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Word on the street has it that Brentford are due to play a behind-closed-doors friendly against Tottenham this weekend.

If rumours are true, this is the second pre-season in a row that Brentford will have played the North London premiership outfit. Last season the two teams battled it out in a hard-fought match which saw Spurs coming out narrow winners.

The Spurs coaching staff apparently used the game as a barometer to gauge Brentford’s ability and playing style resulting in the loan of their promising young right back/winger Ryan Fredericks to the Bees. Super fast Ryan made 5 appearances for Brentford last season making his debut as sub for Logan in the 1.0 Carling Cup defeat away to Walsall on the first day of the season. He made his first full start as a midfielder in the 2-2 draw away to Tranmere in September – being replaced just after half-time by Donaldson.

Ryan was recalled to Spurs in October.

With Brentford taking no chances this season with injuries and suspensions hampering our campaign, Uwe Rosler is on the look-out for three or four more players to strengthen his squad still and it is highly likely that we may get ourselves another loan on the back of this match to give our squad even more strength in depth.

As an aside observation, judging on the 1000 tickets sold to Bees fans for the Celtic friendly (which will by all accounts sell out bar one stand), it could be argued that the fans would have preferred to see this game opened up to the public than watching our Scottish rivals. Not a Beesotted opinion – merely an observation.