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Match Preview: Derby County

All the info ahead of tonight's visit from The Rams

26 September 2017

Brentford vs Derby County

Tuesday 26 September

Griffin Park, 7.45pm

Sky Bet Championship

The Opposition

After losing just two of their nine games under Gary Rowett at the back-end of last season and with more big name arrivals in the summer, The Rams went into the season as one of the promotion favourites. However, it hasn't quite gone to plan for County so far with three wins, two draws, and three defeats leaving them 15th in the Sky Bet Championship table.   

Rowett's side have really struggled away from the Pride Park, conceding ten goals in their last three away games in all competitions. An opening day point at Sunderland and a win over Bolton Wanderers is all they have to show for their four league games on the road this campaign.

The summer saw The Rams continue to assemble one of the biggest name squads in the second-tier. Seven-figure sums were spent on Andre Wisdom, Tom Huddlestone, Tom Lawrence, and Maikel Kieftenbeld plus there was the arrival on a free of Welsh International Joe Ledley. That spending was offset by Will Hughes big-money move to Watford, Cryus Christie's departure for Middlesbrough, and Tom Ince's switch to Huddersfield. 

From that squad Darren Bent will be absent tonight with a Hamstring injury while George Thorne, Tom Lawrence, and Curtis Davies are all touch-and-go for the visit to Griffin Park.

The Manager

Gary Rowett took over at Derby in March following his shock sacking as Birmingham City manager the previous December. With appearances for Everton, Derby County, Leicester City and Cambridge United during a 16-year playing career, Rowett made the step into management after hanging up his boots with Burton.

Rowett led The Brewers to the Sky Bet League Two Play-Offs in both his full seasons with the club before moving to St Andrew's to save his old club from relegation during the 2014/15 season. Despite Blues sitting 21st when he took over he guided them to a tenth placed finish before matching that feat again in 2016.

Ticket & Travel News

Tickets for tonight's game will be on sale up to kick-off from just £28 adults, £22 seniors, £20 Young Persons, and £6 Juniors. 

Buy your ticket online here.

Match Coverage

iFollow Brentford will be live from 7.15pm tonight with Mark Burridge hosting live commentary alongside Marcus Gayle and Ijah Anderson. 

Download the Official Brentford FC App to get notifications direct to your phone, plus all the latest news, views and reaction from the game. Visit the Play Store or iTunes App Store now to download.

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Match Reports

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Bees find late goal to win a point at Griffin Park

26 September 2017

Your Brentford v Derby County match report powered by Utilita

A late goal from Ollie Watkins earned Brentford a share of the spoils against Derby County. For much of the evening it looked like an early header from Joe Ledley would give Derby a rather fortunate win. But Watkins got Brentford level inside the final five minutes and earned them a point in a 1-1 draw to extend their current run of form to one defeat in six Sky Bet Championship matches.

A draw was the least The Bees deserved after dominating the majority of the contest. They held complete command in terms of territory and possession although they perhaps did not create enough chances with the ball they had. Derby scored inside a first 20 minutes where they held the upper hand and barely ventured forward afterwards. They were content to sit deep and it was enough to earn them a point.

There was a very slow start to the game. Derby were happy to let Brentford have the ball and built a solid defensive base. Their back four barely strayed out of line and the midfield in front of them were well-organised and moved in sync. They tried to stop Brentford playing in to midfield and pushed high up the pitch to force mistakes. As a result, The Bees could not get in to their stride in the early stages.

A Watkins free kick caused some early problems for the Derby defence but Brentford had few early sights of goal. At the other end, Daniel Bentley dealt uncertainly with a long-range effort from Tom Lawrence, the Brentford goalkeeper getting his chest behind the dipping, swerving effort. The next time Lawrence found space, he helped set up the opening goal. It seemed to happen in slow motion as Sam Winnall got goal side of Rico Henry and nodded Lawrence’s cross back in to the middle and Ledley arrived to head home.

The goal came as a result of Derby’s tactical plan. They chose moments to get forward in numbers and the late runs opened Brentford up. They probably deserved it on the balance of the first quarter but as the half wore on, Brentford got in to their stride. Derby were unable to press the ball as Brentford moved it quicker and they were forced in to a series of fouls to slow the game up. A melee involving more than a dozen players enlivened the Griffin Park crowd – and saw Andre Wisdom, Bradley Johnson and Ryan Woods booked – and The Bees had their best spell of the first half just after.

Andreas Bjelland saw a header tipped over before a Josh Clarke shot was blocked and Watkins drilled an effort across the face of goal. Most of Brentford’s play was coming down the left as Yoann Barbet was allowed to come forward with the ball and Romaine Sawyers found pockets of space but for all the home side’s probing there were few good chances, and in fact more bookings in the first period that shots on target. Neal Maupay had a sight of goal from a Clarke cross but failed to make a good connection and the ball was scrambled clear.

