Yeovil Town travel to Brentford tomorrow looking to clock up their fourth consecutive win in League One and to continue their impressive drive up the table that has currently taken them to an unprecedented 5th place position. They come up against an 11th placed Bees side who lie four points behind.
Griffin Park is not one of Yeovil Town's most favoured grounds, with the Glovers having lost on all three occasions that they have played there. Last season's was the closest - a 3-2 defeat with the home side grabbing a winner two minutes from time.
Brentford are under new management with former Torquay United boss Leroy Rosenior having taken over from Martin Allen, who headed for Franchise FC during the summer. Leroy's side have only lost twice this season, but they have drawn six of their matches so far, including a 1-1 draw at Millwall on Tuesday night.
Defender Adam Griffiths could still play for Brentford despite breaking his nose on Tuesday. BBC Sport are claiming that he is being lined up to play in a protective mask. Midfielder Simon Cox has returned to his parent club Reading after breaking his fibula on Tuesday, whilst former Grimsby Town midfielder Thomas Pinault looks unlikely to play against his former manager after missing the midweeker with an ankle injury. Andrew Frampton has returned to training after an injury layoff and should be available, whilst Kevin O'Connor may be available after only just missing out on the trip to the New Den following a rib injury.
Also on the sidelines currently are Oli Skulasson and striker Lloyd Owusu whilst striker Chris Moore is serving the last match of a three game ban. That means that Yeovil will be almost certainly saying hello to Clyde Wijnhard, who has crossed swords with them on many an occasion as a Darlington and Macclesfield Town player. Former Torquay United striker Jo Kuffour will almost certainly partner him - another player the Glovers are all too familiar with. Less well-known is midfielder Jamie England, who is being tipped to make his debut for the club after being released by MK Dons.
For the Glovers, Andy Lindegaard is still not quite in full training following his rehabilitation from a groin injury. Striker Daniel Webb has returned to training following an ankle injury and is expected to travel, even if a full fitness test may be required to see him through. Fellow striker Lee Morris will also travel, although it would be a slight surprise if he is risked for tomorrow's game. Lee's injury has now been diagnosed as a hamstring injury, but physio Jim Joyce has stated that Morris pulled up feeling tightness only and so a more serious injury may have been prevented. Much more likely is that his place in the squad will be taken by on-loan Cardiff City midfielder Kevin Cooper who arrived at the club today (see below).
Tickets for the match can be bought on the day, and it is worth reminding that the Ealing Road terrace will be open for tomorrow's match as well as the originally publicised Braemar Road Stand. Fuller details are available in the Ciderspace Guide To Brentford.
Link: December 2005 : Brentford 3 Yeovil Town 2.
Link: March 2006 : Yeovil Town 1 Brentford 2.
Link: Ciderspace Guide To Brentford.
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