Every word Thomas Frank said on Brighton defeat, Baptiste and Mbeumo partnership with Toney

By Uzzi Majid

Why did you decide to include Shandon Baptiste today?

When you try to combine a team, you have to find the right balance. I think he [Shandon] adds some offensive quality, I think he lacked for a bit today going forward. However in training, he earned his place for today. I would have started him against Arsenal if he wasn't injured.

Thoughts on Bryan Mbeumo's performance?

I think that's the positive. I think he [Bryan] and Ivan work so well together, so I think that is promising. It won't be long until he scores his first Premier League goal. We just need to continue because we were brilliant for 75 minutes.

Are you concerned at all regarding Brentford's start?

What I am most pleased about, we have had consistent performances. The Arsenal game, we won fair and square. The last three games, we probably could have won on another way. We just need to keep improving

Along with Mbeumo, do you think it will click for Brentford?

I think it's something we have to improve on, based on the last few games. As we spoke about earlier that it is a matter of time before he [Mbeumo scores] so I think it is a matter of time before we start creating more chances.

Concerned about Ivan Toney?

He was close to scoring the goal of the season! He is pressing and linking well with Bryan. I'm not concerned at all, his time will come.


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