No bad feeling towards Leeds, Frank insists

Brentford boss Thomas Frank

Brentford boss Thomas Frank says there is “no story” when it comes to a rivalry between himself and Leeds United.

It comes after a video re-emerged on social media recently which shows some of Leeds’ players chanting “mind the gap Thomas Frank” after being crowned Championship winners back in 2020 – a season in which Brentford finished third.

The video has been widely shared by both sets of supporters – as well as striker Ivan Toney – which has added to the build-up to the game between both sides next Sunday.

Leeds, who are currently fourth from bottom, could be relegated back to the Championship at Brentford should results not go in their favour.

But Frank insists there is no personal grudge between himself and Leeds’ supporters ahead of the game from his perspective.

“I know in my press conference I will get a lot of questions between the story about me and so-called Leeds fans and a video, but there is no story there from my perspective,” he said.

“In the Championship two years ago, I’m normally very transparent and honest, and I don’t do mind games. By mistake I said they will fear coming to Griffin Park, that’s what I said.

“That’s the only thing I said and since then I haven’t said anything bad. I think Leeds is one of the biggest clubs in the country. They should be in the Premier League with their story and their history.

“I think they’ve done remarkable.”