Nottingham Forest will look to get back to winning ways when they take on Brentford on Saturday at the City Ground.
Boss Martin O’Neill oversaw a disappointing loss to Birmingham City last time out and there isn’t much margin for error if the Reds are to secure a top six finish.
The Reds have been inconsistent of late at home.
During their last game in front of the Forest faithful they did win 3-1 over Wigan Athletic, however, and it will be a case of more of the same for O’Neill against the Bees.
Thomas Frank brings his side to Trentside in fantastic form.
Brentford are undefeated in ten games in all competitions and have scored three or more goals in their last five games.
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Ahead of the game, Seat Pitch caught up with Billy Grant (@BillyTheBee99) from Beesotted Fanzine, Blog and Podcast
Billy gave us the lowdown on all things Brentford.
And he was coming to Brentford as a No 2????
A peculiar move for him. Or not as the case might be.
But every single match – win or lose, home or away – he walks all the way over to the main terrace and claps the Brentford fans. This has gone down tremendously well.
I personally really like Dean Smith. He really is a lovely person and I wish him well in his career in general (but as Villa are promotion rivals, I can’t necessarily wish Villa well as we want to be higher than them).
BG: For the first time since Brentford were elected into the football league in 1920, we have we netted three or more goals in five consecutive matches. That’s some record. It’s a cliche but you can only beat what’s in front of you.
Six weeks ago we couldn’t beat an egg. So to be able to not only beat teams but to destroy them is truly wonderful.
The one plus-side. Maupay was scoring for fun. The guy is electric. I predicted early in the season that he would eclipse Andre Gray’s 18 goals in his only season for Brentford – which earned him a big money move to Burnley for Brentford – when the season was only half-way through. I was a few weeks out but he’s on 20 goals now. And will possibly be closer to 30 by the end of the season.
The problem was that we were light on goalscorers in other areas.
Then there is Mokotjo and Sawyers bossing the midfield.
I could go on.