Brentford's opening 45 minutes in their 3-0 win over Derby County was the best Thomas Frank has seen in the three years.

Head Coach Frank believes the performance which saw a Bryan Mbeumo strike and an Ollie Watkins brace all but seal the points before the half was the best he's witnessed.

An indifferent start to the season has often seen the Bees left frustrated as they failed to capitalise on possession domination, not at Griffin Park on Saturday however.

"We played so quickly with intensity and tempo that Derby couldn't get in the game," said Frank.

"It clicked in terms of creating opportunities and giving zero things away.

"Those aspects of our play are easier to talk about after a 3-0 win than the 1-0 defeat to Birmingham where we created even more chances.

"But we were really good and that made it very difficult for Derby."

Frank insists there is a lot more to come from his young Brentford side, saying: "This new team needs time and there are still things we can do to reach maximum performances but that was the best 45 minutes I've seen in my time here.

"We could have killed it off in the second half - we had five or six situations where better decision-making should have led to goals.

"Ollie Watkins could have had a hat-trick and you don't get many chances for those, but he is on a scoring streak now which will do his confidence good."

Frank singled out Watkins, Pontus Jansson and Sergi Canos for special praise, but hailed the role of Danish defender Henrik Dalsgaard as being pivotal in the win.

"What he gives the team cannot be underestimated.

"He played in a new position at centre-back today, took the ball forward, won all his duels and shared his experience.

"He is fresh this season and has a very important part to play in our side."

Brentford go into the international break 14th in the Championship with two wins from six.