With seven games remaining, there is plenty to play for. And for Brentford in particular, who have put themselves in with a real shout of promotion to the Premier League.
The Bees are serious contenders to be a Premier League club when they officially move in to their new stadium next season – if there was any doubt about their credentials, then wins against West London rivals Fulham and then-league-leaders West Bromwich Albion have put them within touching distance of the automatic spots; play-offs are looking like the backup for Thomas Frank’s side.
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Our hopes of making a late run for a play-off place have diminished with a couple of disappointing results since our return to action – Stoke snatched a late, late draw in the first game back and Derby’s quick-fire double was our undoing despite an otherwise dominant performance at Pride Park.
Nevertheless there’s seven games to go, and seven potential wins on the cards for Mark Bowen’s men. And we want to rack up as many as we can going into the belated summer break. Even if the Bees come here in fine fettle, our boys will be aiming for maximum return.
A reminder to all fans that this fixture is once again available to watch live on iFollow – for free for Season Ticket holders, or by purchasing a Video Match Pass for all other fans.
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Manager Mark Bowen: “They are the form side in the league, since the restart. We know it’s going to be a tough game. But I told the guys – if we approach the game in the way that we did in the second half against Derby, on the front foot and trying to show what we’re all about rather than being too passive, then we’re more than capable of getting a result against Brentford.”
Midfielder Andy Rinomhota: “As good a side as they are, we aren’t going to worry about that too much. We’re going to try to play our own game and make them adapt to us. We’ve got the quality in our side to beat anyone on our day. So if we’re on it we can win the match.”
🙏 Royals to wear black armbands and observe a minute’s silence to pay respect to Forbury Gardens victims26 June 2020
At the personal request of our staff and our players, both Reading Football Club and Brentford Football Club will observe a minute’s silence ahead of our 6pm kick-off at Madejski Stadium on Tuesday evening – to pay our respects to those who lost their lives in the horrific attack in Forbury Gardens.
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It’s not a message that we would usually give to our supporters… but please do not travel to Madejski Stadium for this fixture. All supporters have the opportunity to watch the fixture remotely, and for the safety of everyone absolutely no unauthorised access to the match or the stadium grounds will be permitted.
We can’t wait to see you all soon – but for now it’s important that when we play, please stay away.