Josh Dasilva has been tipped to become an important player for Brentford next season by captain Romaine Sawyers.

The 20-year-old has impressed boss Thomas Frank enough to get a run in the team, having started back-to-back games for the first time this season.

While the Bees boss wants to field the strongest squad at his disposal for Brentford’s remaining matches this season, Dasilva has caught a lot of attention with his impressive performances of late.

“He’s a big boy for his age and he’s got loads of ability,” Sawyers said. “If you see him in training every day he wows. He wows us on an amount of occasions.

“[The 3-4-3 formation] is not playing to his strengths completely but since he's been in there he's done well. I hope he keeps doing it.”

Asked whether he can become an important player next year, the Brentford captain added: “Yeah, he can.

“He’s showed us this year he can play at this level, and it’s just getting more games and more understanding then he should have a real shot.”

Brentford fielded a substitutes’ bench with an average age of around 20 years old in the defeat to Reading, with Emiliano Marcondes and Marcus Forss getting run-outs.

After the 2-0 win over Ipswich Town, Frank was asked whether the last four Championship matches could be opportunities for the Bees’ B team players.

But the 45-year-old is preferring to play the strongest-possible lineup available – with Millwall, Leeds United, Bolton Wanderers and Preston North End still to come.

He said: “I think I'd like to put the best possible team out there every single time. But of course, when we have the opportunity, and when they deserve it, we'd like to give minutes to young players.

“Unless they are just better then we'll play them.”