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The Match: Brentford (A)

24 February 2015

Preview Tuesday's Clash

Griffin Park
24 February 2015
Brentford Vs Blackpool
Blackpool's second away game in four days takes them to London, where they'll face one of the season's surprise packages in Brentford.
 
A point at Blackburn Rovers was a building block for Lee Clark's side, who'll be looking to claim all three to aid their survival prospects.
 
It'll be the club's first visit to Griffin Park since 2006, and a win could take them level on points with Wigan Athletic, who travel to Bloomfield Road at the weekend.
 
The disruption surrounding Mark Warburton's future has done little to halt Brentford's fine campaign, which got better after victory over Bournemouth on Saturday.
 
Brentford know a positive result could take them into the top six, meaning the two clubs are desperate for points for opposite reasons.
 
Team News
Darren O'Dea is expected to be back in contention, after missing Saturday's trip through injury. Steven Davies has recovered from illness to travel, while Tom Aldred returns from his one-match suspension. Andrea Orlandi will miss out again, while there are further concerns regarding Nyron Nosworthy and Niall Maher.
 
Brentford will be without the suspended Jake Bidwell, but Alan Judge is back fit and available for selection. On Monday Chris Long extended his loan from Everton and is available for selection.
 
In The Build-Up
Grant Hall's first professional goal earned Blackpool a point at Ewood Park on Saturday. It was the second successive unbeaten game after the 4-4 draw with Nottingham Forest a week earlier.
 
Brentford stunned high-flying Bournemouth on Saturday, beating Eddie Howe's side 3-1, however they lost resoundingly at Charlton Athletic the previous week.
 
Previous Meetings
Brentford won at Bloomfield Road earlier in the season, coming from behind to cancel out Nathan Delfouneso's header. Pool's last visit to Griffin Park came in 2006, when the hosts beat Simon Grayson's side on the opening day.
 
Around The Championship
Wigan host Cardiff City at the DW Stadium, while Sheffield Wednesday travel to Millwall.
 
Blackburn V Norwich
Brighton V Leeds
Derby V Charlton
Huddersfield V Reading
Ipswich V Birmingham
Middlesbrough V Bolton
Millwall V Sheff Wed
Watford V Rotherham
Wigan V Cardiff
Wolves V Fulham
Nottm Forest V Bournemouth (Wednesday)

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