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Match Preview: Brentford B v Rangers XI

A look ahead to Brentford B's match with Rangers on Tuesday evening

9 March 2020

Brentford B return to action on Tuesday evening when they take on a Rangers XI at The Imber Court Stadium, the home of Metropolitan Police FC, in a 7.45pm kick-off.

The young Bees had been scheduled to play the fixture at Griffin Park, but the decision was made to move the fixture to ensure that the pitch is kept to its best possible standard going into the final five home matches of the 2019/20 season.

The young Bees go into the game off the back of a six-day stay in Cyprus where they played two fixtures against Pafos FC and FC Rodina Moscow where Neil MacFarlane’s side picked up two impressive wins.

A 6-0 win over Pafos saw The Bees put in a clinical display before they built on that performance with a 3-0 win over FC Rodina Moscow with goals from Christian Tue Jensen, Julien Carré and Jaden Brissett doing the damage against the Russian outfit.

They will take on a Rangers side which is expected to be a mix of some reserve and Development Squad players, and the young Bees will be looking for an improved result after being beaten 4-0 away from home when the teams last met back in December last year.

Rangers’ Development Squad come into the game looking to get back to winning ways after a home defeat to Atletico Madrid followed up by a loss to Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Cup where they were beaten 2-1 away from home. A narrow defeat to Partick Thistle followed on Tuesday 25 February before the side were narrowly beaten 1-0 by Aberdeen on Monday 2 March.

Discussing the match, Brentford B Head Coach Neil MacFarlane says his team will be confident going into it off the back of some positive displays of late.

He explained: “Everybody is in a good place; we’ve got Rangers on Tuesday night and we’ll look to win that match and keep progressing towards the end of the season.

“We want to keep up the performance levels that we’ve had in Cyprus and if we can keep that level then results come, and although it’s not results based, winning football matches is a good habit.

“Hopefully we’ll get a big turnout that night and it will be a really good match. All the matches have been great (v Scottish sides) and we encountered a difficult match when we went to Rangers. If we can produce what we’ve been producing lately then we should be fine.”

With full back Mads Roerslev having recently been promoted the first team squad the match offers supporters the chance to watch more of the exciting young talent working under Neil MacFarlane and his staff this season.

Entry to the match is priced at £5 per person with under-5s gaining entry to the Imber Court Stadium for free. Refreshments will be available to supporters on the night.

Getting to the Imber Court Stadium

The full address for The Imber Court Stadium can be found below.

Imber Court Stadium (Met Police FC)
Ember Lane, Molesey, Esher, KT8 0BT

There is limited car parking but please be advised that this is on a first come, first served basis.

After following the A308 along Hampton Court Road take a right at the roundabout to join the A309. After a short time, you need to head over the bridge before turning right onto the B3379 which then leads you onto Ember Lane with a right-hand turning leading towards the stadium.

The nearest train station to The Imber Court Stadium is Thames Ditton which is around a 0.5-mile walk from ground. From Brentford the 18:09 train would get you to Thames Ditton for 19:10 with one change en-route at Clapham Junction. There are regular trains back to Brentford following the full-time whistle.


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