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We Meet Again: Sheffield Wednesday Ahead of Sunday's visit from Sheffield Wednesday, we head back to December for The Owls most recent trip to West London. On the day, a goal in each half from Lasse Vibe and Florian Jozefzoon was enough as Dean Smith's side made it three wins from three over the festive period.

Brentford new boy Konsa buzzing for Premier League promotion push New Brentford signing Ezri Konsa is in a hurry to get the Bees into the Premier League. Konsa made a £3million switch across London from Charlton this summer and he is targeting a promotion push with his new club in the Championship this season.

Brentford XI to face Sheffield Wednesday at Griffin Park Here is how we expect Dean Smith to set out his team at Griffin Park.

You're the Boss: Chris Mepham B Team graduate Chris Mepham opts for an attacking 4-3-3 formation in episode three of You're the Boss.

Brentford v Sheffield Wednesday Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Championship game between Brentford and Sheffield Wednesday.

Every word from Dean Smith on Maupay, injury news and more The full transcript of the Brentford manager's pre-match press conference ahead of facing Sheffield Wednesday this weekend.

Brentford boss Smith has no new concerns ahead of Sheffield Wednesday clash Winger George Boyd and Marco Matias are among those hoping to retain their starting places as Wednesday chase their first league win of the season.

Dean Smith's Sheffield Wednesday Press Conference After an unbeaten start to the season, it's Sheffield Wednesday up next for Dean Smith's Bees on Sunday. The Owls head to West London having taken just one point from their opening two league games, but Dean is still expecting a tough examination from Jos Luhukay's side.

Important ticket update This Sunday, we welcome Sheffield Wednesday to Griffin Park and here is some important information about Season Tickets and Match Tickets for this game and other upcoming home games.

Sheffield Wednesday: The importance of Adam Reach as Owls head to Brentford The attacking midfielder was a scorer in last night's 2-0 Carabao Cup win at Sunderland and will be one of the first names on the teamsheet for Sunday's Championship clash at unbeaten Brentford.

Sheffield Wednesday preview and pub guide: Owls' wings clipped Former Brentford striker Jordan Rhodes is one of those who has gone through the out door - joining Norwich on a season-long loan - while other notable departures have been former captain Glenn Loovens, who has moved to Sunderland, right-back Jack Hunt, who has signed for Bristol City, and midfielder Ross Wallace, who was released.

International call for Sawyers Brentford midfield player Romaine Sawyers has been named in the St Kitts and Nevis squad for a match next month. The Caribbean country are participating in the qualifying stages of the CONCACAF Nations League over the course of the season and will play four matches.

In full: Carabao Cup second round draw as West Ham, Fulham and Palace enter Who did your team get in round two of the Carabao Cup?

Talking Brentford On A Friday Before Wednesday On A Sunday The Beesotted crew gathered at The Prince Blucher pub on Twickenham Green for a busy evening of nattering all things Brentford and supping London Pride Unfiltered.

Brentford are the most backed team to win the Championship Brentford are the most popular pick to win the Championship this season, following their solid start to 2018-19. The Bees have attracted over a third of all bets in the last 48 hours on who will finish top of the table, which would grant them a place in the top flight for the first time since World War II.

Carabao Cup second-round draw: West Ham to visit League One AFC Wimbledon West Ham United will visit League One side AFC Wimbledon in the second round of the Carabao Cup.

David Webb to officiate Sunday's visit from Sheffield Wednesday Referee: David Webb Assistant Referees: Lee Venamore and James Wilson Fourth Official: Stephen Martin David Webb joined the EFL list as an Assistant in 2006 before graduating to being the main man two years later.

Can free transfers and loans still happen after the transfer window has closed? What new changes have occurred after the deadline passed?

Carabao second round draw: #Cheltenham Town visit Brentford, Forest Green Rovers go to Wycombe Wanderers The Robins knocked out Colchester United on penalties in their first round match, while Forest Green were 1-0 winners at Swindon Town thanks to Tahvon Campbell's second half goal. The Gloucestershire rivals could be drawn against each other, with no seedings in this year's competition.

25 per cent off our Back to School selection With the kids heading back to school soon we’ve got all you may need to prepare them for a new term! Brentford bags from £7.12, wallets from £4.50, Ultimate stationary sets from £9, and sports gear are all available in store and online! We even have 25% off selected items.

Ollie Watkins in, Nuhiu axed: The best Brentford and Sheffield Wednesday combined XI ahead of Saturday - Agreed? Brentford take on Sheffield Wednesday this Sunday with the home side looking to continue their unbeaten start to the new campaign. Dean Smith's men have managed to pick up four points from their opening two games of the Championship season.

Part of Griffin Park since 1982 The matchday lottery has been a part of the Griffin Park matchday experience for over 30 years.

"We Don’t Want You At Brentford" Warning - Brentford Brentford's CEO, Mark Devlin, has issued a no nonsense explanation of the club's stance and core values with regard to encouraging an atmosphere of inclusivity at the football club. As part of a broader statement, which rightly congratulates Kick It Out on its 25th anniversary, Devlin spells out the following important message:.

Loan-to-buy bid for Brentford's Ryan Woods is perfect for Leeds Leeds United reportedly showed an interest in the highly-rated Brentford midfielder Ryan Woods, who is wanted by Championship side Swansea City. Life under Marcelo Bielsa could hardly have started better for Leeds United.

Kamohelo Mokotjo looks back on cup win Kamohelo Mokotjo scored his second Brentford goal as The Bees won in the Carabao Cup last night. Brentford beat Southend United 4-2 in the First Round of the competition on the Essex coast with the midfield man grabbing the fourth.

Brentford B enter Middlesex Senior Cup This season Brentford's B Team will enter the Middlesex FA Senior Challenge Cup, their first competitive competition since they won the Kai Thor Cup in January 2017.

WATCH: Marcus Forss reflects on scoring debut Marcus Forss scored his first goal for Brentford on Tuesday night in the Carabao Cup against Southend United. After the match we spoke to him about the experience and how the team got on in the Round One tie.

Swansea City Have Missed Out On Woods, Brentford Won't Listen To Their Interest This Month Swansea City have missed out on the opportunity to sign Brentford midfielder Ryan Woods this month as it appears that the fellow Championship club won't entertain our attempts to sign the midfielder on loan.

Dean Smith reflects on cup win Brentford booked their place in the Carabao Cup Second Round with a 4-2 win over Southend United last night. The Bees took a first half lead through Marcus Forss and got the win thanks to further goals from Julian Jeanvier, Saïd Benrahma and Kamohelo Mokotjo.

Brentford Forss Their Way Past Southend - Brentford It was all change for Brentford at Roots Hall on Tuesday evening with Dean Smith making eleven changes for the Carabao Cup clash - the visitors eventually showing that they were too strong for Southend United after they'd settled into the match.

Carabao Cup Round Two draw tomorrow night The Carabao Cup Round Two draw will take place live on Sky Sports from the Stadium of Light on Thursday 16 August, ahead of Sunderland’s Round One clash against Sheffield Wednesday.

What a way to nail our colours to the mast - on and off the pitch. With the paint still drying on Saturday's draw at Stoke City, it's been all go at Brentford. On pitch, we picked up where we left off in The Potteries with as comprehensive a win as they come against Southend United in the League Cup.

Southend United 2 Brentford 4 Brentford progressed to the Second Round of the Carabao Cup after another high-scoring affair. Brentford’s recent history in the competition is full of games packed with goals, including a 6-6 draw with Dagenham and Redbridge and a 4-1 win over Queens Park Rangers.

Changes pay dividends for Smith and Brentford Smith opted to make 11 changes to his team at Roots Hall and was happy with those he brought in against the Shrimpers. 'I thought we deserved to win and we were very good in the first half,' said Smith. 'We moved the ball really well and I was really pleased Marcus got a goal on his debut.

