Brentford team news & predicted line-up vs Nottingham Forest

Bees boss Thomas Frank looks to secure his first three point haul away from Brentford Community Stadium on the road against Steve Cooper’s bottom-dwelling Nottingham Forest

Though Nottingham Forest sits bottom of the Premier League table, Thomas Frank’s Brentford faces a tricky away day at the City Ground against Steve Cooper’s Forest on the back of the Bees’ poor run of form away from home this season that has seen them fail to win any of their six fixtures away from Brentford Community Stadium while surrendering 15 goals in the process.

Brentford has shown respect for Forest despite the club’s situation in the Premier League table and how they navigated the summer transfer window, with Cooper’s job a difficult one but seemingly has begun to finally bear some semblance of fruit in recent weeks, and no result is guaranteed on Saturday

Predicted Brentford XI vs Nottingham Forest

Players unavailable for selection & key fitness updates

Ivan Toney (red card), Christian Nørgaard, Pontus Jansson, Aaron Hickey, Thomas Strakosha

Ivan Toney’s absence due to a red card is a huge loss for Brentford, who will also be without Christian Nørgaard, Pontus Jansson, Aaron Hickey, and backup keeper Thomas Strakosha but thankfully can welcome back Mathias Jensen who will be fit and available for selection.

Expect the same back-three system from Frank at the weekend as they look to earn their first three-point haul on their travels.

Andrew Thompson

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