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Brentford vs Nottingham Forest preview

Brentford boss Mark Warburton admits he is aware of the threat Nottingham Forest pose. Warburton admits that “they will be hungry to put their bad run of results behind them”. Forest are level on points with Brentford on 22 points but have a better goal difference seeing them 2 places above the Bees in 10th place.

Brentford travel to Forest on Wednesday night following their 2-1 win against Derby at Griffin Park. They will be hoping Andre Gray will add to his goal on Saturday as The Bees look to leapfrog Forest in the table.

After a strong start to the season, Forest have had a bad run of form, dropping out of the play-off places.

Brentford have no fresh injury concerns with Sam Saunders likely to keep his place to the squad. Nico Yannaris could possibly make an appearance on the subs bench. Nottingham Forest have no new injury worries and are rumoured to welcome Matty Fryatt and Kelvin Wilson back to the squad.

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Douglas contract talks stall

Jonathan Douglas’ contract talks with the club have hit a stumbling block. The Irishman rejected the Bees first offer and since then, there’s been no communication over an extension.

An ever-present in the Brentford team this season, Douglas’ contract runs out next summer and hopefully an agreement will be reached soon.

Forest captain Cohen sidelined for the season

Nottingham Forest captain Chris Cohen has admitted he won’t be rushed back into playing.

Currently facing 9 months out of action following rupturing the cruciate ligaments in his knee, Cohen has said that he won’t be allowed to play again before the 9 month period is over, so as not to further damage the knee.

Forest’s longest serving player with 258 games under his belt, Cohen has been badly missed by Forest having only won only one game since his injury against Derby in September.

Leeds Chairman wants boss for decade

Leeds United chairman Massimo Cellino has claimed he wants new manager Neil Redfearn to remain their manager for the next ten years.

Cellino has gained a reputation for not sticking by the men he employs, having already gone through 3 managers this season. Leeds have made a mediocre start to the season, sitting in 17th place in the league.

Redfearn has already had 4 caretaker stints at the club, but this is the first time that he has held the job permanently.

Development squad match abandoned while ladies draw

The Brentford development squad match at Maidenhead was abandoned after 54 minutes due to a waterlogged pitch with Brentford losing 2-0 at the time.

Brentford ladies drew 6-6 with Watford with a four goals from Ashley Cheatley and a goal-a-piece from Sophie Lee and Claire Richardson. The Bees were 5-2 and 6-3 up before a Watford revival saw them pull level.

Daniel Blackham
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