EFL Cup roundup: Nottingham Forest survive epic penalty shootout against Bury Nottingham Forest have survived an epic penalty shootout to win their EFL Cup first-round tie against Bury on Tuesday night. The Shakers took the lead through an early Eoghan O'Connell header, but Matty Cash slotted home in the third minute of injury time to keep the Reds alive.

Much-changed Brentford too strong for Southend The Bees began to pile on the pressure towards the end of the first half and broke the deadlock in the 43rd minute when Marcus Forss arrowed a low shot into the bottom left-hand corner of the net.

Southend United 2-4 Brentford: The best performers at Roots Hall The Bees were somewhat fortunate to go through after making 11 changes for the first round clash.

Brentford team to face Southend: Smith makes 11 changes for Carabao Cup The Bees have handed opportunities to the likes of Luke Daniels, Julian Jeanvier, Tom Field, Marcus Forss and Mads Bech Sorensen.

Join iFollow for live EFL Cup commentary tonight IFollow Brentford returns this evening to bring live coverage of our Carabao Cup First Round tie at Southend United. Dean Smith's men head to Roots Hall with commentary starting at 7.15pm.

Betting Preview: Southend United vs Brentford After a solid, unbeaten start to the Championship, Brentford are looking to take their good form across to the EFL Cup for their trip to Southend and you can get a Bees win at 11/10 at LeoVegas SPORT.

The 2018/19 Carabao Cup changes that will affect the London clubs this season The EFL have announced changes to the Carabao Cup for the 2018/19 season.

Match Preview: Southend United vs Brentford After four points from two games to begin the Sky Bet Championship campaign, attention switches to the Carabao Cup tonight as Dean Smith's Bees head to Southend United.

Campbell sticking with Stoke - Rowett Bristol Rovers have been credited with an interest in the forward but Rowett, who took charge of the Staffordshire outfit this summer, says Campbell is going absolutely nowhere.

Daniel Bentley visits Disability Project Disability ambassador Daniel Bentley visited the Brentford Community Sports Trust's Summer Party for children with disabilities in Hounslow last week. The Bees stopper became the trust's disability ambassador in April and said it was great to see the participants getting involved and feeling part of.

Hot off the Press: Southend United Despite two late goals, Southend United were edged out 3-2 by Doncaster Rovers on the opening day of the season. Did the performance warrant defeat or were there encouraging signs that the best is yet to come? It may have been a defeat but there were so many positives from the match.

Southend United v Brentford Live coverage of Tuesday's EFL Cup game between Southend United and Brentford.

Swansea City chase loan deal for Brentford ace Ryan Woods Swansea City are hoping to sign transfer target Ryan Woods on a loan deal before the window shuts at the end of the month. The Swans are keen to land Brentford midfielder Ryan Woods after failing to land him on a permanent deal.

Love Brentford On Love Sport - Brentford The Beesotted Monday night Lovesport show was a lot of fun this week as we looked back at the weekend trip to Stoke and ahead to tonight's League/Milk/Rumblows / CocaCola/Carling / Carabao Cup match at Roots Hall Southend.

Ryan Woods: Swansea City want Brentford midfielder on loan Swansea City want to sign Ryan Woods on loan after failing to secure a permanent transfer for the Brentford midfielder.

We Meet Again: Southend United Ahead of tomorrow's Carabao Cup trip to Southend United, take a trip back to 2001 for a classic meeting between us and The Shrimpers in Essex as Michael Dobson's double gave us the advantage in our LDV Southern Area Semi-Final tie.

Keith Stroud to take charge of Tuesday's Carabao Cup tie Referee: Keith Stroud Assistant Referees: Robert Hyde and Adam Crysell Fourth Official: Stephen Finch Keith Stroud is one of the most recognisable referees on the EFL circuit having taken charge of his first professional game way back in 2004.

Vdoc become Official Club Partner Brentford Football Club has continued the growth of its partnership family with the addition of vdoc as Official Healthcare Partner for the 2018/19 season.

We're on our way: Southend United Awkwardly positioned pillars, ageing floodlights towering over the pitch and an authentic old-fashioned feel - Brentford fans will probably feel right at home at Southend United’s stadium, Roots Hall.

Report gives Derby and Brentford hope in Bjorn Engels pursuit Championship duo Derby County and Brentford are both reportedly interested in signing Olympiakos' Belgian centre-back Bjorn Engels. Derby County could do with another option at centre-back if Saturday's 4-1 home drubbing against Leeds United is anything to go by.

From the Chief Executive’s Office As you may be aware, Kick It Out is celebrating its 25th anniversary this summer. I would like to congratulate Lord Ouseley and his team on reaching this landmark. The changes they have worked hard to achieve during this time have been spectacular.

Winless weekend for loanees Ellery Balcombe and Justin Shaibu returned pointless from Boreham Wood’s long trip to AFC Wrexham while there were draws for Theo Archibald and Reece Cole over the weekend.

Southend v Brentford preview Southend could be without Luke Hyam and Sam Barratt for the visit of Brentford in the Carabao Cup. Hyam missed Saturday's 1-1 draw at Plymouth with a slight hamstring problem while Barratt was unavailable due to a knee injury. Boss Chris Powell is unlikely to risk either player unless they are fully fit.

Saturday in 60: Stoke City It was a fine point earned on the road as Ollie Watkins struck in the second-half at Stoke City on Saturday. Benik Afobe put the hosts ahead on the half-hour but Ollie's second goal in as many games earned us a thoroughly-deserved share of the spoils.

Redrow plots £180m Brentford mixed-use scheme Here at Construction Enquirer we take your privacy seriously and will only use your information to administer your account and provide requested services. We will not share your data with other companies and promise to keep your details safe and secure.

Brentford keeper warns Stoke they'll be a scalp for everybody in Championship "These boys are a scalp for everybody. They are a big club, with a big fan base, the fans make a lot of noise and we ignored that.

Watch: Ollie Watkins' half-century in red and white It was a day to remember for Ollie Watkins on Saturday as he marked his 50th appearance for The Bees with the equaliser against Stoke City. The attacker, signed from Exeter City last summer, lashed home midway through the second-half to earn The Bees a deserved share of the spoils at The Bet 365 Sta.

Romaine Sawyers reflects on Stoke City draw Brentford made it four points from two games in the Sky Bet Championship following a 1-1 draw away at promotion favourites Stoke City on Saturday. The Bees dominated but needed a second-half Ollie Watkins strike to take a point after Benik Afobe capitalised on a rare defensive error to put the hosts.

Brentford Give Stoke A Footballing Lesson But Have to Settle for a Point Brentford went to Stoke for the first time since 2001. That season, the two third tier teams were battling for promotion to the league now called The Championship. Stoke beat Brentford at the end of that season at the playoff final in Cardiff. Brentford we're subject to more years wallowing around in the lower leagues.

Stoke City 1 Brentford 1 Final word on how fortune favoured the meek Stoke City 1 Brentford 1. Afobe : Watkins. You know things are not quite right when you turn to the guy next to you - when it's 1-1 at home to Brentford with 10 minutes to go - and ask if he'd take a draw. The answer was `yes' incidentally and there weren't too many Stoke fans watching at that moment who'd have dared to disagree.

Every Angle: Ollie Watkins' Stoke stunner Ollie Watkins marked his 50th appearance for The Bees on Saturday with a fine equaliser against Stoke City at The Bet 365 Stadium. Enjoy the strike, which earned us a thoroughly-deserved point from every angle below.

Follow The Bees to Southend United We kick-off our Carabao Cup campaign at Roots Hall on Tuesday as we face League One Southend United. Match Tickets are now on General Sale so book yours.

