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Match Preview: Bristol City

All the info before tonight's game in West London

15 August 2017

Brentford vs Bristol City, Griffin Park, Sky Bet Championship, 7.45pm

The Opposition

After a tricky winter period, Bristol survived relegation with a strong run at the end of last season. Beginning April with a 2-0 defeat to Brentford and then a 5-0 loss to Preston, they recovered well to win four in five of their last few games. The 17/18 campaign started with a 3-1 win over Barnsley, Bobby Reid and Famara Diedhiou netting at Ashton Gate.

Five more goals came in the EFL Cup, a 5-0 win over Plymouth Argyle seeing them through to a Second Round match against Watford at Vicarage Road. On Saturday they suffered a first defeat of the new season, going down 2-1 to Birmingham City. Reid scored after only a couple of minutes, his third of the season, but The Blues came back to win despite going down to ten men.

The Manager

Lee Johnson joined Bristol in February 2016, keeping them clear of relegation last season by three points. A midfielder in his playing days, Lee played for Brighton, Yeovil, Hearts, Bristol City and several others. Four years ago he was appointed as Manager of Oldham Athletic, where he managed a young James Tarkowski before his sale to The Bees.Almost a year later he joined Barnsley before then moving on to Bristol 12 months later.

Ticket & Travel News

Tickets will be on sale right up to kick-off tonight, from £23 for Adults and £6 for Juniors. Season Ticket holders can buy an additional two tickets for £10 each. 

Get your tickets online now.

There will be severe delays and cancellations on South West Trains, which are expected to affect the match tonight. For more information, click here.

Match Coverage

iFollow Brentford will be live from 7.15pm with Mark Burridge and Marcus Gayle bringing you live commentary from Griffin Park.

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