Brentford manager Thomas Frank has praised opposite number David Moyes ahead of his side’s trip across the capital to face West Ham on Sunday.

The Hammers currently sit in seventh after last Saturday's 2-1 win against Leeds United, while the Bees are two points behind them in ninth following their stunning 3-3 draw against Liverpool.

David Moyes' side have also been boosted by two encouraging results in Europe, beating Rapid Vienna 2-0 on Thursday, having already beaten Dinamo Zagreb 2-0 away from home.

The Brentford manager was full of admiration for the Scot, who is rapidly approaching his 1000th senior game in the dugout.

Frank said: "He was not recognised as a proper coach, and what he's done in West Ham is fantastic.

"He's taken them to their second-best position, and the way they play, they have solid players in every area of the pitch.

"They got into the top six, which is remarkable, honestly, and they just continue this year, and they now have six points in the Europa League, so I think it's a remarkable job, and I think it deserves so much praise.

"It just shows, with his coaching staff and staff around him, what a great coach he is, and I'm pleased for him."

Ethan Pinnock is a doubt for the Bees after he sustained an injury late in his side's draw with Liverpool and long-term absentee Josh da Silva remains side-lined for the Bees, while Mads Bech Sorensen will also miss the clash with a knee injury.

Vladimír Coufal sat out Thursday night's Europa League win over Rapid Vienna following injury but is back in contention for the squad this weekend.

The Hammers are also without another right-back in Ryan Fredericks after picking up a groin problem in the Carabao Cup win over Manchester United.

Frank added: "London derbies are always special, but of course, if you rate Liverpool, I think that's, you know, a bigger club, so I think it's natural to speak about it, but for me, every game is a big game.

"It's the same for the players, I don't know enough about the story with Brentford and West Ham, but if it were QPR and Fulham, that would have been even bigger.

"Yes, of course, I'd prefer a win, secondly a draw on Sunday and of course a good performance and points would be fantastic, and that's what we're going for."

This is the first league meeting between West Ham and Brentford since April 1993, when the Hammers won 4-0 at Upton Park in a campaign that saw them promoted and the Bees relegated from the second tier.