Sign up your newest member of the family for FREE! It’s the start of the 2018/19 season and we want you to introduce your child to the Brentford FC family for FREE. Once signed up, you can expect to see a tailored Welcome Pack arrive with educational gifts including Car Stickers, New Word Cards, Card Wallet and Club Shop Voucher worth £5.

Kick It Out turns 25 Today marks the 25-year anniversary of Kick It Out. For the last 25 years the organisation has been at the heart of the drive towards EQUALITY, INCLUSION and COHESION for everyone who plays, watches or works in football.

Warning. Warning. Danger, danger. The robot on wheels and Doctor Smith sting harrowed Potters. Ah, the fetid stench of a crowbarred headline. Apologies, but its that sort of morning after the night before. How about Disappointed? Dominated? These, just two of the words used by Brentford head coach Dean Smith to describes his feelings after the 1-1 draw at Stoke City on Saturday.

WATCH: Ollie Watkins reflects on Stoke draw Brentford forward Ollie Watkins was left slightly disappointed after drawing 1-1 at Stoke City on Saturday afternoon. The 22-year-old spoke to us after his 50th game for The Bees and mentioned the performance, his goal and walking away with a point.

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Brentford peg back sleepy Stoke as Gary Rowett admits Potters are soft touch But Brentford bounced back and Ollie Watkins' terrific long-range strike restored parity after 66 minutes. The visitors looked the likelier to come away with all three points but Stoke held on for a first point of the season. Smith said: 'Stoke have a talented squad so for us to come here and dominate is very pleasing for me.

Stoke fail to capitalise on freak Benik Afobe goal as Brentford hold Potters The visitors' Sergi Canos then saw a rifled effort deflected into the side netting on the hour mark as Brentford stepped up their pursuit of a goal. And just minutes later it arrived. The Bees restored parity when Watkins drilled home from around 25 yards out with a shot that flew past Butland.

QPR lose again; Millwall, Brentford draw Steve McClaren's Loftus Road bow as QPR boss ended in defeat as Sheffield United left west London with a 2-1 Championship win. The Blades came from behind at Loftus Road after Ebere Eze fired Rangers ahead just before the half-hour mark.

Join iFollow for live commentary from Stoke City IFollow Brentford returns this afternoon to bring live coverage of our Sky Bet Championship trip to Stoke City. Dean Smith's men head to the Bet 365 Stadium with commentary starting at 2.30pm.

"The only thing missing today was the result" A second-half Ollie Watkins strike ensured that Brentford took a well-deserved point from their trip to Stoke City this afternoon. The Bees dominated from the off but fell behind on the half hour following a defensive mix-up between Chris Mepham and Daniel Bentley.

Stoke City 1 Brentford 1 Ollie Watkins scored a second half equaliser as Brentford earned a point against pre-season promotion-favourites Stoke City. The Bees fell behind before the break after handing Stoke a golden opportunity which Benik Afobe gladly took.

Championship roundup: Aston Villa snatch late win, West Brom edge thriller Aston Villa required a 94th minute goal to overcome Wigan Athletic this afternoon as they came out on top 3-2 to make it two wins from two in the Championship. James Chester and Nick Powell exchanged goals in the opening 45 minutes, before Callum Connolly edged the visitors into a surprise lead at Villa Park.

Stoke City 1 Brentford 1 LIVE! All the reaction as Afobe opener cancelled out by Watkins Stoke City had to scramble for a draw in their first home game in the Championship for 10 years. Gary Rowett made two changes to the side which lost their opening game at Leeds as he tried to get the season up and running against Brenford.

Stoke City vs Brentford player ratings: The best performers The Bees faced Stoke in their second game of the Championship season.

EFL on Quest Ahead of the second full weekend of EFL fixtures fans are reminded of the following information in regards to the highlights on Quest.

Stoke Fans-Eye View of the Brentford Match - Duck Fanzine It's Brentford's first visit to Stoke since 2001 and Billy Grant caught up with Lee Hawthorne from Duck Fanzine to get the low down on that Playoff Final at Cardiff. Stoke's high-waged squad. And whether Gary Rowett will fire The Potters to glory this season.

Stoke City matchday LIVE! Boss Rowett reveals player targets ahead of Brentford clash Stoke City will play their first home game in the Championship this afternoon since that goalless draw with Leicester City on May 4, 2008, that propelled them into the Premier League for the first time.

What a week. What a 16 years. Why today is more than just 'another' game. Brentford hit the road today, safe in the knowledge that Ryan Woods remains a Bee after a somewhat uneventful, albeit tense, transfer window slammed shut on Thursday. That said, there can't be on Bees fan who doesn't know full well that there still remains a gaping hole in the middle of it through which a player could still leave before month end.

Stoke City v Brentford: Who to buy, who to boo and prediction In what transpired to be Gudjon Thordarson's last game in charge, Deon Burton's opener and then a Ben Burgess own goal left his players in the driving seat from half-time onwards and Stoke City has never darkened League One's door again.

WATCH: Yoann Barbet looking forward to Stoke trip Today, Friday 10 August, defender Yoann Barbet spoke to us ahead of the upcoming clash with Stoke City in the Sky Bet Championship. The Frenchman was in a good mood ahead of Brentford's first visit to The Potters since 2001, clearly pleased with The Bees' 5-1 start last weekend.

Betting Preview: Stoke City vs Brentford Last week we confidently predicted Brentford would win comfortably against Rotherham United… but no one was quite expecting that five-star show! The Bees gave us reasons to think of new superlatives, and we now can’t wait to take on this season’s Championship favourites, Stoke City, where the draw i.

Middle Class Cocaine Use Blamed As Crime Rises in Brentford and Isleworth The latest figures issued by the Metropolitan Police show a significant increase in certain types of crime in local wards including violence against the person and robbery. All areas of Brentford and Isleworth have seen significant rises in these offences which have also risen across the whole of the borough of Hounslow.

Brentford boss Dean Smith delivers verdict on Swansea City's chances of reviving move for Ryan Woods Brentford boss Dean Smith says he does not expect to receive a new bid from Ryan Woods during the loan window, adding that the "ship has probably sailed" on Swansea City's chances of landing the midfielder.

Brentford Card update We’d like to thank our current Members and Season Tickets Holders for their patience and assistance at Saturday’s home game against Rotherham United.

Stoke City v Brentford Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Stoke City and Brentford.

Dean Smith looks ahead to Stoke City Brentford FC Head Coach is expecting a tough game when his side take on Stoke City tomorrow. The Bees face Stoke tomorrow, Saturday 11 August, in a match that will kick-off at 3pm. It will be the first home game for Stoke since they were relegated from the Premier League last season.

Catalyst teams up with Redrow Homes for £180m Brentford resi development Housing association Catalyst and housebuilder Redrow Homes have formed a joint venture partnership seeded with plans to develop a £180m residential-led mixed-use scheme in the London Borough of Hounslow.

Match Preview: Stoke City Brentford travel to Stoke City for a 3pm kick-off on Saturday 11 August, playing their first away game of the 2018/19 Sky Bet Championship. Dean Smith's side got off to a great start last weekend, beating Rotherham United 5-1 at Griffin Park.

Stoke seeking to bounce back and could call on Clucas The Potters were beaten by Leeds on their return to the Sky Bet Championship but added 6million Clucas on deadline day. Another newcomer, Wales international Ashley Williams, was on the bench last weekend but could now be ready to move into the starting line-up.

Sky Bet Championship preview The Sky Bet Championship returns this weekend following an exhilarating start – Sporting Life’s Tom Carnduff looks ahead to the action alongside a price-boosted accumulator from EFL title sponsors Sky Bet.

Housebuilder Redrow agrees £180 million joint venture in Brentford Builder Redrow has shown its confidence in the future London housing market by committing to a new £180 million project near Brentford football club's planned stadium. The FTSE 250 developer has teamed up with social housing firm Catalyst to buy a west London site with scope for 450 homes.

