Brentford head coach Thomas Frank was delighted to get a win in what he described as a ‘scrappy game’ against Southampton.

Ivan Toney opened the scoring for the Bees in the first half, before Yoane Wissa wrapped things up after scoring a second in added time.

And having lost for the first time in 13 games against Everton on Saturday, Frank was pleased to see his side bounce back with a win against the Saints.

“I love the bounce-back mentality from the players - that mentality to do extra, that mentality to be more determined in the 50-50 duels, to run harder in the pressure, to run harder in the recoveries, to be more focused in the one-on-one duels, because that's the minimum required,” said Frank.

“I think in the first half, we pressed very well, we created some good chances, and we scored a well-deserved goal.

“Second half, it was a scrappy game, not the most beautiful! We weren’t top on the ball but that happens sometimes in the Premier League, every game is difficult, especially away from home.

“So I'm very pleased with the mentality to get three points on not a top day.”

He added: “I think it's key because, in spells, you need to see out a game and you need to do what you can to defend well when everything is not clicking. We did that today.”

The Bees boss was also happy to see club captain Pontus Jansson make his first appearance since 30 December, after the centre-back came on as a substitute for the final 12 minutes of the clash on the south coast and helped to see out the win.

"It was very good to see him back, very good," Frank said.

"We’re pleased that our captain is back and available - he's been available the last couple of games, but now he’s got the minutes that he needs which is very important.”

He added: “We know we can go to the 3-5-2 and close the game down if needed, and the boys did that very well again today.”