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20-y/o in: The Brentford XI that fans will surely want to see tonight

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Brentford travel to Swansea City in the Championship tonight, as Thomas Frank’s team look for back-to-back wins after their dramatic 3-2 victory over Millwall at the weekend.

Millwall were two goals to the good at Griffin Park on Saturday, and with six minutes remaining on the clock it seemed Adam Barrett would get his second-straight win as caretaker manager.

But the Bees stung late with goals from Josh Dasilva, Bryan Mbuemo and Ollie Watkins to give Frank’s side a 3-2 win, and send the Brentford fans into raptures.

The win took Brentford to 13th and will hold them in good stead for the trip into South Wales tonight.

Here we take a look at the likely XI that will face Swansea tonight.

Frank’s Brentford more often than not, line-up in a 4-3-3 formation.

Of that, the back five has stayed relatively the same all season – David Raya in goal, with Rico Henry on the left and Henrik Dalsgaard on the right, and Pontus Jansson and Julian Jeanvier in the middle – the five have all started Brentford’s last seven games in the Championship.

Expect there to be a slight mix-up in midfield tonight.

20-year-old Dasilva could be in-line for a starting spot tonight after coming off the bench and scoring at the weekend.

It’ll only be his fifth start of the season but with two goals in his last three appearances, Frank may well throw him in at the deep end tonight.

Dasilva will likely play in the middle of the midfield three, with Mathias Jensen and Kamohelo Mokotjo either side.

Up front there’ll definitely be a change from the side that started the game against Millwall – Greek striker Nikolaos Karelis was stretchered off in the first-half at the weekend, and likely taking his spot will be Mbuemo.

Mbuemo, another exciting 20-year-old at Brentford, replaced Karelis on Saturday and scored the equaliser against Millwall.

He’ll likely be on the right of a front-tree which will see the league’s top scorer Ollie Watkins in the middle, he scored his eighth of the season when he fired home a 94th-minute winner on Saturday.

On the left of Watkins, expect to see Said Benrahma. The Algerian is loved at Griffin Park and was at hand for two of his side’s goals on Saturday.

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Freelance football journalist based in Sheffield. Postgraduate degree in Sports Journalism, and good experience in digital football writing and match reporting.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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