Hot off the Press: Stoke City Stoke City’s season didn’t get off to the best possible start on Sunday as they were convincingly beaten by Leeds United at Elland Road.

Not The Transfer Deadline Day plus pre-Stoke City Brentford Podcast It's a absolute BUMPER edition of the Pride of West London podcast this week with loads of deadline day stuff to talk about and also being the pre-Stoke City podcast too. The Beesotted crew met up at One Over The Ait pub in Kew Bridge - a stones throw from Brentford's new stadium - to discuss the comings and goings of the transfer window.

Last chance to follow The Bees to Stoke Our opening away league game is at the Bet365 Stadium tomorrow as we face recently-relegated Stoke City. Tickets are available and on sale to all Brentford supporters until 4pm today. We have been advised by Stoke City that there will be NO Pay of the Day tomorrow.

'They have to be' - Are Brentford the most forward thinking club in the EFL? The verdict Brentford have adopted 'analytics' as a key element of their philosophy as they attempt to out-think the opposition and try and plot a path into the Premier League.

Stoke City v Brentford: Bees could sting more than Leeds warns boss Gary Rowett is demanding an improvement from his players this weekend - against a team that could be a slight upgrade on Leeds United in certain departments. Rowett certainly isn't looking down his nose sniffily at Brentford, the kind of name that might have some ex Premier League players and fans counting the points beforehand.

We Meet Again: Stoke City It's been nearly 17 years since our most recent trip to The Potteries, as Steve Coppell's side conceded in the 80th minute to go down by the odd goal in five. Aside from a win at Griffin Park the following March, recent history is very much in Stoke's favour.

Canice Carroll on 'massive challenge' ahead of him 19-year-old defender Canice Carroll spoke to us after putting pen to paper on a two-year contract with Brentford B this morning. The Irish youth international told us he was 'buzzing to sign' for the team and is looking forward to starting training this week.

Canice Carroll: Brentford sign defender from Oxford Championship side Brentford sign defender Canice Carroll from Oxford United for an undisclosed fee.

Dress like The Bees Since the start of pre-season, The Bees have been wearing our new 2018/19 Training Wear and most items are available to purchase in the Club Shop.

Canice Carroll joins Brentford B Canice Carroll has joined Brentford B from Oxford United for an undisclosed fee. The 19-year-old defender put pen to paper on a two-year deal today, Thursday 9 August, which includes the option for an extra year.

Report: Derby make move to hijack Brentford's Bjorn Engels bid Brentford have offered £4m for Olympiakos defender Bjorn Engels but Championship rivals Derby County are reportedly in the chase to sign him, too. It seems that two Championship clubs are fighting over a Belgian centre-back on transfer deadline day.

'That' day is here. Roll on 5pm. Here we go, Brentford fans. Strap yourselves in and prepare for that bumpy ride until deadline day concludes at 17.00. With the talk of Ryan Woods to Swansea continuing apace, I've also seen plenty of 'stories' about Chris Mepham to Leicester City and Sergi Canos to Middlesbrough.

Loophole Could See Brentford Lose Key Players After Transfer Deadline Day - Beesotted Billy Grant points out that Brentford are in big danger of losing key players AFTER deadline day on Aug 9th due to a loophole in the EFL transfer regulations. But will this be an issue? By the sounds of things. Yes it will. So riddle me this…… when is a shut window… not a shut window ?… when it is an EFL transfer window?

Brentford ready to do deal with Swansea over Woods HITC Sport understands Brentford are ready to reduce their asking price for Swansea target Ryan Woods. Brentford are prepared to lower their valuation of midfielder Ryan Woods to help strike a deal with Swansea before the close of the transfer window, HITC Sport understands.

Andy Davies given Saturday's visit to Stoke City Referee: Andy Davies Assistant Referees: Daniel Leach and Andrew Fox Fourth Official: Robert Lewis Andy Davies took charge of his first EFL games back in 2012 and stepped up to the Sky Bet Championship rotation with the Select Group 2 of referees in 2016.

Moses Odubajo returns to Brentford after successful trial Championship club Brentford have signed Moses Odubajo on an initial one-year contract with the option of a further year. The Anglo-Nigerian was a free agent this summer after declining a new contract from Hull City in June.

WATCH: Smile Please It was school photo day at Jersey Road on Tuesday as the boys got kitted out for their squad photos. Profiles, celebrations, and walk-ons were all shot as the new campaign gets underway. Follow our cameras and go behind the scenes at yesterday's shoot below.

WATCH: Cole Dasilva's first interview Brentford B completed the transfer of former Chelsea fullback Cole Dasilva on Tuesday. The 19-year-old signed a two-year contract with an optional year built in. After he signed, Cole spoke to brentfordfc.com reflecting on his move.

MoIsBack: The Social Media reaction to Moses Odubajo's return Moses Odubajo re-signed for The Bees on Tuesday, three years after leaving West London for Hull City. The 25-year-old defender agreed a one-year deal with the option of a further year, sending Twitter into meltdown at the news.

Report discloses Crystal Palace's chances of signing Brentford's Ollie Watkins Crystal Palace are reportedly interested in signing winger Ollie Watkins from Championship outfit Brentford before the window shuts. There is just over a day remaining in the transfer window and Brentford are so tantalisingly close now to keeping hold of the coveted winger Ollie Watkins.

Loan Round-Up: Ellery shines on Boreham Wood debut Ellery Balcombe took the plaudits last night on his debut for Boreham Wood as they drew 0-0 at Havant and Waterlooville in the National League.

Rivals bid for West Brom and Leeds United target flops on deadline day Woods has been a target for West Bromwich Albion, Leeds United, Swansea City and Aston Villa this summer but it appears none were prepared to pay the £6.5 million demanded by Brentford. It means no homecoming for the Cannock boy who has won rave reviews for his Griffin Park performances.

Brentford happy to do it their own way in quest for promotion Using statistical analysis to sign players, ditching their academy and scrapping the captaincy are some of the innovations that have turned Brentford into Championship contenders.

"Words can't explain how delighted I am to come back" Moses Odubajo returned to Brentford yesterday, joining on an initial one-year contract, after three years away from Griffin Park. The 25-year-old winger had been training with The Bees since leaving Hull City earlier this summer. After signing, brentfordfc.com sat down with an emotional Moses to tal.

Blackburn Rovers Tickets for our opening home game of the season against Brentford on Saturday 25th August at Ewood Park are now on sale. Kick-off against the Bees is 3pm, as Rovers tick off their third home game of the season. The game has been listed as Category B, and ticket prices for adults, concessions, 18-21, juniors and under-12s are as follows:.

Brentford FC: One of England's most forward-thinking clubs Brentford shot to the top of the Championship table at the weekend with a comprehensive 5-1 win over Rotherham United. The Bees are fancied by a fair amount to get promoted this season and on that performance, they'll surely be up there.

Brentford sign Dasilva on two-year deal Brentford have signed Cole Dasilva on a free transfer. Brentford are among a number of clubs to have expressed an interest in signing his elder brother Jay on loan from Chelsea this summer. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked.

Cole Dasilva signs for Brentford B Former Chelsea fullback Cole Dasilva has joined Brentford B on a free transfer. The 19-year-old completed his medical at Jersey Road this afternoon, Tuesday 7 August, and signed a two-year contract. The deal also includes an optional year for the Club.

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Moses Odubajo: Brentford re-sign right-back on free transfer Brentford re-sign former Hull right-back Moses Odubajo on a one-year contract, with the option of a further year.

