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Brentford boss Frank: Signing Eriksen no gamble

Brentford boss Thomas Frank hailed the performance of Christian Eriksen after victory over Burnley.

Eriksen, signed on a free transfer in January eight months after suffering a cardiac arrest on the pitch at Euro 2020, had a hand in two late goals for Ivan Toney.

With five minutes remaining Eriksen, starting his second match for the Bees, lifted in a perfect cross for Toney to head home at the far post.

Then in stoppage time Eriksen's played in Toney who was upended by Nathan Collins in the area, leading to a red card for the Burnley defender and an unstoppable penalty from the striker.

“It was a quality cross from Eriksen and a great header from Ivan," smiled Bees boss Frank. “We've seen things like that against us a few times this season, but this time it was a bit of quality from us.

“There is still more to come from him. Maybe not 10 top crosses a game, but more sharpness in the big moments. He's at a good level now but the last bit will take some time.

“For me it was not a gamble. I was convinced he could help us and that he could be the best signing ever for Brentford.

“It was not an injury, it was a heart condition. So he wouldn't have lost any speed or anything. There's a mental issue but when he decided he wanted to play that was it."

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