Brentford must thwart Millwall’s counter-attacks and disrupt their set-piece plays if they are to come away with something from The Den, according to Thomas Frank.

The Bees boss says “every single duel will be like a World Cup duel” and will be keen for his team to improve on their last performance against Reading.

Frank will also be hoping to welcome back Kamohelo Mokotjo for the clash on Good Friday, who has missed the last two games, as Millwall are desperate for points in their fight to avoid relegation.

“That’s going to be a massive game, I’m looking forward to it,” he said.

“Everybody knows The Den is a difficult place to play, so that will be a big test for the team to go there. We need to understand that every single duel will be like a World Cup duel and we need to handle that.

“Hopefully we can have a little more quality on the ball on the day, but that’s going to be a massive game and we’re looking forward to it.”

Frank lamented his team’s defensive errors in the defeat to Reading, seeing Yakou Meite score twice in seven minutes at the Madejski Stadium.

After Brentford’s attack broke down, Meite latched onto a through ball to bury a one-on-one chance before being found unmarked in the box to head home from Lewis Baker’s set-piece.

But for Millwall, who are two points above the drop, wins are vital despite the Lions having a game in hand over their relegation rivals.

When asked what Brentford could take from the Reading defeat, Frank added: “Don’t concede in the first five minutes.

“No, it’s so easy to say there was not enough willpower, because that’s not what I saw when we started the game, but things change during the game. Especially the two goals.

“So let me put it this way – the rest defending and closing down their counters [against Millwall] will be one thing and then set-pieces, we know, is a massive thing, so we need to be spot on with that.”

Asked about Mokotjo’s status, he said: “He should be available for Millwall.”