Brentford head coach Thomas Frank has issued an update on Bees striker Ivan Toney, who was only fit enough for the bench and didn't come on in the 2-0 win over Sheffield United.

Frank admitted it was "a very difficult decision" to leave him out, but wants his talisman to be as fit as possible ahead of next weekend's game against Luton Town.

"I want him as fit as soon as possible and ready," Frank said.

“It's always difficult. It's a very difficult decision to leave your best player out, but we need him to be in a very good fitness status. 

“Luckily - and it’s very good - that we could do it without him today.  

“That means I'm convinced that he’ll be in a good position for Luton.” 

On Kristoffer Ajer, who missed the squad altogether on Saturday, Frank added: “With him, it’s a minor calf strain, he could be in contention for the Luton game as well.” 

On the victory against the Blades, Frank expressed his relief and delight at picking up three points, and it's a result that leaves the west Londoners unbeaten in four games.

"It's always a relief when you win because it's so difficult, we've seen it this season, it’s only our eighth win," stated the Bees boss.

“We hadn’t won in nine, so I just said [to the players], ‘Please don't do that to me or themselves again!’ - they are definitely not doing it on purpose, we know that they are running hard every game, doing everything they can to win. 

“It's been coming, we’ve had a lot of good performances, so I’m so happy with another good performance - not a through-the-roof performance - but a good performance.  

“That was enough to win, a deserved win - and we finally got that little bit of luck that we have been searching for and haven’t been getting this season.”