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Bees back in action on Friday evening

7 March 2021

After a weekend without a fixture and a nine-day break from action, Brentford's next fixture will be a trip to Lancashire on Friday night. The Bees were due to play Rotherham United yesterday, Saturday 6 March, but the game was postponed and rescheduled to April after positive Covid-19 tests were reported by the Yorkshire side. Next on Brentford's agenda is an away game against Blackburn Rovers on Friday, 12 March.

The Bees started the weekend second in the Sky Bet Championship but now sit fourth as the other teams at the top of the table were in action. Norwich City, who beat Brentford in The Bees last match on Wednesday, continued their winning run and are ten points clear at the top of the table. They also have a 13 point lead over The Bees, having played a game more.

Watford now sit second and Swansea City are third after both won yesterday. Watford are three points ahead of Brentford and have played a game more. Swansea are two clear of The Bees but have a game in hand. That game will be played on Tuesday night when Swansea visit Blackburn, three days before Brentford make the trip.

Blackburn come in to the game on the back of a 2-0 win at Millwall yesterday afternoon. That result leaves them 15th in the table with 43 points from 34 games. They have an 11-point cushion on Rotherham, who are 22nd in the table, but are 14 points behind Barnsley, who are sixth in the table.

That ended a run of seven games without a win, which saw them take one point of 21 available. Rovers were well-placed in the table at the end of January after a run of one defeat, and four wins, in six league games, but fell off the pace. They have been inconsistent at home this season, winning six of 16 games and losing five, but can add a seventh win on Tuesday night.

The game between the teams earlier in the campaign was memorable on and off the pitch. It finished 2-2 and will forever be known as the first game at our next stadium in front of fans. The Bees came from a goal down to lead but Blackburn scored inside the final five minutes to earn a share of the spoils.

The match kicks-off at 7.45pm on Friday and will, unfortunately, be behind closed doors. It will, however, be available live on Sky Sports. As it is a weekend away game chosen for live broadcast, this is the only way to watch the game on Friday. See more here.

Fans who do not have Sky Sports can access the game online via Now TV. Fans can pay for one-day access, which would also give them the ability to watch that day's other live sport. Alternatively there are longer passes available. See more here.


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