Brentford only have themselves to blame for not picking up all three points in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Huddersfield Town, according to boss Thomas Frank. 

The Bees gifted the Terriers the opening goal at the John Smith’s Stadium, after a lack of communication between David Raya and Mads Rasmussen resulted in Lewis O’Brien firing in from distance. 

Mads Bech Sorensen spared the visitors’ blushes five minutes after the break by prodding home the equaliser, but despite an onslaught on the hosts’ goal for the remainder of the game, it was two points dropped in Yorkshire. 

And Frank was left to reflect on a third straight draw for his side, with the Bees shooting themselves in the foot in their hunt for automatic promotion to the Premier League. 

“It’s one of those where I won’t blame any of them, but it looks like the communication could have been better between the two of them,” the Dane said. 

"I think the key thing I want them to get better at this season is to stop conceding these odd goals. 

“The strange thing is this season I think we’ve defended better as a team, if you look at expected goals against I think we are in the top two, but for some reason we have conceded a lot of strange goals, and I think it was one of them today. 

“I think we played a decent game, not a top performance but in many games that’s enough to get three points.

“If you look at the chances, even when went down 1-0 we still did enough to win the game. 

O’Brien’s early effort put the Bees on the back foot from the off in Saturday’s affair, with Carlos Corberan’s side happy to soak up the pressure the visitors were throwing at them for the remainder of the half. 

But a revitalised Brentford side fought their way back into the match soon after the break, as Sorensen latched onto a loose ball in the area to stab home an equaliser, before Ryan Schofield repelled a number of late efforts as the visitors went in search of the victory. 

But in the end it was another two points dropped for the Bees, who had to settle for a draw in their third straight league match, leaving them nine points behind second-placed Watford with eight games left to play in the hunt for automatic promotion. 

And despite his side’s second-half resurgence, Frank is keen for his side to turn their performances into points in the season’s run-in and get back to winning ways when they host Birmingham on Tuesday evening. 

“We all knew that we could do even more in the second-half so we adjusted a few things and got the winger closer to Ivan [Toney],” he said. 

“If you look at the last three games I think we performed well enough to get nine points, but for whatever reason we only have three. 

“We need to look at what we did well and what we didn’t do well, we have to keep the noise away from our heads and move onto the next game.”