Speaking ahead of Brentford’s Premier League game against Nottingham Forest on Sunday, head coach Thomas Frank delivered an update on the injured Mikkel Damsgaard.

Damsgaard has been absent since the Bees’ 3-0 victory over Fulham on 19 August.

“He saw a knee specialist and had a minor operation this week,” said Frank.

“Everything looked good in terms of the bigger parts that we could be worried about and that’s positive.

“They cleaned the knee and hopefully that’s the bit that will help him. We hope he will be back soon, but there is no timeframe. We will see how things settle down and then we will see how close he is.”

Kevin Schade (adductor) and Rico Henry (knee) have also had surgery this week. Schade will be out for several months, while Henry is likely to miss the remainder of the 2023/24 season.

Ben Mee, Shandon Baptiste and Josh Dasilva also remain sidelined.

Despite missing six first-team players due to injury, Frank insisted that Brentford are in a good place ahead of Sunday’s trip to the City Ground.

“Nottingham are a good team,” he said. “They have improved the squad with several very good players, and we know that they’re a very difficult team to face at their home ground.

“It will be a difficult task, but we trust ourselves and we know that we can go there and win.

“It’s important to look at our performances so far; we had one bad performance against Everton and the rest have been good or very good.

“Against Arsenal on Wednesday night is was a very good [performance] again. We just need to keep doing what we’re doing well – keep getting into the right positions and creating chances – and we will be fine. Eventually it will go in the back of the net, I don’t doubt that.”