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Why Ethan Pinnock is absent for Brentford vs Watford

Why Ethan Pinnock is absent for Brentford vs Watford

 

An explanation for the absence of defender Ethan Pinnock from Brentford’s squad to face Watford this evening has been provided online.

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Thomas Frank’s side are of course set to return to action shortly.

In the first of the weekend’s Premier League fixtures, the Bees have welcomed relegation-battling Watford to London, eyeing a return to winning ways.

Brentford have managed just a solitary victory across the club’s last eight league outings, two weeks ago versus Everton.

Such a concerning stretch of form has seen the capital outfit, on the back of a stellar opening to the campaign, slip to a lowly 13th in the English top-flight table.

Why Ethan Pinnock is absent for Brentford vs Watford

BRENTFORD, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 24: Bryan Mbeumo of Brentford reacts during the Premier League match between Brentford and Leicester City at Brentford Community Stadium on October 24, 2021 in Brentford, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Pinnock’s Covid diagnosis

As alluded to above, however, Brentford’s efforts to get things back on track courtesy of a three-point haul this evening have, ahead of kick-off, been dealt something of a blow.

This comes in the form of the absence of star defender Ethan Pinnock from the club’s matchday squad:

Concern, in turn, quickly spread amongst the Bees’ fanbase, with an explanation for Pinnock missing out on Friday, initially, having not been provided.

Amid an already worrying situation at the club, key goalscorer Ivan Toney is also sidelined at present, owing to a bout of Covid-19.

And, as confirmed by Premier League expert Ben Dinnery a short time ago, the same can now be said of Pinnock.

The stopper faces a spell in self isolation over the coming week, after too returning a positive Covid test over the last couple of days:

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This article was edited by Ben Browning.

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