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Scouting Report - A look at Brentford

AHEAD of QPR's match against Brentford we analyse our opponents in our regular Scouting Report feature.


Thomas Frank
Age - 45

Previous clubs managed

Brøndby and Denmark youth manager

Career High-Point

Achieved a semi-final finish with the Danish Under-17s in 2011

Preferred managerial style

Possession based

Managerial record at Brentford

Games 4 Wins 1 Draws 0 Lost 3

Thomas Frank’s record against QPR

Games 0

Formation and tactical approach

It’s early in Frank’s career at Brentford but the early signs are he’s looking to continue in the same style as Dean Smith, which was possession based and attractive style when going forward. The midfield is key to them winning matches and is the area where Brentford try to control the game with short passing and movement.

Last game and performance

Brentford got their first three points under Frank with a convincing win over Millwall. Apart from a 15 minutes spell after halftime the Bees controlled the match and deserved their victory.

Key Player

Romaine Sawyers – The newly appointed Brentford captain is crucial to their passing style and likes to control the game from the middle of the park.

One to watch

Neal Maupay – The Championship’s top goal-scorer with 11 goals but he has only netted one in his last four.