Our final pre-season outing comes on Saturday as we welcome Valencia to TW8 for the official opening ceremony for our new home. We'll be looking to end pre-season on a high ahead of next Friday's Premier League opener against Arsenal. Ahead of the game, the match officials have been confirmed.
Referee: Robert Jones
Assistant Referees: Constantine Hatzidakis and Simon Beck
Fourth Official: Tom Danaha
Robert Jones has had a rapid rise through the refereeing pyramid.
The Merseyside Official only joined Select Group 2 in 2017 before progressing to Select Group 1 ahead of the 2020/21 season.
Jones' first assignment in the second tier was our trip to Barnsley in April 2017. The game ended in a 1-1 draw; Florian Jozefzoon scoring the equaliser before Jota missed a second-half penalty. 12 months on, he took charge of our 1-0 win over Ipswich Town at Griffin Park, Neal Maupay scoring the only goal from the penalty spot following a foul on Sergi Canos.
After losing four straight during the 18/19 and 19/20 season, Jones took charge of two huge games in 2020. He was the man in charge of our 1-1 draw at home to Leeds United in February and then oversaw our 2-1 final day defeat to Barnsley at Griffin Park.
Jones' only Brentford outing last season was a memorable one, taking charge as we beat Newcastle United to book our spot in the last four of the Carabao Cup, our first ever major semi-final.
In total, the 2020/21 season saw Jones take charge of 22 games, nine of them in the Premier League, showing 40 yellow cards and three reds.
Tickets for Saturday's visit from Valencia remain on General Sale as we officially open our new home