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Brentford v Preston North End Match Preview

14 July 2020

It is three games to go, nine points to play for and two points between the Lilywhites and a Play-Off position.

And the next test in front of them is Brentford, currently in a seven-game winning streak, that stretched back before lockdown, so it is certainly a tough test on what could be the club’s last trip to Griffin Park.

The home of the Bees for over a century will be raised to the ground in the coming weeks, with Thomas Frank’s side moving to their new stadium for the start of the 2020/21 campaign, which they hope will be in the Premier League.

North End boss Alex Neil had a few selection dilemmas for the trip to the capital. Ben Davies is definitely ruled out with a hamstring ‘nick’ and Ben Pearson was taken off at half-time against Nottingham Forest, with Alan Browne missing the game altogether.

So there will be decisions to be made and PNE will definitely head into the fixture as underdogs, but will look to keep the fight going for a top six finish with a positive result in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

For Your Information
Match Details: Brentford v Preston North End, Griffin Park, Wednesday 15th July 2020, kick-off 5pm
Competition: EFL Championship (44/46)
PNE colours: green shirt, yellow shorts and socks, black goalkeeper
The game is live on Sky Sports football

Here’s all the coverage accessible on PNE.Com in preview of the game…

Match Officials: Taking charge of this Wednesday’s live Sky encounter with Brentford at Griffin Park is match official Darren England. Click here for details of the officials.

We’ve Met Before: Preston North End face the Bees for the 56th time in league meetings when we travel to Griffin Park on Wednesday night. Click here for more details of past battles.

Alex Neil On ‘Crucial’ Brentford Game: Preston North End manager Alex Neil believes that Wednesday night’s game at Griffin Park is one that is crucial for both team’s ambitions. Click here for the manager’s full interview.

Paul Gallagher On ‘Exciting’ Last Few Games: Preston North End midfielder Paul Gallagher is looking forward to a ‘massive’ last three games, beginning with a trip to automatic promotion-chasing Brentford on Wednesday night. Click here for more from Gally.

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