Brentford v Nottingham Forest

15 Aug

John Egan celebrates a goal for Brentford against Ipswich

John Egan’s two goals against Ipswich gave Brentford a first win of the season on Saturday

BBC coverage

How to follow:
BBC local radio; live text commentary on the BBC Sport website

Brentford have doubts over defender Yoann Barbet (ankle) and midfielder Alan McCormack (heel).

Forward Lasse Vibe is unlikely to feature despite his Denmark side losing in the quarter-finals of the Olympic football competition on Saturday.

Nottingham Forest defender Danny Fox is available again after serving a suspension.

Britt Assombalonga and Matt Mills, who both missed the defeat at Brighton, are hoping to shake off minor injuries.

Thomas Lam was ill and also missed that game, but he too is hoping to return.

Match facts

  • Brentford have only lost one of their 11 home games against Forest (W4 D6).
  • Forest have conceded at least twice in each of their last five games against the Bees, conceding 12 goals in total (W1 D1 L3).
  • The Bees have won their last three home games in the Championship; they’ve not won four in a row in the second tier since December 1951 (a run of six).
  • Forest have conceded exactly three goals in each of their two Championship games so far this season.


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