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MATCH PREVIEW | BRENTFORD V LUTON TOWN

The Hatters take on the Bees at Griffin Park tomorrow

29 November 2019

The Hatters travel to Brentford tomorrow afternoon as Graeme Jones’ side aim to earn successive wins for the first time since August.

With a 2-1 win against Charlton Athletic on Tuesday evening, Town moved out of the relegation zone and ended a run of five consecutive losses.

Another three points on the board could see the Hatters climb up to 18th place with what would be their first away win since beating Blackburn Rovers in September.

Brentford were unable to stretch their two-game winning run after losing to Rovers in midweek as they remain eighth in the table, three points away from the play-off places.

International supporters can stream and follow the game from Griffin Park live on iFollow Hatters. Subscribers can tune into Simon Pitts’ full match commentary as well.

 

GRAEME JONES SAID:

On Brentford: “They’ve got David Raya who they spent a lot of money on, they’ve got Benrahma, Watkins, some really good players. It’s a difficult place to go but I think we’ve gained confidence in our performances in the last week so we will look forward to the challenge. 

On their recruitment process: “They received £20 million for Neal Maupay and they’ve spent a lot of money as well but nobody wants to lose their best striker. I think their method of work is quite different, they do things with stats and the old Billy Beane approach I think but I’m not too sure. 

“I think the owner was into that kind of thing. We look at stats but it’s not the fundamental thing we look at but I think they're a growing football club. They’re a good example, they’re a mainstay in the division, they’re always competitive and they have a style of play that they’re quite sure on, it’s quite recognisable so there’s a lot of good things going on at Brentford.

On Ollie Watkins: “He can penetrate, he can score goals with his head, he can score goals with his feet. He interchanges positions with Benrahma, can obviously play out-wide or through the middle but it’s another challenge in this league. 

 

WHO?

A Championship outfit since 2015, Brentford have previously been Fourth Division winners three times, Third Division winners two times and Second Division winners in 1935 as well.

They bid farewell to Griffin Park at the end of the season hoping to build on their 11th place finish in the Championship in the last campaign.

 

WHEN?

Kick-off is 3pm at Griffin Park on Saturday 30th November.

 

MAN IN THE MIDDLE?

The referee for Saturday’s game is Tony Harrington – who has taken charge of 15 games this season, dishing out 37 yellows and two red cards.

 

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets for this fixture are sold out. We wish the 1,630 Hatters fans safe travels down to London.

 

PLAYED BEFORE?

The last time the two sides met was in League Two over ten years ago. Brentford won the game 2-0 but the Hatters have the all-time superior record over their counterparts, winning 35 games compared to Brentford’s 25, sharing 15 draws as well.

 

FOLLOW THE ACTION

The main blow-by-blow account of the action from Griffin Park will be provided via the Match Centre on the club website, which you can access by clicking here.

 

The main moments from the game will appear on the Hatters’ social media feeds:

Twitter – @LutonTown

Facebook – www.facebook.com/LutonTown/

Instagram – www.instagram.com/ltfc_official/


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