Brentford sign right-back Moses Odubajo on one-year contract The 25-year-old's contract at the KCOM Stadium expired in June and, after training with the Bees this summer following a knee problem, has returned to Griffin Park on a one-year deal. Odubajo arrived at Brentford for his first spell at the club from Leyton Orient in 2014.

Brentford re-sign Moses Odubajo after successful pre-season trial Moses Odubajo has completed a return to Brentford, signing a one-year deal with the Sky Bet Championship club. Odubajo, who can play at right-back or on the right side of midfield, played 49 games for the Bees in his one season at Griffin Park before leaving for Hull City for £3.5m in the summer of 2015.

Reach plc defends Brentford FC coverage after claims in Beesotted - Journalism News from HoldtheFrontPage Jim, who was news editor at the Telegraph from 1993 to 2000 before spending eight years in the same role at the Mail, went on to contrast current local media coverage with the days of former Hounslow Chronicle editor George Sands, who attended a total of 1,126 uninterrupted Brentford games between December 1953 and May 1976.

Moses Odubajo Re-signs For Brentford - Brentford Brentford have re-signed free agent Moses Odubajo on a one year contract. The right back left Griffin Park for £3.5m in August 2015, to join Hull City, but following a long-term knee injury, he let his contract run down at the KCOM Stadium, and has been training with The Bees during pre season.

Moses Odubajo returns to Brentford Moses Odubajo is a Brentford player once more, three years after his first spell in West London came to an end. The 25-year-old has been training with The Bees this summer as he continues his rehabilitation from a serious knee injury and has now put pen to paper on a one-year deal, with the option o.

Brentford sign up Sparta Prague starlet The 18-year-old winger, who has competed at several levels of the Czech Republic youth system had come through the Sparta Prague youth academy. He was impressing for the institution and impressed towards the end of last season when he scored twice in a 5-0 win over Ceske Budejovic in U19s competition.

Brentford B sign Matej Majka Brentford B have signed Czech Republic winger Matej Majka from AC Sparta Prague on a two-year deal, subject to international clearance. Matej, 18, completed his medical with the Club earlier this week at Brentford's Jersey Road training ground.

Watch: Great Dane - Henrik Dalsgaard reflects on World Cup This summer’s FIFA World Cup captured the attention of a nation. England’s Semi-Final date with Croatia pulled in a record television audience of 30.9m, while petrol stations from Durham to Dartmouth were stripped of every St George’s car flag.

WATCH: Mads Bech Sorensen on Luton defeat We spoke to Mads Bech Sorensen after Brentford B were defeated 4-0 by a strong Luton Town XI on Monday 6 August. The Danish defender talked about the run of defeats for the squad, and then mentioned his time with the First Team during pre-season.

Brentford have made a £4million bid for Olympiakos defender Brentford have made a £4million bid for Olympiakos defender Bjorn Engles, could this be John Egan's replacement?

Brentford bid for Olympiacos defender Bjorn Engels HITC Sport understands Brentford have launched a £4million bid for Belgian defender Bjorn Engels. Brentford have tabled a bid for Olympiacos defender Bjorn Engels as they look to strengthen their squad before the close of the transfer window, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

WATCH: Kevin O'Connor reflects on Luton Town match B Team Head Coach Kevin O'Connor spoke to us after watching his side lose 4-0 to a Luton Town XI on Monday 6 August. The former Bees captain had mixed feelings about the game, after the squad faced a very experienced Hatters team away from home.

Report: Leeds United interested in Moussa Konate, but face battle with Brentford Brentford and Leeds United are reportedly keen on Amiens striker Moussa Konate. According to L'Equipe, Leeds United and Brentford are both interested in snapping up Amiens striker Moussa Konate before Thursday's transfer deadline.

Loan Round-Up: Theo and Reece make debuts on opening day Theo Archibald and Reece Cole experienced contrasting emotions on their competitive debuts for Forest Green Rovers and Yeovil Town respectively as the Sky Bet League Two season got underway on Saturday.

Leicester City have improved bid for Brentford defender rejected - report The Foxes were said to have had a £10million offer for the defender dismissed by the Championship side earlier this month. And now ESPN are reporting that a £15m package has also been turned down by the west London side.

Leicester's £15m Chris Mepham bid rejected by Brentford - sources Leicester City have had an improved bid of £15 million rejected by Brentford for defender Chris Mepham, sources have told ESPN FC. Mepham is regarded as one of the best young defenders outside the Premier League after impressing for Brentford during the last 12 months.

Leicester City, Bournemouth 'told to pay £15m for Chris Mepham' Brentford are reportedly playing hardball by refusing to sell defender Chris Mepham to Leicester City or Bournemouth for anything less than £15m. The Bees are believed to have knocked back bids in the region of £10m from the Premier League teams since the transfer window opened.

Rudridge appoints new Brentford Branch Manager Groundwork and materials supplier Rudridge has appointed Dave Rudd to the position of Branch Manager at its Brentford branch. Rudd has been working in the civils and drainage industry for over 10 years, gaining a wealth of experience at a number of well-known competitors.

WATCH: Ezri Konsa happy with debut in front of home fans Ezri Konsa spoke to us after completing 90 minutes of his full Brentford debut in the Sky Bet Championship win over Rotherham United on Saturday. The centre-back was happy after helping to seal a 5-1 victory for The Bees on the opening day of the season, the first such win for Brentford since 1994.

Suez investigating fire at Brentford facility - letsrecycle.com Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters tackled a blaze this weekend at a waste transfer station operated by Suez in Brentford, West London.

Match Report: Luton Town XI 4 Brentford B 0 Brentford B lost 4-0 to a strong Luton Town XI at Venue360 on Monday afternoon. Jake Jervis netted a hat-trick before Aaron Jarvis added another in the second half. In sweltering conditions, The Hatters deployed a team made up entirely of First Team players against Kevin O'Connor's side.

EFL essential stats: Five-star Brentford flourish in opener We take a look at the top stats and facts from the weekend's action in the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two. Brentford's 5-1 win against Rotherham on Saturday was the first time a team in the second tier scored five goals on the opening day since August 2002.

More pictures from Brentford v Rotherham United Thank you to all supporters who came to Griffin Park for our first Sky Bet Championship game this season. Some of you were able to meet Emiliano Marcondes and Mads Bech Sorensen from our First Team as well as B Team midfielder Nikolaj Kirk.

West Brom and Leeds United learn asking price for Ryan Woods Swansea City are expected to step up their chase for Brentford's Ryan Woods by returning with a second bid for the midfielder. Woods, who has been a target for West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa this summer, was the subject of a £6m opening offer from Swansea which was knocked back.

Rotherham United: Goals from Every Angle It was a perfect start to the season with a five-goal demolition of Rotherham United on Saturday. Neal Maupay, Sergi Canos, Ollie Watkins, and Lewis Macleod were all on target in the victory and you can see their goals from every angle below.

Swansea City 'make second offer for midfielder Ryan Woods' Swansea City have reportedly tabled an improved offer for Brentford midfielder Ryan Woods after their first bid was knocked back. The Welsh outfit are believed to have fallen short with their previous £6m approach for the 24-year-old, who has amassed 122 Championship appearances for the Bees.

Swansea set to improve bid for Brentford's Ryan Woods Swansea are expected to return with a second offer for Ryan Woods, who is valued at £7m by Brentford, according to Sky sources. The Swans saw a £6m offer knocked back for the midfielder last week and Sky Sports News understands the Bees will not sell for less than his valuation.

Swansea City submit second bid for Woods after Brentford reject initial offer Swansea City have today tabled a second offer for Brentford midfielder Ryan Woods after their first bid was rejected. The Swans are back in for Ryan Woods despite seeing their initial bid of £6 million rejected by Brentford.

Justin Shaibu and Ellery Balcombe join Boreham Wood on loan Brentford’s young duo of Justin Shaibu and Ellery Balcombe have today joined National League side Boreham Wood on loan. Both players trained with their new teammates this morning, Monday 6 August, having completed their moves to Meadow Park.