Watkins saw a shot deflect just past the post and when the corner was played short the same man had a shot blocked but Brentford went in to the break behind, unable to turn their domination of territory and possession in to goals. And that pattern continued in to the second half. Brentford still had all the ball and most of the game was played in the Derby half but there were few good chances.

Maupay headed a Henry cross wide on the stretch before the left back took matters in to his own hands and burst forward before seeing a shot deflect wide. Chris Mepham, on for his league debut at half time – replacing Bjelland, almost equalised when he met a Watkins corner but he nodded just wide. Nico Yennaris curled shot narrowly wide from 25 yards after good interplay on the edge of the penalty area before Craig Forsyth sliced a Florian Jozefzoon cross narrowly over his own crossbar.

Barbet saw a shot deflect wide before Brentford’s pressure finally told four minutes from the end. The livewire Henry created the space with a clever nutmeg and a ball to the left, Jozefzoon got the ball across and Watkins poked it beyond Scott Carson and in to the net. That left time for a winner and both teams looked for it from dead ball situations. Matěj Vydra blasted high and wide from 20 yards while a Barbet effort at the other end was lower but equally off target and the spoils were shared.

Brentford: Bentley; Dalsgaard, Bjelland (sub Mepham h/t), Barbet, Henry; Woods (sub McEachran 70 mins); Clarke (sub Jozefzoon 57 mins), Yennaris, Sawyers, Watkins; Maupay

Subs (not used): Daniels, Chatzitheodoridis, Mokotjo, Shaibu

Bookings: Woods (30 mins), Dalsgaard (36 mins), Watkins (45 mins)

Derby County: Carson; Wisdom, Davies, Keogh, Forsyth; Huddlestone, Ledley (sub Vydra 83 mins); Bennett (sub Weimann 11mins), Johnson, Lawrence; Winnall (sub Nugent 69 mins)

Subs (not used): Mitchell, Martin, Baird, Pearce

Bookings: Forsyth (24 mins), Wisdom (30 mins), Johnson (30 mins), Winnall (37 mins), Keogh (76 mins)

Attendance: 8,679 (923 away fans)

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Ticket News

Celebrate Oktoberfest with us tonight

Tickets are still available for tonight’s game

26 September 2017

Why not have a night out with us when The Bees face Derby County? Expect to see some sights and sounds from the much-loved Oktoberfest at Griffin Park, secure your tickets and head down to TW8 after work. Buy online here now.

On Sale Dates

  • Club Members: Tuesday 18 July, 10am (one per person)
  • Season Ticket Holders: Thursday 20 July, 10am (three per person)
  • Club Members additional tickets: Thursday 20 July, 10am (three per person)
  • General Sale: Monday 24 July, 10am (four per person)

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Matchday Prices

Blocks Adults Seniors

Young
Persons

Juniors
Braemar Road Stand 
(B300, B301, B305)
28 22 20 6
Braemar Road Stand 
(All other blocks)
33 27 25
New Road Stand 
(N500, N501, N507, N508)
28 22 20
New Road Stand 
(All other blocks)
33 27 25
Ealing Road Terrace 28 22 20 6

All prices exclude booking fees:

  • No booking fees for online purchases at tickets.brentfordfc.com
  • No booking fees apply when buying in person from the Ticket Office
  • Admin fee of £2.50 per transaction (not per ticket), plus a £1 postage fee when booking over the phone
  • All credit card payments will incur a fee of £1.50 (AMEX is not accepted)

How to buy tickets

  • buy online - 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Save on fees
  • by phone 020 8847 2511 (option 1), Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm
  • in person from the Ticket Office, Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm
  • group bookings can be made here
  • disabled fans by phone 020 8847 2511 (option 1), Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm

Matchday Info

Supporters with Junior, Young Person and Senior tickets are reminded to bring ID to the stadium in the event of being asked for proof of age when entering the ground. Ages are as follows:

  • Juniors – under 18 (as of the 1 August)
  • Young Persons - 18-24 (as of the 1 August)  
  • Seniors – over 65 (as of the 1 August) 

Where a Season Ticket Holder forgets their Brentford Card they will be required to pay an £5 admin fee. Replacement Brentford Cards can be arranged at the Ticket Office. Valid ID must be shown and admin cost of £10 applies.

Disabled supporters who are in receipt of a Middle to Higher rate of DLA and/or receipt of enhanced PIP are required to purchase the relevant ticket (i.e. Adult, Senior, Young Person or Junior), the carer will receive a complimentary ticket.

Customer Charter

More information can be found online here.

Note: All tickets are subject to the Terms and Conditions of issue. The purchase of a ticket constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions and acceptance of the Ground Regulations.

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