Bryan Mbeumo has been made well aware of the importance of tomorrow’s game as The Bees prepare to welcome Fulham to Griffin Park. The 20-year-old winger has made an impressive start to life at Griffin Park with seven goals and five assists already this campaign, helping Thomas Frank’s side to seven wins from the last ten Sky Bet Championship games. Three of those wins have come in the last three at Griffin Park with Bryan keen to make it four in four tomorrow.
“We have done well in recent matches,” Bryan said following Wednesday’s win over Cardiff City. “At the moment, it’s a really special atmosphere at Griffin Park and a great feeling when we win matches here. It’s a big, big derby this weekend for the players and the fans. Having said that we have to prepare like normal and try to treat it like another game. I’ve already had a few conversations with Peter, and he’s told me that Fulham are big rivals, so we have to win on Saturday.”
Bryan made it three goals in three games with the opener during Wednesday night’s hard-fought victory over Cardiff City at Griffin Park. Ollie Watkins doubled the advantage a minute after the break from Bryan’s cross but a Marlon Pack goal, and some heavy late pressure, made it a nervy final few minutes at Griffin Park
“It was really good to get a tough win on Wednesday,” admitted Bryan. “We had to be really solid and then got the goals that we needed. It’s giving me real pleasure to score so often. Said Benrahma played me though such a good ball and I was able to score.”
That goal and assist took Bryan’s tally to six goals and four assists in his last ten Championship outings. Having to adapt to English football following his summer move from Troyes, Bryan feels he is in a good place.
“I have been really happy since the start of the season even though I could always do better,” said Bryan. “At the moment though, I am very satisfied. For me to go to the next level it is all about consistency. I have to hit my best levels in as many matches as possible.”
Saturday's game is a total sell out. However, Season Ticket Holders who are unable to attend can list their seat on the ticket exchange for supporters to buy.