Match Preview: Brentford B vs Luton Town Brentford B take on Luton Town this afternoon at Gipsy Lane in their first regular season game following a winless pre-season campaign. The Bees have lost all six of their pre-season games, the latest being a narrow 2-1 defeat to Southampton Under-23s at Jersey Road on Friday.

Stoke City were lacking all over the pitch… and buzzing Brentford are up next Perhaps the policy of retaining our "Premier League" squad and adding top of the Championship quality to it has actually worked in reverse: we've simply retained the poor mentality and work rate which saw us slip to a deserved relegation last season.

Brentford stand firm over Chris Mepham transfer fee as Bournemouth and Leicester City circle Brentford will refuse to sell Chris Mepham to Bournemouth or Leicester City for less than £15million. The Premier League clubs have both had bids below that rejected and could return with increased offers for the defender before Thursday's deadline.

Saturday in 60: Rotherham United It was a perfect start to the Sky Bet Championship season on Saturday as we put five past Rotherham United at Griffin Park. Neal Maupay was on target twice with Sergi Canos, Ollie Watkins, and Lewis Macleod also getting in on the act. It was hard to do but here's the best of Saturday's action squeez.

The End Of Brentford's Local Press Coverage - Brentford Experienced Sports Journalist, and Beesotted regular, Jim Levack, shares his thoughts on the demise of the local press. It might have been an emphatic start to the season on the field, but yesterday marked a very dark day in the history of Brentford Football Club off it.

Club Statement: Rotherham United tickets Brentford Football Club would like to apologise to all supporters affected by the delays distributing season tickets and the unusually long waiting times for collections and reprints when arriving at the ground yesterday.

WATCH: Jarvis Edobor reacts to Southampton defeat Jarvis Edobor spoke to Brentford's YouTube Channel on Friday, following the B Team's 2-1 defeat to Southampton Under-23s at Jersey Road. The defender was disappointed to lose after performing well, and also saw positives in scoring his first goal of the season.

Five Star Brentford Smash Rotherham 5-1 - Brentford Brentford's new Championship season got off to a storming start at a sun drenched Griffin Park this weekend, with the Bees smashing five goals past newly promoted Rotherham United.

Brentford 5-1 Rotherham: Highlights, player ratings verdict and reaction It was an emphatic start to the Championship season as they put in a five-star display against newly-promited Rotherham.

Match Highlights: Brentford 5 Rotherham United 1 It was a dream start to the new Sky Bet Championship season at Griffin Park as Dean Smith's Bees put in a five-star performance against Rotherham United. Neal Maupay struck twice with Sergi Canos, Ollie Watkins, and Lewis Macloed also on target as the boys in red and white went top of the first Cham.

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One down. Forty-five to go. What a start! Brentford thumped Championship newcomers Rotherham United in a Griffin Park goalfest that saw the Bees end the day top of the league and disappointed to have 'only' scored five. That in itself, a feat we'd not achieved since February when Birmingham City were the recipients of that famous 5-0 payback.

Leicester City reportedly have £10m bid rejected for Brentford defender Chris Mepham Leicester City have reportedly seen a £10m bid rejected for promising Brentford defender Chris Mepham. The 20-year-old made his breakthrough for the Championship side last season, going on to make his Wales debut under new manager Ryan Giggs.

Swansea City target Ryan Woods 'distracted' over Swans interest admits Brentford boss Dean Smith Brentford boss Dean Smith has admitted Swansea City target Ryan Woods is "distracted" by Swansea City's interest in him. The midfielder was left out of the Bees' squad for their season opener - a 5-1 hammering of Rotherham at Griffin Park.

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Brentford top; Millwall draw; QPR lose Brentford gave Championship new boys Rotherham a baptism of fire with a passing masterclass and ruthless win at Griffin Park to go top of the table. A Neal Maupay brace and goals from Sergi Canos, Ollie Watkins and Lewis Macleod did the damage in a 5-1 home success, with Will Vaulks grabbing a late consolation for the shell-shocked visitors.

Sergi Canos dedicates goal to Grandfather after victory over Rotherham United Sergi Canos dedicated his first-half goal this afternoon to his Grandfather, who passed away last month. The winger made it 2-0 just before the break as The Bees went on to record a 5-1 opening day victory. After the game, brentfordfc.com caught up with Sergi to discuss the goal, performance, and st.

Report: Leicester and Bournemouth have £10m and £12m bids rejected for Brentford's Chris Mepham The Brentford centre-back is reportedly wanted by Leicester City and Bournemouth. According to a report from the Daily Mail, Leicester and Bournemouth have both had bids rejected for Brentford's Chris Mepham, as they continue to monitor the defender with just five days remaining until the transfer window slams shut.

Dean Smith's Rotherham United reaction Brentford sit top of the Sky Bet Championship after a 5-1 victory over Rotherham United at Griffin Park this afternoon. After the game, Dean spoke to brentfordfc.com about the win, the latest on Ryan Woods, and setting down a marker for the season ahead.

Dean Smith delighted to see Brentford put on ruthless show Two goals from Neal Maupay and strikes from Sergi Canos, Ollie Watkins and Lewis Macleod gave the Millers a baptism of fire, with Will Vaulks grabbing a late consolation for the shell-shocked visitors. Even without the well-scouted Ryan Woods, who was not in the right frame of mind for the opener, the Bees outclassed their visitors in every area.

New boys Rotherham stung by slick Bees A Neal Maupay brace and goals from Sergi Canos, Ollie Watkins and Lewis Macleod did the damage in a 5-1 home success, with Will Vaulks grabbing a late consolation for the shell-shocked visitors.

Championship round-up: Brentford smash five goals on opening afternoon as Preston and Wigan win Brentford are the early leaders of the Sky Bet Championship after they smashed five past Rotherham United on the Millers' return to the second tier. The Bees opened the scoring through Neal Maupay after four minutes, before Sergi Canos doubled their lead and Ollie Watkins fired home the third off the underside of the crossbar.

Season Ticket Holders and Members first… Today's season opener could hardly have gone any better with a five-goal demolition of Rotherham United and a place atop the Sky Bet Championship table.

Championship roundup: Brentford early pacesetters, West Bromwich Albion lose Brentford are the early pacesetters in the Championship thanks to an emphatic 5-1 victory at home to newly-promoted Rotherham United. The Bees were two goals to the good at the interval through Neal Maupay and Sergi Canos efforts, while Ollie Watkins, and Lewis Macleod registered after the restart, either side of Maupay's second.

Brentford 5 Rotherham United 1 Brentford made the perfect start to their 2018/19 Sky Bet Championship season with a comprehensive home win over Rotherham United. Neal Maupay scored twice and there were further goals for Sergi Canós, Ollie Watkins and Lewis Macleod as The Bees picked up a 5-1 win.

Brentford 5 Rotherham United 1: 'Honeymoon' over for Warne and Millers Watkins made it three minutes after the restart with the goal of the game, stepping over the ball as he burst in from the left before firing an unstoppable rising drive between the angle of the near post and bar.

Brentford 5 Rotherham United 1: Millers given harsh lesson on Championship return Brentford took just four minutes to open their account for the season, Maupay slotting home from close range. Yoann Barbet's left wing cross found Canos, whose first time effort was parried by goalkeeper Marek Rodak into the path of the predatory Frenchman.

Brentford vs Rotherham player ratings: Have your say Rate the Bees who featured in Saturday afternoon's opener.

Brentford 5 Rotherham United 1: Latest from Griffin Park But those hopes were dented after just four minutes, Neal Maupay firing home for the Bees.i Canos. And just before half-time, Sergi Canos made it 2-0, before Watkins added a third on 48 minutes. Maupay netted to make it 4-0 on the hour before MacLeod added a late fifth.

