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Match Preview: Dundalk vs Brentford B

B Team in Ireland for fixture tomorrow

6 February 2018

Kevin O'Connor's B Team side play Dundalk FC in Ireland tomorrow, kick-off at 7.45pm.

The squad flew out to Tallaght in Ireland today (Tuesday 6 February) to prepare for the fixture at Oriel Park tomorrow night.

The Bees head into this game against Dundalk expecting a good game against the Irish men's side. This will be the hosts' fifth pre-season friendly before they begin this season's League of Ireland Premier Division fixtures in mid-February. 

Head Coach Kevin O'Connor said: "This should be a good test for our boys. We are playing two very good men's sides on their home turf, which will make it all the harder for us.

"Being the final few games before their seasons begin, both Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers will be sharp and probably go out to play some good football against us.

"We have brought a good squad out here, and some of the boys have First Team football to speak of. I expect us to work hard in both games, we will try to impose ourselves on the games and hopefully come away with good performances. As I always try to highlight, the performances must be of a high standard because that's what we expect of them in the B squad."

The matches will be the first for Brentford B since a double header against Reading last month. 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.

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