Thomas Frank was adamant that his side ‘Will provide goals’ when speaking ahead of his side’s Premier League clash away to Nottingham forest.
Frank’s side came up short mid-week losing to Arsenal 1-0 in the EFL cup.
Despite dominating the majority of the game and creating most of the games chances Frank’s side couldn’t make the breakthrough. Arsenal were the ones to provide a moment of quality which was enough to send them through to the round of 16 stage of the competition .
Star striker Ivan Toney, who scored 20 goals last season for the Bees, is still banned for breaching FA regulations regarding betting/gambling.This had led many people questioning the detrimental impact this may have on Brentford in front of goal.
Ivan Toney spotted watching EFL tie against Arsenal
Brentford have now lost their last 3 in all competitions with the shock 3-1 loss to strugglers Everton at home last Saturday adding insult to injury for the Bees.
Despite the dip in form,Thomas Frank assured the media and fans ‘If we keep creating the chances we have created we will be fine’.
When questioned about the effectiveness of his team without their Star Striker Frank went on to say ‘Ivan (Toney) is a world class goal scorer’
He went on to add ‘We have players who we fully trust to provide us with the goals we need’.
Everton scoring against Brentford last Saturday
Brentford travel to the City Ground tomorrow to face Nottingham forest with one point separating the two sides.
In this fixture last season Brentford suffered heartbreak after Mathias Jorgensen turned the ball into his own net resulting in a 96th minute equaliser for forest as the game ended 2-2.
When reminded of Brentford’s visit to Nottingham last season,Frank explained how ‘It was a long time ago but of coarse always painful to receive an equaliser in the 96th minute’.
He added ‘It’s a good reminder that it will be very difficult,Nottingham (forest) are a very good team’.
Forest vs Brentford last season at City Ground
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After Fridays training session two members of the Brentford squad were invited to watch a Falcons training session with Frank jokingly admitting ‘I would’ve loved to be there today but I had to do this’
The Ryder cup also teed off in Rome on Friday morning.
When asked if he would be watching the Ryder cup Frank shared a less enthusiastic mindset ‘I’m not watching,I know its very rare for a Premier League manger who doesn’t play golf but I’ve tried it its ok fun but I’m not particularly good’