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Forss starts as Bees make four changes

Blackburn Rovers v Brentford team news

25 August 2018

Brentford Head Coach Dean Smith makes four changes from the team which started the 2-2 draw with Aston Villa on Wednesday night. The Bees led twice at Villa Park but were pegged back late on and with less than 72 hours between the games, four players have been brought in for their first Sky Bet Championship starts of the season. 

One change is enforced with Neal Maupay suspended and Marcus Forss makes his league debut. Kamohelo Mokotjo and Nico Yennaris are selected in midfield while Saïd Benrahma makes his first league start for The Bees. Mokotjo has been named as captain.

Brentford: Bentley; Dalsgaard, Konsa, Mepham, Barbet; Mokotjo; Benrahma, Sawyers, Yennaris, Watkins; Forss

Subs: Daniels, Jeanvier, McEachran, Clarke, Macleod, Judge, Canós

Blackburn Rovers: Raya, Nyambe, Lenihan, Mulgrew, Bell; Evans, Smallwood; Bennett, Palmer, Rothwell; Nuttall 

Subs: Leutwiler, Graham, Caddis, Downing, Travis, Hart, Conway

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