Brentford boss Thomas Frank strongly believes his side can overturn a Championship play-off semi-final deficit for the second year in a row after losing 1-0 at Bournemouth. 

Frank’s Bees came from a goal down to beat Swansea before losing out to Fulham at Wembley last season and must repeat the trick if they are to maintain their hopes of reaching the Premier League after Arnaut Danjuma’s first-leg winner.  

Danjuma swept home in the 55th minute following a slick counter-attack to give Jonathan Woodgate’s Cherries the upper hand before Brentford’s Bryan Mbeumo somehow squandered a chance to level the tie from inside the six-yard box.  

Frank said: “It’s like we’re going into the second half one down, there’s plenty of time to turn it around. 

“We know we have 90 minutes to do that and that will be more than enough time. Bournemouth know it’s not done. We’ll be ready and we’ll come flying out.  

“It will be a completely different game on Saturday, it will still be the small margins that define it, but we need to make sure we put in a bang-on performance with a top attitude.  

“We have big belief that we can do it and that [Swansea] is an experience we will use. That is proof we can do it. 

“I thought we were the better side in the second-half, we had our chances, and I felt a draw would've been the right result. 

“We lost our structure and focus on their biggest threat, which was the counter-attack, and we gave them the first goal from that, so we need to do better on that. 

"It's a massive chance for Bryan after that and it doesn't get any bigger.” 

On the day Covid-19 restrictions were eased, around 2,000 Bournemouth fans were in attendance on the south coast and Frank issued a rallying cry to his own supporters - who will be permitted at the Brentford Community Stadium for the first time since December - urging them to unsettle the opposition in the second leg.  

He added: “We need the fans, I think Bournemouth fans did an ok job - but we need you guys, we need a hostile environment because we need to be pushed forward. 

“Fans have a massive role, 100 per cent. I can’t wait to fight with them and do things together, we are really looking forward to having them back in our new stadium and what a game to get them back in - it doesn’t get any bigger.”