Brentford Believes Fans Will Be the Difference on Saturday

Bees' Premier League dream hangs in the balance in Championship play-off

Club hope former player Chris Mepham (left) won't spoil the dream
Club hope former player Chris Mepham (left) won't spoil the dream. Picture: Brentford FC


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Some lucky Brentford fans will be back in the club’s new stadium just in time for the biggest game of the season against Bournemouth.

The Championship play-off takes place this Saturday (22 May) and the Bees will need to overturn a one goal deficit after going down 1-0 on the south coast on Monday.

Brentford went into the play-offs as favourites as Bournemouth had finished sixth in the league after a poor run of form as well as been beaten by the west London club recently.

Bournemouth will be monitoring closely the fitness of veteran captain Steve Cook but, if he is unable to play, former Brentford player Chris Mepham looks likely to replace him in the starting line-up.

The Cherries clearly benefited from having their supporters in the ground when they won the first leg and Brentford will be hoping that having just over 2,000 in the stadium will have the same effect.

Striker Ivan Toney broke a second tier scoring record that had lasted for nearly 30 years during the regular season and received the Golden Boot award this week. Two more from him with no response from the opposition would be enough to bring a historic promotion one step closer for the Bees.

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May 21, 2021


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