BRENTFORD midfielder Christian Norgaard believes the Bees could have a “small edge” in the play-off schedule, due their experience in last year’s knockout finale.

The Danish star played the entirety of the play-off games for Thomas Frank’s side last season, before the Bees were denied promotion after a 2-1 defeat to Fulham in the final at Wembley.

Speaking ahead of Monday’s play-off semi-final first leg at Cherries (6pm), former Fiorentina man Norgaard said: “It is two one-off cup games.

“I can only talk from our behalf and I think that we have built up momentum that will give us a certain confidence going into the play-off games.

“Their recent form won’t have any influence because they have professional and good players who are ready for big games. We’ve been looking good in these knockout games.

“We did it last year in the play-off semi-finals and in the League Cup as well. Hopefully it will give us a bit of an edge coming into these knockout games.

“It is a bit more random than that but hopefully we can use that experience and when it comes to it, it will give us a small edge.”

Norgaard played 90 minutes when Brentford beat Cherries 1-0 at Vitality Stadium last month.

But the Copenhagen-born ace was full of respect for the challenge posed by Jonathan Woodgate’s side.

“We are facing a very good team. A team that has been in the Premier League for many years,” he added.

“We know that we need to be on our A-game to get a good result here. We are playing a top, top side who have a lot of Premier League experience.

“They have players who are made for the big games but we are confident, not just from beating Bournemouth, but from a really good run recently.

“We have won a lot of games recently which, for me, is a lot more important than thinking about former fixtures against Bournemouth.”