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Inside your Matchday Programme: Derby County

Ollie Watkins the cover star of your #BREDER issue

5 April 2019

“For 25 years, Kick It Out has played a vital role in ensuring that everyone, regardless of background is welcome in our game. This season, we have seen a number of high-profile incidents that prove the sport needs to support their work now more than ever.”

From the Dugout: Thomas Frank looks ahead to the visit of Derby County, our dedicated Kick It Out fixture


“The season seems to have flown by and the opening day against Rotherham United feels like weeks ago. A lot has changed since then but the fact it has gone so quickly emphasises that we are now really in the final countdown to the move to our new stadium.”

From the Boardroom: Chief Executive Jon Varney’s behind-the-scenes update


Match Preview: Line-ups, latest news and last-five form guide


In Opposition: Squad list, profiles and stats. Get clued up on our visitors  


Four in Focus: The Rams’ key quartet in profile


“It has been a bit up and down at times, but you’d expect that with a new team, a new manager and new coaching staff.”

Hot off the Press: With Chris Watson of the Derby Telegraph


Heroes and Villains: Greville Waterman looks back on some previous clashes with today’s opponents through the lens of two significant performances


“This Club is trying to live its vision. Lots of other clubs talk about it but Brentford is doing it.”

Inside Track: We sat down with Ollie Watkins at Brentford’s Jersey Road training ground to discuss a change of role, playing through injury and his hopes for the remainder of 2018/19


“In the second half, when many of the spectators encroached on the touch line, Brentford had to reorganise their team. Bateman, with a leg heavily bandaged, was at outside right, and McKenzie was at full-back. McCulloch got Brentford’s fifth goal, and Holliday the sixth to round off a comprehensive 6-2 win.”

Big Book of Griffin Park: David Lane rewinds to 1937 for a top-of-the-table clash with Derby County  


“I remember celebrating in the changing room with Powerade and Lucozade going everywhere – I don’t think we even had champagne because we didn’t expect it!”

History Boys: Ten years on from Brentford’s title-winning campaign, we speak to Sam Wood who is currently plying his trade with National League side Bromley


Park Life: Fan columnist Nick Bruzon reflects on the week that was


Brentford B: Chris Deacon previews the B Squad’s London Senior Cup Final


You’re the Boss: B Team goalkeeper coach and former Finland international picks players he’s played against, played with or idolised


“The Cardinals scraped an important victory but the defensive players on the team were not happy; it’s about players taking personal responsibility for what happens on the pitch.”

Last Word: A thirst for knowledge. Ben Burgess believes that players and coaches should cast an eye to other sports in pursuit of improvement


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