SHOCKING; Brentford Stricken Injury Hit Manager, Lament Ahead of Saturday

On Sunday, the Bees go to Nottingham Forest in need of three points

In order to stop a six-game losing streak, Brentford head coach Thomas Frank has pushed his injury-plagued team to concentrate on the positives.

The latest Bees player to have a period on the sidelines is midfielder Mikkel Damsgaard, a Denmark international who underwent minor knee surgery this week.

Kevin Schade, a German attacker, underwent surgery for an adductor injury he sustained during the warm-up against Everton last weekend, while Rico Henry, a left back, is set to miss the remainder of the season due to a knee issue.

While striker Ivan Toney continues to serve a Football Association suspension for breaking gambling laws, Ben Mee, Shandon Baptiste, and Josh Dasilva are also still on the sidelines.

Brentford lost 1-0 at home to Arsenal in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night and are without a win in the Premier league since August 19, although they have drawn four games.

Frank wants everyone focused on the positives ahead of Sunday’s trip to Nottingham Forest.

“It’s important to look at our performances so far – we had one bad performance against Everton and the rest have been good or very good,” the Bees boss said.

“On Wednesday night against Arsenal, it was a very good performance once more.

We only need to keep doing what we are already doing effectively, positioning ourselves correctly, and creating opportunities, and everything will be OK.

I have no doubt that it will eventually go into the back of the net.

However, Frank is not seeking for an explanation as the team tries to function without Toney.

Ivan is a center-forward and goal scorer of the highest caliber, but the team also includes guys in whom Frank has complete faith.

“There is no question that the players up front will give us the goals we need,” the coach said.

Toney is working hard to improve his physical condition while also helping the squad on the practice field, according to Frank.

He would obviously love to remain with the team, but that is not a possibility.

Damsgaard’s expected return from surgery has not been given a timetable by Brentford.

He visited a knee doctor and underwent a minor procedure this week, according to Frank. “Everything appeared to be in order with regard to the larger aspects about which we should be concerned, and that is fine.

They cleansed his knee, and perhaps that is what will make a difference. There is no specific timetable, but we hope he will return soon.

We’ll wait till things calm down before determining how close he is.




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