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Davies Back For Brentford

24 February 2015

Clark Set To Call On Striker

Lee Clark has been handed a 'big boost' with the news that Steven Davies is fit to return to action at Brentford tonight.

The striker, 27, was forced to pull out of Saturday's game at Blackburn due to illness but has now recovered sufficiently in time for this fixture.

"We've got Steven back which is a big boost for us because we were down on numbers in attacking areas. It gives us the possibility of either starting with Steven or having him on the bench to come on and make an impact, like he did in the Forest game," the manager revealed.

Given that Andrea Orlandi, Niall Maher and Nyron Nosworthy are sidelined, Clark also hopes to have Darren O'Dea available in an effort to add experience back to his squad.

The Seasiders face a Brentford side fresh from victory against AFC Bournemouth, and Clark has been suitably impressed by the job Mark Warburton has done.

"Mark has done brilliantly in the couple of years he's been manager of Brentford and got them promoted from League One. They had a great result on Saturday, against the team I consider to be the best in the division. It will be an unbelievably tough game for us but we're going there with fight and spirit to try and take them on."

A positive result at Griffin Park would set things up for a big game against Wigan Athletic at the weekend, which could see the club get off the bottom of the table.

"Psychologically that would be a great motivation for us all so that's what we're aiming to do. They're our target at the moment and then we can target other things," Clark added.

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