Thomas Frank is preparing his Brentford side for the form team in the division in Rovers, believing the job Tony Mowbray has done is nothing short of ‘remarkable’.

Frank says he has seen Rovers evolve this season and he’s well aware of the challenge the Bees face, with Rovers top of the form table over the last six games, while no team has taken more points than Mowbray’s men since the last international break.

Rovers won the reverse fixture at Ewood Park 1-0, courtesy of a Bradley Dack goal, one of a number of players Mowbray is currently having to do without.

Frank remains confident in his side however, Brentford sitting fourth in the table and with eyes on catching second-placed Leeds who they drew with in their last home match.

They possess the league’s most potent front three, with the Dane declaring 12-goal winger Bryan Mbuemo fit for Rovers’ visit.

But despite thrashing Rovers 5-2 in the same fixture last year, Frank is very complimentary about the job Mowbray has done.

“I think it’s a big challenge. They are the team in the division in the best form according to the form table of the last six games,” he told his pre-match press conference.

“To emphasise that, they have lost three times in the last 17 games which shows a lot about a team that’s difficult to win against.

“I think the development of the team from last year to this year, by Tony Mowbray and his coaching staff, is remarkable and they play some really good football and on their day are a really, really good team.

“I think it’s quite impressive what they have done so far this season.

“I think it’s a game I expect us to dominate, particularly at Griffin Park, but we know when they are on the ball they’re fluent, can create and have a lot of players ahead of the ball who want to run in behind and get the ball in between the lines.

“It’s going to be another tough task but I don’t think there’s any easy tasks in this division.”

Rovers were able to climb to eighth after their win at Charlton, with Leeds the only team above them in the table at the start of the day to win.

Brentford needed to come from behind to draw at Birmingham, and asked if the promotion pressure is ramping up, Frank said: “Yeah I think. Definitely when you’re getting closer to that run in there will be a bigger urgency about every game from everyone.

“It’s now, it’s not the second game of the season so it will build. Maybe not now, but definitely the last six games it’ll be interesting.”