Brentford fans should not be concerned by their side’s recent slump in form according to Sky Sports’ David Prutton, and instead see it as a positive.

The Bees are winless in five outings ahead of Sheffield Wednesday’s visit to Griffin Park on Saturday, with automatic promotion all but impossible.

West Brom and Leeds occupy the top two spots after a purple patch after the turn of the year, leaving the West London outfit, who were within two points off the automatic spots two months ago, down in fifth.

Prutton, admitted he felt the current top two will make it to the Premiership leaving Fulham, Nottingham Forest, Brentford and Preston, who currently occupy the play-off spots to fight it out with Bristol and Blackburn who are in hot pursuit.

“Thomas Frank is very confident and is happy to be a part of that (promotion) conversation but that comes with pressure,” Prutton said.

“Maybe this is Brentford’s blip and it could serve them well come the end of the season.

“If you asked a Brentford fan about where they should be and what they’d expect this season– we have seen them in the play-offs before but now they’re set up with a wonderful model of development and picking up players from lesser-known football backgrounds.

"They operate under less weight of expectation than a side such as Fulham, Leeds or West Brom, which can serve as a benefit.”

Prutton went on to say he thought Brentford are due to turn a corner in their season and go into the play-offs in form.

With Matthias Jensen and Pontus Jansson expected to return to the red and white in the next few weeks, turning draws, they’ve had four in their last five outings, into wins could occur sooner rather than later.