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Trio earn Player of the Month recognition

Kamohelo, Said, and Rico selected in WhoScored.com Team of the Month

9 February 2019

A stellar month for The Bees has seen Said Benrahma, Rico Henry, and Kamohelo Mokotjo make the WhoScored.com Team of the Month for the Sky Bet Championship.

Kamohelo started all three league games in January, scoring twice in our 4-2 win over Rotherham United, while Said contributed two goals and two assists in three unbeaten league matches. Rico also started all three games, scoring his first Brentford goal in the win against Stoke City. 

Those performances saw Kamohelo, Rico, and Said join the likes of Tammy Abraham, Mario Vrancic, and Oli McBurnie in the WhoScored.com selection. 

WhoScored.com's Martin Laurence had this to say about the three.

Left-back: Rico Henry, Brentford - 7.49

Having endured a torrid time with injuries over the past two years, Henry is back fit and proved why he is so highly rated at Championship level. The 21-year-old left-back started every match for the Bees as they picked up seven points from nine to climb out of trouble, scoring his first league goal for the club in the win over Stoke before registering an assist from one of four key passes at Rotherham.

Central midfield: Kamohelo Mokotjo, Brentford - 7.87

Like Vrancic, Mokotjo has returned to the Brentford midfield of late to add some steel in the middle of the park and it's certainly benefited the Bees, who have ended a run of eight defeats in 10 with a six-match unbeaten streak in the Championship. The South African started all three league games in January, making 11 interceptions and completing seven dribbles, and proved an unlikely match winner against Rotherham, scoring twice - having done so just once in his time at the club beforehand.

Left midfield: Said Benrahma, Brentford - 8.00

Thomas Frank's recent switch to a 3-4-3 formation has certainly suited winger Benrahma, who excelled from the left flank last month. The Algerian scored twice and registered another two assists in January to take his respective tallies to three and seven, with the 23-year-old's confidence clear to see as he fired off 13 shots and completed seven dribbles in three appearances


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