Brentford manager Thomas Frank praised Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth after the Bess knocked the Chairboys out of the EFL Cup in the first round stage.

The 46-year-old was speaking after the 1-1 draw on Sunday afternoon, which saw Brentford defeat 10-man Wycombe 4-2 on penalties.

The Dane said: “Wycombe did very well.

“I think it is clear that they are going to create trouble for a lot of teams in the Championship.

“I don’t know exactly what the budget for Wycombe or any of the clubs in the Championship are, but I read the newspapers as well and everyone is saying that they have by far the lowest budget.

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“So, with that perspective, it is very impressive to see what he has created at Wycombe and the way they played is clear that it will not be easy to handle.”

Wycombe went 1-0 down in the first-half thanks to a goal from centre back Ethan Pinnock, with the goal being the first at the Bees’ new stadium.

The Chairboys then went a man down when Dominic Gape was shown a straight red for a late tackle on 19-year-old Czech midfielder Jan Zamburek, just two minutes into the second-half.

But Daryl Horgan on his debut equalised for the Chairboys, with 13 minutes to go, to take the game into a penalty shootout.

Nick Freeman and Scott Kashket missed their kicks, knocking Wycombe out of the competition.

Just over a year ago, Wycombe were knocked out of the EFL Cup in the same round and in the same circumstances, as they lost to Reading on penalties at Adams Park.

Frank continued: “They’ll be a lot of situations where they will create chances out of nothing, and the culture and the work ethic they have at Wycombe is amazing and that is the foundation of all football teams.

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“It is an interesting part of football but not all clubs have that top culture and work ethic that they have and if they have it, they can be very strong.”

Wycombe and Brentford will next meet again in November at Adams Park, before playing in West London at the end of January.

Both those games will be in the Championship.