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Match Preview: Rangers XI v Brentford B

A look ahead to the next match in the Brentford B schedule

10 December 2019

Brentford B return to action when they head back up to Scotland to take on a Rangers XI at the Hummel Training Centre on Tuesday in a 12pm kick-off.

Neil McFarlane’s side have had some successful matches north of the border so far this season with wins away at Aberdeen Reserves and Celtic Reserves, whilst they also fell to a narrow defeat to Hibernian Reserves as well.

The young Bees go into the match off the back of a 1-1 draw with Swiss side, Grasshopper Club Zurich at Jersey Road which followed a 7-1 win over Harrow Borough a couple of days before.

Discussing the recent run of form, Brentford coach Sam Saunders said: “You look back to the match away at Celtic which was a fantastic performance and a good win against a strong side. Beating AFC Wimbledon’s first team on Friday and then going to Harrow (Borough) as well and winning.

“All four games have been different, which has been superb as fixtures because the boys are getting samples of different ways of playing, against different age groups, on different pitches, against different styles of play. As a learning curve for these boys, it’s fantastic.”

Midfielder Jonny Mitchell believes, though it will be another tough test for the side, they should go into the match with confidence as they take on a strong Rangers team.

Discussing the match, the youngster said: “It will be a tough game; it could be the toughest game that we’ve played in Scotland. I think we’re going into it in a good spell of form with a few wins and a draw, we’ve been playing well leading up to it.”

The Bees are likely to come up against players from Rangers’ Development Squad as well as some members of Steven Gerrard’s first team squad.

As for the Development Squad, results have been positive of late with wins over Slovan Bratislava in the UEFA Youth League before they beat Wrexham 2-0 at home. They then returned to play Slovan Bratislava away from home where they picked up a 2-1 victory.

The match at the Hummel Training Centre is open to spectators to watch the match and coverage will be available across the club’s social media channels.


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