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Two changes, 20 y/o starts: The Brentford XI we expect Thomas Frank to name for Luton clash

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Brentford will be hoping to end a three-game winless run when they travel to Kenilworth Road to face Luton Town this evening.

The Bees are unbeaten in their last five and remain fourth but they’ll know they need to get back to winning ways as soon as possible if they want to continue to battle near the top of the Championship.

Automatic promotion is still within reach as Thomas Frank’s men are just six points back from second-place Leeds United, with 12 games left of the season.

A trip to Luton, who are bottom of the Championship, looks like an ideal time for the Bees to get back to winning ways.

Brentford hammered the Hatters 7-0 in the reverse fixture but are likely to face a tougher test this time around.

Graeme Jones’ side are fighting for their lives in the Championship and have won two of their last three.

With that in mind, here is the XI Frank will likely name against Luton this evening…

Beginning with his costly mistake against Leeds United, David Raya hasn’t been convincing in the last few weeks.

However, it appears he still has the confidence of Frank and looks set to start against the Hatters.

The likes of James Collins and Harry Cornick can be dangerous in front of goal, however, Raya will surely feel confident behind the defensive line that has conceded the fewest times in the division this season.

Rico Henry, Henrik Dalsgaard and Ethan Pinnock all look likely to reprise their roles at the back but after an impressive display from the bench against Blackburn Rovers, we may see Mads Roerslev Rasmussen start in place of Julian Jeanvier.

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Captain Pontus Jansson remains sidelined, though the Brentford boss was optimistic about his recovery earlier this week.

Frank also revealed in that press conference that midfielder Mathias Jensen would be out for a number of weeks with a hamstring injury.

Emiliano Marcondes replaced him against Blackburn but we could see January signing Shandon Baptiste named in the starting XI against Luton.

The 21-year-old is yet to really find his feet with the Bees, having made just three appearances so far, but this could be his time to shine.

Up top, it will surely be the three-man forward line that has caused so many issues for opposition sides this season–Said Benrahma, Ollie Watkins and Bryan Mbeumo.


London-based sports journalist at Snack Media EFL accredited, graduate of New Associates and the University of Brighton

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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