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David Raya reveals what the Brentford players need from the fans on Saturday against Swansea

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Brentford are set to take on Swansea City in the Championship play-off final this weekend, in what is set to be a closely-fought battle at Wembley. 

The Bees finished third in the second-tier standings this term, whilst Steve Cooper’s side were one place behind them in fourth.

Thomas Frank’s men booked their spot in the play-off final, after turning around a two-goal deficit to beat AFC Bournemouth, in a memorable second-leg for the Bees.

Whereas Swansea City beat Barnsley in their play-off semi-final, and set up a clash with Brentford on Saturday afternoon, as both teams look to book a spot in the Premier League for next year’s campaign.

Brentford goalkeeper David Raya took to Instagram ahead of the clash with Swansea City, and called upon the Brentford supporters to give them all the noise and support they need to get over the line and achieve promotion into the top-flight.

Raya has played an important role for the Bees this season, with the shot-stopper making 47 appearances in all competitions for Thomas Frank’s side.

The 25-year old has kept 17 clean sheets in all competitions this term, and will be hoping he can add one more to his tally in their final match of the season this weekend.

Raya signed for Brentford back in 2019, and has gone on to make 96 appearances in total for the London-based club, and he’ll be keen to have a shot with the Bees in the Premier League next season.

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They’ve got an important role to play.

Brentford’s supporters will know that they played their part in their win over AFC Bournemouth in the play-off semi-final, and it’s great to see Raya calling on them ahead of their biggest game of the 2020/21 season.

The Bees will be aiming to go one better than last season, where they narrowly missed out on promotion into the Premier League, and I think they’re well-equipped to win promotion into the top-flight this time.

However, if they are to fall short once again, then I really wouldn’t be surprised to see Raya depart in the summer, with Arsenal being long-term admirers of landing his signature in previous transfer windows.


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