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Match Preview: Brentford B vs Exeter City

All the info ahead of tomorrow's B Team clash with The Grecians

8 January 2018

Brentford B play their first game of 2018 against Exeter City at Jersey Road tomorrow at 1.30pm.

The Bees are looking to get back to winning ways on the back of a 2-2 draw with Manchester City in late December. Kevin O'Connor's men were left frustrated that day after two late goals saw the away side fight back from two behind to level the score in the dying minutes. 

Tom Field has returned from his loan spell at Bradford City and could return to action in tomorrow's fixture. Dean Smith has been encouraged by the B squad's ability to get his team minutes this season; Alan Judge and Lewis Macleod have also used the side to bolster their playing time.

Reece Cole, Zain Westbrooke and Herson Rodrigues Alves all returned to O'Connor's team last month, meaning the squad are almost back to full strength. The only player still missing is Henrik Johannsson, The Swedish winger is still out after suffering a leg muscle injury 11 months ago.

Marcus Forss is leading the way in front of goal, with 11 goals in 18 matches in the first half of the season. Closing in on his tally is Theo Archibald with 9 and then Joe Hardy on 8. 

In terms of total match time, Lukas Talbro has 57 games in total since the beginning of the B Team in 2016. A close second is Jarvis Edobor on 54 and then third comes Raphael Assibey-Mensah on 52.

Tomorrow's match is a repeat fixture of October's match when Exeter and Brentford B played out a nil-nil draw at Jersey Road. That day saw the inclusion of Luke Daniels, John Egan and Lasse Vibe.

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