- Aug 29, 2014
- Reaction score
Brentford and Blackpool meet at Griffin Park for the first time since August 2006 when Brentford won 1-0; The Bees have won three of the last four meetings with Blackpool.
Alan McCormack returned for Brentford after coming off of the bench against Bournemouth during Saturday's 3-1 victory but is likely to remain on the bench as Moses Odubajo is likely to remain in McCormack's position. Alan Judge will remain in midfield for The Bees but Lewis Macleod and Scott Hogan are still sidelined for Brentford, Jake Bidwell will complete his suspension after this one; Stuart Dallas is currently covering the Left Back position. Chris Long could start for Brentford after extending his loan from Everton by another month.
Blackpool will have Tom Aldred back following a one match suspension, Aldred was booked twice during Blackpool's 4-4 draw against Nottingham Forest. Darren O'Dea could return to the Blackpool starting 11 after he declared himself fit again. Lee Clark may fail to fill his bench as there are many injury worries. Blackpool have many injury worries: Niall Maher, Andrea Orlandi, Steven Davies, Mark Waddington, Nyron Nosworthy, Saer Sene and Islam Feruz are all likely to be sidelined for The Seasiders. Bright Samuel may be on the bench as he appeared for the Blackpool youth team Saturday.
Overall, Brentford are clear favourites in this one, Lee Clark's team are picking up now days though and will make it a hard match for Brentford.
Brentford- Button, Odubajo, Craig, Dean, Dallas, Diagouraga, Douglas, Pritchard, Jota, Judge, Gray
Blackpool- Lewis, Rothwell, Clarke, O'Dea, Hall, Perkins, O'Hara, Cameron, Telford, Ferguson, Madine
Brentford- W L W L L W (8th in the form guide)
Blackpool- L W L L D D (19th in the form guide)