This season could be a big year for Rico Henry, according to Thomas Frank.

The full back, who featured in Brentford’s 3-0 preseason win against AFC Wimbledon, had a productive 45-minute cameo in which he assisted Ollie Watkins for the third goal.

Henry, 21, missed a considerable amount of last season through injury but managed to score once, and provide a few assists, in 16 appearances.

The departures of Moses Odubajo and Yoann Barbet in the summer now mean he will have an opportunity to lock down a starting spot in the team.

And with having impressed his boss in the opening weeks of preseason there’s hope that he can do just that.

“This year could potentially be a big year for Rico. I know it's only the start but he has looked amazing in the first two weeks, he just took to the pitch today so that's nice.

“It's nice to see Ollie Watkins [looking] lively going forward as well, so that's good.”

Henry was not the only one who stood out though.

Ethan Pinnock, Brentford's second summer signing for the first-team, showed what he can bring in the friendly win, as did midfielder Christian Norgaard who arrives from Serie A outfit Fiorentina.

The latter, who adds to a central midfield now involving Romaine Sawyers, Josh Dasilva and Kamohelo Mokotjo, scored the second of the three goals.

“I'm very pleased with the signing of Christian Norgaard,” Frank added. “I think he did well again today, so now we has four more established, good, central midfielders on a high level - and a younger one in Jaakko Oksanen.

“Also, I think, Ethan Pinnock got in quite a good debut. Very dominant in the air, you can see that, composed on the ball.

“Of course he needs to know the principles, he's only been training for three days. There were some communication issues in the first half but that'll get better, that's why we have preseason.”