Brentford manager Thomas Frank is praying for a double injury boost as his side make the trip to Brighton & Hove Albion this evening.

Mathias Jensen will be subject to a late fitness check to determine whether he is fit to feature, after spending two games on the sidelines with an adductor injury.

And while Kristoffer Ajer remains out, the Amex could welcome the long-awaited return of Mikkel Damsgaard, who is available for selection for the first time since August.

Despite Brentford’s injury woes this season, Frank has praised his players for their continued efforts, with three wins in their last five bringing the Bees up to 11th in the Premier League.

“Kristoffer Ajer will unfortunately be out, probably for some weeks with a foot issue," Frank said.

“Jensen will be touch and go, we are hoping he will be available for the game. Mikkel Damsgaard can be selected for the squad, so that’s a positive.

“It seems, like everything, we go under the radar, but we have had key players out for a long period of the season, players that would normally be starters. 

“We’re probably missing, if you take Ivan Toney into that, close to five starters, maybe more.

“We’ve been extremely unlucky and big credit to the players who have been available.”

It’s the first meeting between the two sides since their goal-laden contest last April, which saw Pontus Jansson, Ivan Toney and Ethan Pinnock bag for Brentford in a 3-3 draw on the south coast.

The result was far from an anomaly, with 17 goals being scored across the last five meetings between the Bees and the Seagulls.

It has become a fantastic fixture for the neutrals but for Frank, the priority is picking up all three points on the road.

He added: “I’d prefer to win! But 3-3 would probably be my second choice - that would be a great game for everyone involved.

“Brighton are a very good team with very good players; it will be a tough challenge for us.

“When we played them last year, they played a good game and I don’t think we played our best game. 

“But they’re doing well down there, [Roberto] De Zerbi is doing a good job, but we are up for it and we’re looking forward to it.”

Brentford will face the challenge of a returning Kaoru Mitoma, after Brighton boss De Zerbi offered a positive update on the star winger's fitness.

"Mitoma can play again because he played 65 minutes in Athens and it was a big risk to play with him for much time,” De Zerbi said.

“He can play, he can start the game.”