Boss Frank impressed with Bees trio

Brentford’s record signing Keane Lewis-Potter is among three players boss Thomas Frank says are pushing for a greater role.

Lewis-Potter started his first game for the Bees in Tuesday’s 2-0 Carabao Cup win over Colchester United, scoring the opening goal.

But the 21-year-old has been restricted to appearances off the bench so far in the Premier League.

Frank says he has been impressed by the forward since his arrival from Hull City last month, however, and plans to reward him with more game time.

“I think there is definitely three players which have done extra well,” Frank said, when asked about who is pushing for more minutes.

“I think Keane Lewis-Potter has done well. I think he’s a very exciting young player.

“It was a top action for the first goal (against Colchester), with his movement and his finish.”

Frank also says he has been impressed by midfielders Shandon Baptiste and Vitaly Janelt.

Janelt was a regular starter for the Bees last season but has been named on the bench for the past two Premier League games, along with Baptiste.

“Shandon Baptiste has done well,” Frank continued.

“I think he’s come on and done well in all the games and I think his action for the first goal (against Colchester) was also a top action.

“And then there’s ‘Mr Reliable and Flexible’, who you need to have in the team one way or another, Vitaly.

“Those three I think are really pushing.”