Thomas Frank focused on the positives following our goalless draw with AFC Bournemouth.

Over the course of the 90 minutes, the Bees fully deserved a point, with the best chances of the game falling to Kristoffer Ajer and Ivan Toney.

“It was a tight game, and one that we mostly dominated without completely banking them in,” said Thomas. “If there should have been a narrow winner, then it should have been us.

“We always want to win, but if you can’t win, then don’t lose. We did that today.

“We got a clean sheet for the first time in a long time, especially away from home. That was good. We kept them to almost nothing.

“We had a good situation for Pontus [Jansson], and a good situation for Kristoffer Ajer.

"There was [Mikkel] Damsgaard’s shot and three to four good opportunities for Ivan. But none of them were clear-cut, big chances. The reason we didn’t win was the final third quality on the day; we didn’t produce big enough moments."

The Brentford head coach praised Mikkel Damsgaard following his first Premier League start.

“I thought he looked promising,” said Thomas, “he did some good bits today that were promising in many ways.

“Unfortunately, the team wasn’t 100 per cent in sync today. Because he’s a good ball player, he needs the team to play a little bit better for him to shine even more.”

Pontus Jansson was withdrawn midway through the second half and Thomas revealed that the skipper is unlikely to be fit for next weekend’s trip to St. James' Park: “It’s most likely a hamstring injury, but I don’t know how big it is. I think he’ll be out for the Newcastle game. He’ll be assessed tomorrow.”