Derby County face a difficult test as they face Brentford this evening.
The Rams have endured a torrid start to the season and find themselves in 23rd position after 16 games so far.
With Wayne Rooney in interim charge, Derby did get back to winning ways with a 1-0 victory over Millwall at the weekend – a result that they’ll be hoping to follow up as they return to the capital.
For Brentford, things are looking pretty good.
The Bees find themselves in sixth position in the Championship after a strong start to the campaign, and with just three point separating them from the automatic promotion spots, they’ll be hoping to really kick on.
One man who has been watching both sides closely this term is David Prutton who has backed Thomas Frank’s side to secure a narrow victory at the Brentford Community Stadium.
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Writing for Sky Sports, Prutton said: “It’s nine games without defeat for Thomas Frank’s men going into Wednesday’s game but they probably should’ve picked up a fourth straight win on Saturday, when they conceded late on to draw with Blackburn.
“Things are finally heading in the right direction for Derby, too.
“They’ve taken five points from a possible nine since Wayne Rooney took over on an interim basis and the win over Millwall was their first in over two months.
“This test might come a little too soon for them, however.”
It’s hard to bet against Brentford at the moment.
While Derby will be confident after getting back to winning ways at The Den, the quality that the Bees have at their disposal is pretty frightening for most Championship sides.
If they can pull off a result then it’ll certainly be seen as a major upset.