Brentford boss Thomas Frank felt Rovers ‘looked so tired’ in the final stages of their 2-2 draw at Griffin Park which gave him the belief there was only going to be one winner after getting it back to 2-2.

Rovers had led 2-0 courtesy of two Adam Armstrong goals, the second of which came from a ‘very debatable’ decision according to Frank.

The Dane also felt the penalty which earned his side a penalty was ‘discussable’ as Mads Roerslev went down under very little contact from Bradley Johnson.

Ollie Watkins had reduced the arrears prying to Said Benrahma levelling from the spot, and battling back to earn a point was particularly pleasing for Frank’s side who stay fourth in the table.

“They looked so tired last 10, 15 minutes, which is a big praise to our team,” he said.

“I’m very, very proud of what they produced out there.

“After the second goal there was only one team on the pitch.

“We totally locked them in and produced chances to get the win.

“That character is so good.

“We gave three chances away but great teams make mistakes.

“Overall I’m very proud but annoyed we didn’t get three points.”

Armstrong put Rovers ahead in the 11th minute, coolly finishing after collecting a Christian Walton ball forward, while the 23-year-old was calm from the spot after David Raya was adjudged to have fouled John Buckley.

That was despite Brentford having more attempts at goal, and Frank added: “Not everything was perfect but we produced enough chances to get a goal.

“Then after conceding a very debatable penalty for their second goal we were relentless, got closer to them and got our reward.

“A lot of teams at 2-2 will say ‘let’s settle for the point’ but we always want to win, went for it and created two chances that would have won the game for us. That’s the way we are.”

Roerslev came off the bench to have an impact on the game, winning the penalty that helped earn his side a point.

“It’s so nice to have a type like him on the bench,” Frank said.

“I know he trains hard every day so he’s ready.

“Most likely as a right-back you’re coming on cold, but he came on with impact, it shows his mentality.

“I think it was a fantastic action for the penalty, it’s a discussable decision (to award the penalty) but it’s a great action.”