Brentford manager Mark Warburton has admitted that Steve McClaren’s Derby County are a ‘Premier League’ team.
Both Brentford and Derby County face eachother in a pivotal clash in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday in the early kick-off.
The match which takes place at the iPro Stadium will be a key match at the top of the division, with both teams vying for a position in the Sky Bet Championship play-offs.
Speaking to the Brentford official site, Warburton said:
”In my mind Derby County are a Premier League set-up,”
”You look at their stadium, their training ground, their structure. I think, for me, they’re without doubt a Premier League club.
”They were desperately unlucky last year. I was at that game, it was perhaps the most one sided game I have ever seen, but what happened, happened.
‘They’ve come back strong this year but you can have these blips. You can these four, five games where you’re not at your best or you have a couple of injuries.
”They lost Chris Martin, which was well-documented, but they’ve got a very strong squad.”
Derby County currently sit in fifth place in the Championship, whilst Brentford lie just one point outside the top six in seventh spot.
The Rams won their last Sky Bet Championship match against Wigan Athletic, courtesy of goals from Chris Martin and Darren Bent.
Meanwhile, Brentford drew 2-2 with Dougie Freedman’s Nottingham Forest in their last Championship goals, coming back from 2-0 down to earn a draw.