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Preview: Brentford v Bolton Wanderers

21 December 2018

Bolton Wanderers take on Brentford in the Sky Bet Championship this weekend at Griffin Park. With that said, bwfc.co.uk highlights five talking points heading into the away clash.

1. Squad Update

During Friday’s pre-match press conference ahead of Brentford, assistant manager Steve Parkin gave an update on the squad.

Parkin said: “Mark Beevers is better now - his groin injury has settled down.

“Obviously we have Sammy Ameobi back from suspension and the whole squad seem in good spirits and are in a good place.”

2. A Game To Remember

We take you back to October 2014, when Brentford travelled to the University of Bolton Stadium to face Neil Lennon’s Bolton side in only his second home game in charge of the club.

The scores were level until just past the hour mark when Neil Danns slotted home while a Davies double - goals from Mark and Craig - sealed a 3-1 win for the Wanderers.

The highlights of that particular win meanwhile are below.

3. The Boss – Thomas Frank

The Bees' Danish manager took charge at Griffin Park in October after Dean Smith left to take the reins at Aston Villa.

He originally moved to Brentford to become co-assistant coach in 2016.

Frank has had an illustrious coaching career managing youth teams in Denmark before moving to the national team taking charge of the U16, U17 and U19 sides.

A career move to Brondby followed, where his side qualified for the Europa League two years in a row, despite failing to make it through the qualification rounds in both seasons.

4. New Faces At Griffin Park

Having only being appointed in October, Frank is yet to make any signings himself, so only has Dean Smith’s squad at his disposal.

The Bees had a reasonably quiet summer transfer window, only making four signings.

Twenty-year-old centre back Ezri Konsa signed from Charlton and has featured 21 times this term, keeping two clean sheets.

Brentford also secured the signature of defender Julian Jeanvier meanwhile.

The 26-year-old has struggled to stake a claim to a first team place though, only making six appearances so far.

He has however found the back of the net in both of his first two games in the Carabao Cup against Southend and the only goal of the game against Cheltenham.

5. Pay on the Day

Wanderers supporters will be able to buy tickets from the turnstiles at Griffin Park on Saturday afternoon.

Tickets will be sold on a cash only basis and prices do not increase on the day.

The prices are as follows:

Ticket Prices (Both Terrace & Seated)

  • Adults: £20
  • Over-65s: £15
  • Under-25s: £5
  • Under-18s: £1

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