Brentford boss Thomas Frank has paid a glowing tribute to Coventry City’s style of football ahead of tomorrow’s big match in Greater London.
And the 47-year-old Dane has backed the Sky Blues to “comfortably” stay in the Championship in their first season back in the second tier, but only after his side have dominated Mark Robins’s men from the first whistle to the last.
Both sides go into the game on identical points, having each taken four points from their opening four league games.
Asked if he thinks Coventry will be dangerous opponents, the Bees’ manager said: “One hundred per cent!
“I have the biggest respect for Coventry, who I think are a very good side.
“I think they have done well in their first four games. I really, really like their style of play and I think Mark Robins has made a good job there in terms of they want to play with the ball and want to press.
“If they want to stay in the Championship and they have a very, very good chance. I think they will be comfortable in that aspect.”
He added: “I think they will not only suit the Championship but they will add something to the Championship, and they will be a very difficult task because they want to play.
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“They are brave, they have the ability to do it but also they want to press forward, so I think they play a really attractive brand of football.
“Hopefully we can cope with it. We are prepared for it and we want to take the initiative tomorrow.
“We need to get back on track and dominate that game from the start to the end. It will be difficult but that’s the aim.”
As for his own side’s form, having lost 4-2 to Preston North End at the brand new Brentford Community Stadium last time out, he said: “We know that in terms of performances so far in the four games in the Championship and four games in the Carabao Cup, there’s only one I am disappointed with, and that’s the game against Preston.
“I am one hundred per cent sure that will be a one off, not that we can’t lose another match, but in terms of conceding four goals, which we haven’t done in two years with me in charge.
“Last year we didn’t concede three goals in the entire Championship season.
“So, for me, we need to get back on track on the defensive side. But mainly I want us to dominate tomorrow from the first minute.”