-placed Watford, albeit with a game in hand, and they're not able to afford another slip-up before the international break.

It had been suggested that Brentford have some kind of advantage playing ahead of their rivals, but Frank insists that will only be the case if they pick up all three points on home turf.

"No matter what, we need to put in a good performance and put in everything we can to win the game," Frank said.

"It is a tiny bit nicer leaning back after three points and watching, but you can’t think too much about that.

"We’ve talked about keeping the noise away, focusing on ourselves and then what we can affect. That is the message we keep re-enforcing."

The progress of the Bees to becoming consistent challengers near the top of Championship has led to further international recognition of their squad, with defender Ethan Pinnock earning his first call-up by Jamaica.

Pinnock, who played for England C during his days in non-League football with Dulwich Hamlet, could make his debut for the Reggae Boyz against the USA in Austria next week.

Frank said: "Ethan’s mentality is remarkable; looking at him now and knowing him as a person, you can just see, compared to players coming through the academy who have had nothing but success, that Ethan has been out in the real life.

"He has had setbacks and built his way through. He started when he came here and we played a back three but then we went to a back four and he went onto the bench.

"There were no complaints, he trained like a beast every day and he was ready when he got the chance. He never looked back from there."

Frank was also delighted to hear of a first England call-up for former Bees striker Ollie Watkins, who is enjoying a successful first season in the Premier League with Aston Villa, after leaving west London last summer.

"Ollie Watkins is a prime example of what I say to the team about showing that confident but humble attitude," Frank said.

"They believe in themselves but are humble for every test that is thrown towards them.

"I really hope that players see we walk the walk with the model and the strategy we have here at Brentford."