A trio of Brentford players have been named in the prestigious FourFourTwo list of the top 50 footballers currently plying their trade outside the Premier League.
Captain Pontus Jansson came in 12th with top scorer Ollie Watkins at number six. The highest rated of the Brentford trio was Said Benrahma who had only Kalvin Phillips and Aleksandar Mitrovic above him in the list.
Pontus, who was in the same position on this list 12 months ago, has made 25 Sky Bet Championships appearances so far this campaign, all of them as captain, following his summer arrival from Leeds United. The 29-year-old helped Thomas Frank’s side keep nine clean sheets in those 25 league games, which is only two shy of our total for the whole of last season.
Top scorer Ollie Watkins takes his place in the top six after netting 22 goals in 37 games this term. Following the departure of Neal Maupay in the summer, Ollie took no time to adjust to a more central role, scoring ten goals, including a hat-trick of headers against Barnsley, in the first 14 games of the campaign. There was no let up after that as the 24-year-old currently sits second in the Championship scoring charts.
Third on the list is Algerian magician Said Benrahma. The winger missed the start of the season through injury but quickly got back to his best during the Autumn. A pair of assists as we fought back from 2-0 down to beat Millwall 3-2 started a run of three goals and six assists in ten matches. Said netted an emotional hat-trick away at Hull City in early February, just says after the death of his father, and currently has ten goals and eight assists from 34 outings.