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MATCH PREVIEW

PUBLISHED
13:22 1st March 2015
By  David Threlfall-Sykes

MATCH PREVIEW: BRENTFORD

The Terriers will be looking to bounce back from Saturday’s defeat at Charlton with another trip to London on Tuesday night.

However, the game at Brentford could be one of the toughest tests of the season for Chris Powell’s side.

Only Derby County and Ipswich Town have recorded more Championship home wins than Brentford’s 10 so far this term; a record that has helped them stay in the promotion hunt.

Coming into the game, Mark Warburton’s side sit one place outside the Play-Offs in seventh with 58 points from 34 games; that’s 16 points more than Town.

The Bees have recorded thumping back-to-back wins in the team’s last two home outings at Griffin Park; an impressive 3-1 victory over fellow promotion hopefuls AFC Bournemouth and a 4-0 triumph over bottom club Blackpool.

Their efforts to record a third win in eight days were thwarted on Saturday, however, when they fell to a 1-0 defeat at Birmingham City.

Mark Warburton 4_3

Despite their impressive form in their first season back in the second tier, it was announced in mid-February that Warburton (pictured above) will not be in charge at Griffin Park next season as the Club goes down a different route.

Key to Brentford’s good form this season has been top scorer Andre Gray; the former Luton Town man joined in the summer and has netted 13 goals to date. 

Another man doing his bit is midfielder Alan Judge, who leads the Club’s assist charts with nine this term.

Warburton will be without the services of forward Scott Hogan (cruciate) on Tuesday night, whereas fellow attacker Lewis Macleod is nearing a return following a hamstring issue. 

Defender Tony Craig has also been sidelined with a dead leg recently, but Warburton has drafted in backup by loaning Liam Moore in from Premier League Leicester City.

The Terriers also have good form against Brentford, having defeated the Bees 2-1 at the John Smith’s Stadium in December. That win, secured by a Sean Scannell strike and an own goal from Jake Bidwell, ended a five game winning streak for the visitors.

David Button 4_3

Brentford’s last line up (4-2-3-1):

GK David Button (pictured above)

DL Stuart Dallas (pictured below)
DC Liam Moore
DC James Tarkowski
DR Moses Odubajo

MC Toumani Diagouraga
MC Jonathan Douglas

AML Jon Toral
AMC Alex Pritchard
AMR Jota

S Andre Gray

Stuart Dallas 4_3

Ticket news

Tickets for the game will be on sale at the Huddersfield Town ticket office until 11am on Tuesday 3 March. Click HERE for full price info.

Please note Brentford has now advised Huddersfield Town that there WILL be tickets for sale on match day, with all prices bar juniors increasing by £2.