Brentford B are preparing for their latest overseas trip which will see them play two First Team XIs in four days. Kevin O’Connor’s men will fly out to Dublin tomorrow, Tuesday 6 February, before playing two matches against League of Ireland sides during a six-day stay in the Republic of Ireland. Brentford B will face Dundalk on Wednesday, 7 February, before they take on Shamrock Rovers on Saturday, 10 February. They will fly back next Sunday.
Dundalk and Shamrock both play in the League of Ireland Premier Division. The 2018 season starts in the middle of February so the two teams will be using the matches against Brentford B as pre-season fixtures. The games against the sides that finished second and third in the League of Ireland Premier Division last season will be open to any supporters in the area that want to watch. There will be full coverage of the trip on brentfordfc.com and the Club’s social media channels.
The matches will be the first for Brentford B since a double header against Reading last month. Kevin O’Connor’s side lost the second of two games in four days against the Berkshire side, suffering a 3-2 defeat. That came on the back of a 9-1 win secured by a Brentford B team featuring a few First Team players earlier in the month.
The Reading defeat ended a five-game unbeaten run that stretched back to November. Brentford B came from behind twice to draw 3-3 with an Exeter City XI in their first game of 2018 and ended 2017 with a 2-2 draw against Manchester City, conceding two late goals. Wins against Barnet and Wolverhampton Wanderers preceded those two draws. Brentford B have now won 16 and lost only eight of their 28 games so far this term.
The 2017/18 fixture list has including wins against sides including Benfica B, Chelsea, Everton and Legia Warsaw as well as Italian giants Internazionale Milano and Associazone Calcio Milan. And there are more big games coming up. Fixtures have been arranged against Manchester City and a Chelsea side, as well as fellow Premier League outfits Swansea City and Huddersfield Town. And the next Griffin Park game has been confirmed with Manchester United visiting on Tuesday 20 March.
A game against Glasgow Rangers will take place in March and will be immediately followed with a clash against Heart of Midlothian as part of a trip north of the border. The clash with Manchester United comes after that. More details will follow on all games in due course. All upcoming fixtures are subject to change and can be altered at very late notice. The Club will release final details on all matches closer to the date. Home games will usually be played at the Club’s Jersey Road Training Ground and be open to supporters. A full list of fixtures and results can be seen here.