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Brentford defender looking for a confidence-booster

Dalsgaard has crucial games coming up for Denmark as well as the Bees

Great Dane: Dalsgaard in action for Denmark(Image: Getty)

Henrik Dalsgaard is hoping a successful international break with Denmark will give him the boost to help Brentford's season take off.

The Bees have shown huge promise this season despite boasting just one Championship win, and look like a single spark will ignite their campaign and see they fly up the table.

Home games against Millwall and Sunderland after the break could well provide that, but before then, Dalsgaard has World Cup qualifiers against Montenegro and Romania.

“It's always a pleasure going away for your country," the Dane told Brentford's official website. “We have two very important games. Hopefully I'll play, hopefully we can get two wins and I will bring some more confidence back to the group.

“If we all step up just a little bit, it means a lot in the game. If I do well with the national team I can come back with a bit more confidence and maybe help the others a little bit more.

New Bee: Dalsgaard prowls the touchline for Brentford

“I think we've got some more points, and we've got the first win which was very important. We need to turn these draws into wins, because we have the chances and we play very well.

“We need to do better, step it up a few per cent here and there. I'm sure it will turn and we'll get more victories.”

Signed in the summer to provide competition for Maxime Colin, Dalsgaard has become Brentford's first choice right-back since the Frenchman's departure to Birmingham City – and feels he is just about adjusting to life in the Championship.

“I like it. It's definitely a tough league, playing Saturday and Tuesday, I have had to get used to it,” said Dalsgaard. “I enjoy it, it's very physical. I've been playing a lot so I'm really enjoying it, Brentford is a great club and I love to play here.

“Physically and mentally you have to be prepared and take care of yourself, otherwise it will kill you. I think I've done alright, I think I can do better but the first couple of months have been me getting used to it. We need some more points, and then I'll be very happy.”

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