Brentford’s promotion push has been placed on hold with the Bees sitting fourth in the Championship table following the EFL’s suspension of all fixtures until April 3rd.
Thomas Frank’s men had been enjoying an impressive campaign in their last season at Griffin Park, with the west Londoners five points clear of seventh-placed Bristol City as the looked ahead to key clashes against promotion-chasing Fulham and West Brom.
However, it was announced on Friday that the EFL and Premier League had decided to suspend all matches in response to ongoing health worries, with this having plunged the season into uncertainty as it remains unclear when the season will be completed.
The suspension has led to all footballing business being placed on hold while the virus is being tackled, but EFL sides must now try and keep their players fit and healthy ahead of the final nine matches of the campaign, whenever these are to take place.
Brentford attacker Said Benrahma has now taken to Instagram to share a clip of him keeping active during the suspension, with the Algerian undertaking a solo training session in order to maintain his fitness in time for the final run-in.
Benrahma has joined forces with Bryan Mbeumo and Ollie Watkins to form a lethal Brentford attack this season, with the attacking midfielder having netted 10 goals and registered eight assists for Frank’s side over the course of the campaign.
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There was only one option facing the EFL and Premier League with regard to postponing all upcoming matches, but the situation has left many clubs in limbo as they wait to discover their fate this season, with Brentford firmly falling into this category.
It is important that health is considered the main priority at this time, but sides such as Brentford will also have the final run-in in the back of their mind as they try to ensure their players will be ready to return to action whenever it is deemed right to do so.
Benrahma’s video shows that he is taking special measures to ensure he is keeping on top of his training during the fixture suspension, and Brentford will be hoping he can pick up where he left off to help fire his side to promotion this season.