Brentford striker Ollie Watkins has sent a message to, and delivered an update on, the fitness of attacking teammate Sergi Canos.
The Spaniard has been out of action with a knee injury since the start of October, not playing since the club’s 1-0 loss to Nottingham Forest – succumbing to the injury in training not long after.
But he is keeping his spirited recovery going and Watkins was there to witness it today, sharing an image on his Instagram story of the winger weightlifting, along with the caption: “My brother @sergicanos back soon.”
Prior to the knock, Canos was an ever present in the Bees’ starting XI, notching three assists in 11 matches before suffering the knock.
However, Thomas Frank and his side have not exactly suffered without him. In his absence, summer-signing Bryan Mbeumo has stepped up impressively, scoring 11 goals and assisting five more in 26 games.
They now sit in fourth place and just five points behind second-placed Leeds United. This weekend sees them come up against Leicester City in the FA Cup, where they will get the chance to really test their Premier League credentials.
Brentford are in a really good place at the moment and the return of Sergi Canos is only going to make them stronger.
The Spaniard was an unsung hero for The Bees throughout last season, amid the brilliance of Neal Maupay and Said Benrahma, and the sooner he is back competing for places the better.
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It will be interesting to see how Mbeumo reacts to Canos’ return as well. So far he has had little pressure on him for that starting spot. So can he step up further under the heat?