Brentford 2 Rotherham United 0: Latest from Griffin Park But those hopes were dented after just four minutes, Neal Maupay firing home for the Bees.i Canos. And just before half-time, Sergi Canos made it 2-0.

IFollow bringing live commentary of our season opener IFollow Brentford returns this afternoon to bring live coverage of our Sky Bet opener against Rotherham United. Dean Smith's host The Millers at Griffin Park with commentary starting at 2.30pm.

Brentford v Rotherham United: Latest from Griffin Park Rotherham United return to the Championship with a tough trip to Brentford.

Countdown to kick-off Brentford's 2018/19 season is just hours away. The Bees kick-off the new season with a match against Rotherham United at Griffin Park. Tickets are still available and more information can be seen here. Ahead of the new season, the EFL has reminded fans of some of the key information they will need.

Start your engines, back The Bees to win 24 cars make the grid, with the chequered flag waving in the distant horizon. The excitement, the drama and the hot action is all about the unfold at the toot of the referee’s whistle. Unpredictable bends, oil slicks, burnouts, blowouts and pure carna.

Brentford's Henry steps up recovery from injury Rico Henry has stepped up his recovery from a long-term injury by returning to light training. The Brentford left-back has been out since September with a knee injury, having previously struggled with a shoulder injury and another knee problem since arriving from Walsall in 2016.

Here we go. It's Millers time. And a challenge for any wannabe Rasmus Let's keep this brief today and cut to the chase. There's a game this afternoon!! Get in!! Oh, I can't wait. Brentford host Rotherham United as Championship football returns to Griffin Park once more.

EFL Season Launched with group photo Representatives from all of the EFL's 72 Clubs came together at Meadow Lane to celebrate the launch of the 2018/19 season and the EFL's 130th year this week. Notts County played host to the event on Tuesday, 31 July, where all clubs from the three EFL divisions looked ahead to the season.

Brentford v Rotherham United: Paul Warne happy to let emotions run high Tears have been shed at Rotherham United this week before a ball has even been kicked in anger on their return to the Championship. Millers have been tipped by many pundits for an instant return to League One following promotion via the play-offs in May.

The best of pre-season 2018 The 2018/19 Sky Bet Championship season starts tomorrow when Brentford take on Rotherham United at Griffin Park. The Bees have been building up to the new season for the past month and here are some of the best bits.

WATCH: Kevin O'Connor on playing 'the Brentford way' B Team Head Coach Kevin O'Connor watched his side go down valiantly as they were defeated 2-1 by Southampton Under-23s on Friday afternoon. After the game, he spoke to us about the improved performance that could've gone either way in the final few minutes.

Inside your Matchday Programme: Rotherham United We’re in the best possible shape for the season ahead. We haven’t had a high turnover of players this summer leaving us with a settled group who fully understand our philosophies.

Match Report: Brentford B 1 Southampton U23 2 Brentford B lost 2-1 to Southampton on Friday afternoon, Jarvis Edobor scoring the side's only goal in the first half. The game kicked off at a sunny Jersey Road at 2pm, Kevin O'Connor including several squad members with First Team experience.

Five reasons to get down to Griffin Park tomorrow Championship football returns in just 24 hours and excitement is really building ahead of the new campaign. With newly-promoted Rotherham United up first at Griffin Park this Saturday, here are five reasons not to miss our Sky Bet Championship opener.

Brentford 2018-19 Championship season preview: Bees put faith in the collective Brentford hope thinking outside the box will help get into the Premier League and a leadership group has replaced a permanent captain at Griffin Park. The Bees sold skipper John Egan to Sheffield United and boss Dean Smith has decided not to appoint a replacement as he seeks to create an environment of "collective responsibility".

Swansea City leave shirt number 4 free - Brentford's Ryan Woods incoming? The club are in talks with fellow Championship side Brentford over a £6 million deal for their midfielder Ryan Woods. Have the Swans left a shirt number free for him?

Match Preview: Rotherham United Brentford face Rotherham United at 3pm on Saturday 4 August, kicking off their 2018/19 campaign at Griffin Park.

Brentford to receive £600k from Alfie Mawson's move to Fulham Brentford are to receive £600k from Fulham's £15m deal to sign Alfie Mawson from Swansea, Sky Sports News understands. Mawson was a youth player at the Bees before joining Barnsley in 2015 when he was out of contract at Griffin Park.

Save £5 on your tickets Our Sky Bet Championship season starts tomorrow! We face newly-promoted Rotherham United this Saturday so book your tickets now and enjoy an afternoon out with friends and family at Griffin Park.

Championship winner odds: How Stoke and Aston Villa match up London's clubs The Championship embarks on a brand new season tonight.

Hot off the Press: Rotherham United Rotherham United are back in the Sky Bet Championship after a year’s absence. How has their preparation been shaping up? They’ve brought in some lesser-known players.

Brentford out to defy Championship rivals' bigger budgets to punch above their weight once again To say a team consistently surprises people with their decent results seems like an oxymoron, but that has been the narrative at Griffin Park for four years. Little old Brentford, with their 12,000-seat stadium and comparatively minuscule budget, have punched above their weight in the Championship since arriving in 2014.

Match Preview: Brentford B v Southampton U23 Brentford B take on Southampton Under-23s at Jersey Road at 2pm this afternoon, the last game of the side's pre-season campaign. The B Team have lost all five of their previous games so far, and are in search of a win to kick start their season, which begins on Monday afternoon against Luton Town.

Brentford v Rotherham United Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Brentford and Rotherham United.

Brentford decide against naming club captain Brentford manager Dean Smith says the club will not have a captain this season, instead opting for a leadership group. John Egan wore the captain's armband last season, but the defender left Griffin Park this summer to rejoin his former club Sheffield United for £4m.

Treat yourself with our Hospitality packages Our Sky Bet Championship campaign kicks off this weekend and we still have few spaces available for Hospitality Tickets in August and kit sponsorship this season.

Romaine Sawyers looks ahead to tomorrow's season opener The drama, excitment, and passion of the Sky Bet Championship returns tomorrow as we host Rotherham United at Griffin Park. The Millers are back in the second tier after a season-long absence but Romaine Sawyers is in no mood to roll out the red carpet for them on their return.

CHAMPIONSHIP BLOGGERS 2018/19 SEASON PREDICTIONS PART 2 - Nottingham Forest thru WBA Billy Grant caught up with bloggers at all 24 Championship clubs up and down the country to find out their thoughts on their last campaign and how they feel their team will fare this season. Part 2 covers teams Nottingham Forest to West Brom. Part 1 covers teams Aston Villa through to Leeds.

Rotherham United preview and pub guide: Millers merry again Rotherham United are our first opponents in what is likely to be Brentford's final full season at Griffin Park, after a one-year absence from our fixture list.

Fulham jump the shark, West Bromwich Albion go classy and Brentford get ready to go. Again. This time tomorrow Brentford fans will be waking up and looking forward to a visit from Rotherham United. Stranger things have happened. We've news of an old boy which, whilst great for him on a personal level, has seen a new low in social media hashtag use.

First away games on sale to season ticket holders Our new Sky Bet Championship season starts on Saturday when we welcome newly promoted Rotherham United to Griffin Park and The Bees count on your support to build momentum in the early stages of their 2018/19 campaign.

We Meet Again: Rotherham United As the new season gets underway, take a trip back to February 2017 as Jota's hat-trick and one for Nico Yennaris saw off a stubborn Rotherham United at Griffin Park.

Brentford take unusual step of ditching captain and opting for 'leadership group' instead for Championship season Brentford sold their captain John Egan to fellow Championship side Sheffield United this summer. And they secured a fee of £4million from the Blades for the skipper, who had made 67 appearances at Griffin Park. But with Egan out of the picture, Smith decided to mix things up and change the dynamic of the on-field leadership.

