- Aug 29, 2014
- Reaction score
Brentford and Huddersfield meet at Griffin Park for the first time since 2011 when Huddersfield defeated Brentford 4-0; Brentford have failed to beat Huddersfield in their last 5 meetings.
Jake Bidwell may return to the Brentford starting 11 after coming on during The Bees' 1-0 defeat to Birmingham on Saturday; manager Mark Warburton has recently been playing Stuart Dallas in the left-back position after Bidwell was sent off against Watford. Alan McCormack and Alan Judge may also return to the Brentford starting 11 as it is thought that Moses Odubajo picked up a knock against Birmingham on Saturday and Judge looked lively after replacing Toumani Diagouraga on Saturday. Lewis Macleod and Scott Hogan remain the only absentees for Brentford.
Chris Powell's Huddersfield may be without Nahki Wells who is rated '50/50' for this fixture with a shoulder injury. Wells was out of Saturday's match against Charlton Athletic on Saturday after picking up the injury against Reading; this may see James Vaughan keep his place in The Terriers starting 11. Joel Lynch remains the only sidelined player for Huddersfield despite resuming training with Huddersfield this week. Conor Coady and Oscar Gobern will be pushing for recalls to Chris Powell's starting 11.
Overall, this will be a tight fixture which Brentford will be expected to win; but Huddersfield have proved themselves as a bogey team for The Bees and may just pull off the double over Brentford.
Brentford- Button, McCormack, Moore, Tarkowski, Bidwell, Douglas, Diagouraga, Judge, Jota, Pritchard, Gray
Huddersfield- Smithies, Edgar, Wallace, Smith, Robinson, Scannell, Coady, Butterfield, Bunn, Vaughan, Miller
Last Six results-
Brentford- W L L W W L (8th in the form guide)
Huddersfield- W L D D W L (13th in the form guide)