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Match Preview: Brentford vs Hull City

All the info ahead of tomorrow's game against The Tigers

16 August 2019

MATCH FACTS

THE OPPOSITION

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It's been all change at Hull City over the summer with a new Head Coach and a host of fresh faces as The Tigers seek to improve on last season's 13th-placed finish. Since taking charge in June, former Doncaster Rovers' boss Grant McCann has seen his side win two and lose one of their three competitive matches. 

A 2-1 opening day defeat at Swansea City was followed up with victory by the same scoreline at home to Reading. In midweek, League One Tranmere Rovers were swept aside 3-0 in the First Round of the Carabao Cup.

Hull looked towards youth with their summer business. Experienced pros Fraizer Campbell, Liam Ridgewell, and David Marshall were all moved on with the likes of Matt Ingram, Tom Eaves, George Honeyman, and Matt Pennington coming in to replace them. 

THE MANAGER

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Grant McCann enjoyed a 15-year career as a player, primarily in the lower leagues, before heading into coaching in 2015.

After failing to make the grade at West Ham United, McCann became Cheltenham Town's record signing when he joined in 2002. Over the next four years, the midfielder made 155 league appearances before moving to Barnsley and then Scunthorpe United. Following 100 appearances at Glanford Park, McCann moved to Peterborough United where he completed the rare feat of being promoted via a play-off three times – once each with three clubs at three Stadiums – with Cheltenham Town at the Millennium Stadium, with Scunthorpe United at Wembley and with Peterborough United at Old Trafford.

A brief spell with Linfield in his native Northern Ireland, for whom he earned 39 caps as a player, preceeded his retirement and move into coaching at Peterborough United. In May 2016, McCann was appointed Posh manager on a four-year contract. He was named League One Manager of the Month for August 2017 but was sacked in February 2018 after no wins in seven. Four months later McCann was announced as the new Doncaster Rovers manager. He led them to the play-offs on the final day of last season before losing to Charlton in the play-off semi final stages.

TEAM NEWS

Ethan Pinnock is a doubt after limping off during Saturday's victory at Middlesbrough while Christian Norgaard, Kamohelo Mokotjo, and Said Benrahma will all be assessed ahead of the game. 

The Tigers have a clean bill of health save for former Brentford loanee Callum Elder who will miss out with a calf injury. 

THOMAS' PRE-MATCH PRESS

PRE-MATCH FEATURES

🆚 Rob Staton of BBC Radio Humberside previews Saturday's visitors

⚖ Ref Watch: Darren England will take charge on Saturday

LAST MEETING

TICKET INFO

Blocks Adults Seniors

Young
Persons

Juniors
Braemar Road Stand 
(B300, B301, B305)
20 15 5 1
Braemar Road Stand 
(All other blocks)
20 15 5 1
New Road Stand 
(N500, N501, N507, N508)
20 15 5 1
New Road Stand 
(All other blocks)
20 15 5 1
Ealing Road Terrace 20 15 5 1

All prices exclude booking fees:

  • No booking fees for online purchases at tickets.brentfordfc.com
  • No booking fees apply when buying in person from the Ticket Office
  • Admin fee of £2.50 per transaction (not per ticket), plus a £1 postage fee when booking over the phone

BUY ONLINE 

7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Save on fees

  • By phone 0333 005 8521, Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm
  • In person from the Ticket Office, Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm
  • Group bookings can be made here
  • Disabled fans by phone 0333 005 8521, Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm

If you are buying from overseas - tickets will not be sent in the post. You need to choose ‘Print at Home’ or they will be held for collection on matchday.

HOW TO FOLLOW

iFollow Brentford will be live from 2.30pm with Mark Burridge, Marcus Gayle and Mick Cabble bringing commentary of The Tigers' final visit to Griffin Park.

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