Brentford B start the 2018/19 season with a friendly at home to Maidenhead United today, Thursday 5 July, at 5pm. The Bees are playing the behind-closed-doors match at Jersey Road, Brentford's Training Ground.
Kevin O'Connor's side added a few new faces during the summer break, including Icelandic duo Patrik Gunnarsson and Kolbeinn Finnsson. Scottish midfielder Jonny Mitchell also awaits his B Team debut after signing from Falkirk.
Last season's loan signing from FC Midtjylland, Nikolaj Kirk, has also returned to Brentford B for a further year's loan and is in contention to start the first game of pre-season. On the other side, we could see Herson Rodrigues Alves return to face his old team, Alves signed for Maidenhead after leaving The Bees in May.
This will also be Maidenhead's first fixture of pre-season, just ahead of their second successive year in the National League. Last season former Brentford youngster Ryan Peters helped his side to retain their position in English football's fifth tier, managing a mid-table finish in 12th, one year on from winning the National League South title. The Brentford First Team's pre-season opener also sees them play opposition from this division, Boreham Wood, who play The Magpies in the league in October.