Neal Maupay’s agonising second half miss in the narrow defeat to Norwich City summed up Brentford’s winless week, according to boss Thomas Frank.

Arguably the Bees’ best chance all game fell to the Championship’s leading scorer as the visitors trailed to a first half strike.

But he could only rattle the crossbar while off-balance following a quick double save from shot-stopper Tim Krul to keep out substitutes Lewis Macleod and Said Benrahma.

Kamohelo Mokotjo was lost to injury in the 28th minute before Emi Buendia struck Norwich into the lead shortly after.

Despite conceding a penalty with virtually the last kick of the first half, heroics from Daniel Bentley prevented Jordan Rhodes from doubling the hosts’ advantage.

Frank said: “If I should put anybody in that situation, I'd say Neal Maupay please could you put that in and make another tap-in for us? He didn't. He's scored so many for us, and done so well, and he will continue doing that in the future.

“The most disappointing [thing] I'd say, and the thing we need to learn, is the last 15 minutes. We need to show much more coolness, calmness, composure.

“Norwich were fearing us and you can see that they were under pressure.

“I'm disappointed that we've thrown the ball away six, seven times just because of rushing, and that's because the players played with big heart and good intentions.

“They want to do it so well, so they're just forcing it, and I think that's one of things [that happens] with a young squad when we just want to do the best we can.”

The defeat at Norwich now leaves Brentford without a win in nine games with struggling Millwall, buoyed from their convincing win over Ipswich Town, to come next.

Frank thought his side made a “massive” improvement defensively at Carrow Road but is disappointed to leave east Anglia without even a point.

When asked whether Maupay’s summed up his team’s week, he said: “I think you're absolutely right, I think it summed up the week.

“Going back to Bristol … I think we did enough to be up one or two-nil after 60 minutes. Preston, when you concede four you can't say you deserve anything.

“I think we deserved more than we got but we can't feel sorry for ourselves, it's part of football.

“We just need to get through it.”