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B Team Scotland Blog: Day Three

Catch up with Brentford B as they complete their final training session before Rangers

14 March 2018

Yesterday, Brentford B completed their final work to prepare for today's match with the Rangers Development squad. Here's how that went in Day Three of the Scotland Blog.

The B Team started their day with breakfast and another analysis meeting to cover off some final points from the coaching staff. Then the squad once again went off to training at Oriam, alongside the Scottish National Rugby Team training just a few pitches across. Some of the Heart of Midlothian players were also out on the turf getting some practice in.

Kevin O'Connor took his team through some drills that reflected the way he wants them to play in today's match, then they finished with some individual work. Take a look at how the day panned out in our Behind the Scenes video below:

Returning to their base in Kirknewton, the squad was able to watch some of the action from the Cheltenham Festival over lunch. Then the boys were sent to the pool for some low-intensity activities in the water to help with recovery after training.


We had a chat to Ali Coote after training in Edinburgh, getting his thoughts on the match last weekend as well as his plans for the Rangers game. He has just come back from injury to score two goals in three games, and is looking forward to getting back out on the pitch.

He said: "I think it will be different now, I think we've grown as a group since then. I think it will be a tight game, it will be a well-contested game but hopefully fingers crossed we can come away with a win."

The full interview is live on iFollow now and can be read here

The Plan

Yesterday evening came to a close with the boys watching Brentford's First Team take on Cardiff City at Griffin Park. The fact that it was live on Sky Sports made that easier than on other away trips in the past.

On one particular occasion, some of the lads were crowded around a laptop screen while on a bus driving through Germany when The Bees played Sunderland at home. The signal was dropping in and out, but was there just long enough for the team to see Florian Jozefzoon swing a free-kick over the wall and into the net.

Today (Wednesday 14), the team will be up and out of bed nice and early to get a pre-match meal in and then depart the hotel. They will travel to Rangers' training ground and take a walk around the pitch before getting into their match kits and heading out to play.

You can keep up to date with all of the action on Brentford's Twitter channel @BrentfordFC and a full match report will be on the way from Scotland after the final whistle.

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