Brentford forward Bryan Mbeumo has described how the squad's togetherness makes the club feel like 'a family'.

The 23-year-old has been with the Bees for four years and, in that time, has helped the west Londoners to promotion to the Premier League in 2021.

And with the club currently seventh in the Premier League, Mbeumo was keen to highlight the bond between the squad as a key factor in the good performances and results over the last few seasons.

“I had been at Troyes in the past and, when I came here, it felt the same - it’s a family where everybody can speak to everybody and laugh with everybody," he began.

“Sometimes we do group stuff outside with the team and I think that’s great."

He added: “Every time someone joins us, we try to make them as confident as possible. This is what I felt when I came here as well.”

Mbeumo mentioned head coach Thomas Frank as a reason why the squad was so tight-knit, before discussing how the boss has helped him since he departed the French second division in 2019.

Mbeumo continued: “I have a very good relationship with him. He talks to me a lot - even if it’s a bad moment for me, he’s here to help me to reach the top. He always gives me confidence. I can only thank him.

“He gives me advice, mentally, and on the pitch as well, so it’s great to work with him.”

He added: “I think it’s his closeness with the players. It’s not only me, it’s the whole group who he is very close to. I think it is one of the best things a player could have.”

Mbeumo has five goals and five assists this term, but the Cameroon international admits that he is never satisfied and wants to continue to impress for the final 10 games of the campaign.

“Obviously, for a striker, goal involvements are very important," he said. "I’m nearly at the same level as last season and I’ll be happy if I can do better.

“I always try to be hard on myself, I think I can do more. I am going to work hard to aim a bit higher.”

He added: “We [Brentford] want to be as high as possible. In every aspect of life, if you want to be the best at something, you do what you can do and work hard."