Thomas Frank thinks catching Watford and taking an automatic promotion place will be a difficult task for Brentford.

Despite a thumping 5-0 victory over Preston in which the Bees ended a run of four successive draws, the gap between them and second place is still a huge nine points.

And despite having a game in hand on the Hornets, Frank hinted that their rivals would need to collapse for Brentford to rise into the Premier League for the first time.

“Whether we can catch Watford is just up to us to keep performing like we have done today,” said the Dane.

“We’re creating chances, and of course we’re very dangerous going forward.

“It’s all about us to keep performing and we’ll see where that takes us, but it is for Watford to lose though now.

“There’s no mind games between us or anything like that, but they’re in sync right now and it’s going to be difficult to catch them.

“We’ll just do what we can in these last six games.”