Brentford manager Thomas Frank has stated his desire to build momentum in their three remaining games ahead of the club’s second successive Championship play-off campaign.
The Bees gear up to face Rotherham this evening. While Frank’s side are sitting relatively comfortably with their play-off place confirmed, the Millers are scrapping for every point in pursuit of survival so it is set to be a stern test at the Brentford Community Stadium.
Brentford come into the game on the back of an impressive victory at Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium, despite playing virtually the entire second half with ten men.
Frank said: “I think we had an almost complete performance against Bournemouth but there are still tactical issues I would like to adjust. I will do everything I can to finish third because I think it means a lot. I am going strong tomorrow and we want to win.
“I would have preferred to have the automatics to play for right to the end of the season, but that doesn’t change our focus. We want to keep the momentum of our unbeaten run and build going forward.”
The adjustments noted by Frank refer to a gutsy decision to change formation just weeks before the end of the campaign.
Brentford’s new 3-4-1-2 grants them a strike partnership of Ivan Toney and Marcus Forss. The first game under the new system was a thumping 5-0 victory at Deepdale, and the Bees have gone unbeaten in their other three.
In this sense, Frank and his side still have much to play for. With three games until the end of the regular season, Brentford must perfect their new system in double quick time, starting against Paul Warne’s men this evening.