Brentford Beat Rangers
The B team concluded their tour of Cyprus with a rousing 3-0 win over Russian 3rd division side Rodina Moscow with goals from Christian Tue Jensen, Julien Carre, and Jaden Brissett – his third in two games.
On Tuesday night, Brentford beat a Rangers XI by two goals to nil at Met Police with goals from Halil Dervisoglu and Tariqe Fosu.
However it was the performance of goalkeeper Nathan Shepperd that kept the young Bees in the match – the young Welshman making several crucial saves to deny the opposition.
The Rangers side, managed by ex-Gers cult hero Peter Lovenkrands, included a few fringe first teamers.
In other news, Jayden Onen has been called up to the Uganda squad for the first time ahead of their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Sudan later this month.
Jansson back for the run-in?
The club’s official Instagram have certainly got us expecting the captain to return to action against Fulham. Alongside a picture of Pontus Jansson in training was the caption “Building up for Friday night”.
What could they mean? Is this a case of classic mind games from Brentford?
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With just nine games left of the regular season to go (plus more if we reach the play-offs), let’s hope Pontus can stay injury-free throughout that time. His presence on Friday will ensure Fulham’s star man Aleksandar Mitrovic won’t have an easy ride against Brentford.
Thomas Frank spoke encouragingly about Jansson’s recovery last week. Is this the date he had earmarked?
Saying that, Brentford’s defence have looked much stronger against Sheffield Wednesda . The Brentford head coach talked about the “desire to defend” at the weekend with the centre-back partnership of Julian Jeanvier and Ethan Pinnock looking imperious.
That is a massive bonus if Jansson isn’t quite ready for action as Frank will not feel pressured to play him if he feels Friday’s match is a tad too soon.
Final Griffin Park match tickets against Barnsley – back on sale
Tickets for the final ever league game at Griffin Park, Barnsley at home on May 2nd, are back on sale. Club members with at least 750 TAPs (ticket access points) are able to purchase one ticket for themselves.
Be warned, they’re selling out fast. Ealing Road terrace sold out almost immediately after tickets went back on sale today. Members that qualify have until 4pm on Tuesday 24th March to buy their seats.
If any still remain after this window, all club members will have access to purchase one ticket from 4pm on Tuesday 31st March.
Wednesday hit for five
After five games without a win, the Bees made a perfect return to form on Saturday with a 5-0 demolition of Sheffield Wednesday. Avenging the 2-1 defeat at Hillsborough in December, Brentford were ruthless in attack and rugged in defence.
Josh Dasilva notched a brace and dominated the midfield, whilst Emiliano Marcondes and Tariqe Fosu scored their first league goals for the club. Marcondes’ strike was simply breath-taking, but more importantly his overall performance proved that he has the ability to step into Mathias Jensen’s shoes when required.
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It must be noted that Wednesday were poor. After been third at Christmas, they’re now in free-fall – winning only one match since then – and are only nine points above the drop zone.
And with the threat of a potential points deduction for breaking FFP rules, there will certainly be tougher tests in the weeks ahead.
Brentford kits through the ages
The latest episode of the Beesotted fans show aired on Love Sport Radio this Monday. Dave Lane and Gary GP Paul talked about the Bees’ shark-like performance on Saturday, as well as looking ahead to Fulham with Jim Levack.
There was also plenty of chatter about kits as they were joined by Nick Bruzon of The Last Word. It appears there’s a lot of love for our 1991-92 home kit – made by CHAD and HOBOT, sponsored by KLM, and worn by the likes of Dean Holdsworth and Gary Blissett on the way to winning the 3rd division. A retro classic for sure.
The Beesotted crew will be recording the pre-Fulham match podcast – which will go live at 7am on Thursday morning on PrideOfWest.London, previewing the crucial West London derby, with guest – Fulham Fan Abdul.