Brentford ace Andreas Bjelland says this afternoon's opponents Sunderland are "stupid" if they think it will be an easy game against the Bees.

The Black Cats have a host of names from their Premier League squad from last season still with them have struggled hugely in the Championship.

Sunderland have won just once on the road so far this season, while Brentford are unbeaten in five and won their first league game at home last weekend.

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Danish international Bjelland is set to start in the heart of defence and is expecting a big test at Griffin Park.

But he knows his Brentford team-mates possess a big threat to the visitors, too.

"Hopefully we can change some of the good play we've been playing lately (into more wins)," said Bjelland.

"We're at home, it's a game we need to win, there is no doubt about that and we need to do it our way.

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"Like we did against Millwall, we need to continue what we do for the whole game and not just for 60 minutes, so if we do that then I have no doubt we are going to win.

"Sunderland are a big team, a big club with big players, but again we showed what we're good at last weekend

"Hopefully they will fear us, and if they don't then they're stupid.

Andreas Bjelland

"We just need to go out and play our own game right from the start, be on the ball and hopefully dictate the game."

Sunderland's plight may have surprised a few football fans, but the Championship is an extremely tough league.

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Indeed, Bjelland is hoping to inflict further damage on Simon Grayson's side this afternoon in west London, as Brentford look to climb the table.

"You see it each week, teams going at the bottom getting beat by teams at the bottom," he said.

"It's a tough league to be in and a tough league to come in to, so I don't think anyone can say going up to the Premier League isn't tough.

"It just shows anybody can beat anybody on a good day and if you get a good roll then you pick up points.

Andreas Bjelland

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"We want to be further up the league. If we look back at some of the games lately we're unbeaten, we're playing better and better and winning some games.

"I think we're on a good role. If you look at some of the statistics where we had 75 per cent of possession or something against Millwall, so we need to score goals and keep clean sheets like we did.

"We haven't been able to get the momentum going but two games at home now, hopefully with two wins before going off to two tough away games."