The watchful eye of beloved Brentford boss Thomas Frank continues to serve the Bees admirably as the capital outfit presses on with its recent storyboard progression in the Premier League, with the Danish tactician leading the club to a lofty position in the table coming into match day 21.
One of the in-form sides in the league after a fantastic recent spell of form that sees the club behind only Arsenal in the form table of late (4-2-0), Brentford will look forward to their clash with Southampton at the Gtech Community Stadium on Saturday as the ideal chance to push up the table and possibly end the weekend in the European places based on results elsewhere.
Now that the Bees have found their shooting boots in recent weeks on top of their overall strong run of form, it might be time to look at the club as one of the dark horse favorites to push the periphery of the established order in the top flight of English football.
Predicted Brentford XI
Brentford Team News
- Out: Frank Onyeka, Pontus Jansson
- Doubt: Shandon Baptiste
Thomas Frank will be happy to go into the weekend home clash with Saints with just a smattering of selection concerns that should not hold the club back on the pitch in the capital.
Nigerian midfielder frank Onyeka remains out of contention with a hamstring injury, while Swedish veteran center-back Pontus Jansson is also not expected to be available despite nearing a return after a recent set-back, and Grenadan midfielder Shandon Baptiste is doubtful for inclusion for the same reason. Rico Henry is likely to be back in the matchday squad, but Frank could still turn to versatile German Vitaly Janelt to deputize at left-back.