Brentford press conference: Every word from Bees boss Dean Smith The Bees manager met the press ahead of the opening game of the Championship season.

Brentford take unusual step of not naming captain for coming season and will instead have a leadership group Brentford sold their captain John Egan this summer to fellow Championship side Sheffield United. And secured a fee of £4m from the Blades for the skipper who had made 67 appearances for Brentford. But with Egan out of the picture, Smith decided to mix things up and not have anyone to step into his shoes and lead the team this season.

Ryan Woods and Nico Yenaris Brentford Transfer Rumour Podcast - Brentford The new season is almost upon us. And the Beesotted crew met up at The Distillers Pub in Hammersmith - in a beach hut in the garden - to discuss all things Brentford. And there was plenty to talk about including the rumoured courting of Ryan Woods by various clubs including Swansea.

CHAMPIONSHIP BLOGGERS 2018/19 SEASON PREDICTIONS PART 1 - Aston Villa thru Norwich Billy Grant caught up with bloggers at all 24 Championship clubs up and down the country to find out their thoughts on their last campaign and how they feel their team will fare this season. Part 1 covers teams Aston Villa through to Leeds. Part 2 covers teams Nottingham Forest to West Brom.

Brentford 18/19 Squad Numbers We kick off the 2018/19 Sky Bet Championship season on Saturday and have now confirmed our squad numbers for the upcoming campaign.

Brentford v Rotherham United preview: Can the Bees get off to a flyer? Rodak, Vaulks, Forde, Palmer, Robertson, Purrington, Vassell, Newell, Smith, Raggett, Jones.

Maupay could miss Brentford's season-opener against Rotherham Maupay returned to training on Thursday after an unspecified injury and boss Dean Smith will make a decision on Friday. Ryan Woods is back involved in the squad after being given time off after admitting feeling stressed at transfer speculation surrounding him.

"We have a style of play that suits the players we have got" The wait for the new season is nearly at an end with our curtain raiser against Rotherham United less than 48 hours away. Ahead of the game, Head Coach Dean Smith spoke to the press about pre-season, the health of the squad, and breaking into the top six.

LIVE Brentford - Rotherham United Championship - 4 August 2018 Championship - Follow the Football match between Brentford and Rotherham United live with Eurosport. The match starts at 15:00 on 4 August 2018. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen. Who will come out on top in the battle of the managers Dean Smith or Paul Warne?

Beerotic Fiction - Departed Brentford Player Special Beesotted's smutty-minded Condorman was inspired to pen some filth to remember some recently departed, or rumoured to be leaving, Bees players. "I recently started to work in the public library in my home town. I'm quite a shy girl at work, but like to let my hair down a bit in the evenings, if you know what I mean.

Be ready for Sheffield Wednesday… Sheffield Wednesday head to Griffin Park on Sunday 19 August to face The Bees for our second home game of the 2018/19 Sky Bet Championship season and Adult Members can get their tickets before anyone else when they go on sale.

Watch: The best of the Family Day On Tuesday, around 500 supporters packed out our annual Family Day with the First-Team players and staff in attendance. There were plenty of activities as well as a chance to get autographs and selfies with the players ahead of the new season!

Fans from all 24 clubs preview the 2018-19 season Aston Villa, Derby and Stoke fans are feeling a lot more positive than their friends at Reading, Leeds, Middlesbrough and Wigan.

Dean Smith updates on Brentford captaincy Ahead of the new Sky Bet Championship season which starts with a game at home to Rotherham United on Saturday, Dean Smith has revealed that Brentford will not name a permanent captain this campaign as he looks to create an environment of leaders rather than followers.

Club experts on how every Championship side will fare this season See what football reporters across the country make of their club's chances in 2018/19.

Giving back: how one Brentford fan was inspired to fundraise for the Trust Tony Griffiths’ daughter was one of the first girls to get involved with the Trust’s girls’ football programme. To ensure other girls could have the same opportunity as her, Tony decided to take part in the Royal Parks Half Marathon – fundraising money for the Trust.

So….who fancies going to Swansea beach and who's staying at home? The last knockings of pre-season. There's just a couple of days to go until things kick of in anger once more for Brentford fans. On pitch, that is, where Saturday sees the visit of Rotherham United to Griffin Park. Off-field it seems to be a case of Swansea this, Swansea that.

Swansea close on £6m deal for Brentford's Woods HITC Sport understands Swansea City are closing in on Brentford midfielder Ryan Woods. Swansea City have made an improved bid for Brentford midfielder Ryan Woods as they look to secure his signature, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Oliver Langford given season opener against Rotherham United Referee: Oliver Langford Assistant Referees: Ian Cooper and Samuel Lewis Fourth Official: Robert Jones Oliver is one of the longest-serving EFL referees, beginning his 12th season on the match officials list.

Join before Saturday We kick off our Sky Bet Championship campaign this weekend when we host Rotherham United. With our league opener on General Sale, seats bought for this match are now unavailable to buy as a Season Ticket. So don’t delay, secure your seat now for best availability.

Watch: Meet the Squad The gates of Griffin Park were thrown open on Tuesday as fans got to meet the squad ahead of the new Sky Bet Championship season. It was a chance for autographs and selfies with familiar faces and some new arrivals as well.

World Cup 2018 EFL quiz: How well do you know the EFL's World Cup stars? The World Cup featured 23 players who are set to start the new season in the English Football League - how well do you know them?

Season Ticket Holder Card Update We’d like to apologise for the delay in getting your Season Ticket Welcome Packs to you ahead of this weekend’s Sky Bet Championship opener against Rotherham United.

Transfer news LIVE: Leeds United show interest in Brentford ace; Aston Villa's Jorge Mendes link up bears fruit The 20-year-old has been targeted by boss Steve Bruce who is desperately trying to bolster his strikeforce ahead of the Championship opener at Hull City on Monday. Villa currently have four forwards out injured so a number of loan options are under consideration.

JeanvierJoins On Monday, Julian Jeanvier became our third signing of the summer transfer window, arriving from French side Stade De Reims for an undisclosed fee. The 26-year-old defender was a key part of Reims title-winning squad last season with his addition going down well on social media.

Watch: Henrik Dalsgaard on his World Cup campaign He made history in the summer, becoming our first-ever contracted player to appear at the FIFA World Cup but now Henrik Dalsgaard is back in west London preparing for the new Sky Bet Championship campaign. Henrik played every minute as The Danes held eventual Champions France along the way before ex.

Family Day Gallery Nearly 500 supporters joined The Bees at Griffin Park on Tuesday 31 July ahead of the Sky Bet Championship kick-off this weekend. It was a great opportunity to meet our new signings Ezri Konsa, Saïd Benrahma, and Julian Jeanvier as well as the rest of the squad.

Brentford hopeful of securing deal to sign 24-year-old talent Brentford are hoping to sign Moses Odubajo on a free transfer, according to The Yorkshire Post. Odubajo has been a free agent since he chose not to extend his ties with Hull City this summer. The 24-year-old has been out injured for the last two years and has been trying to regain his fitness during pre-season while looking for a new club.

BEESLIVE returns on Saturday This Saturday, August 4, sees the return of #BEESLIVE as we take on Rotherham United at Griffin Park. #BEESLIVE was launched towards the end of last season and is presented by SoccerAM’s Stuart Wakeford, a lifelong Bees fan.

Championship predictor: What will final 2018-19 table look like? Frank Lampard's Derby to go up? Stoke to bounce back to the top flight? Predict your final Championship table.

Speculation rife as Swansea City target Ryan Woods absent from Brentford open day with Leeds United interest cooling Speculation continues to rage over Swansea City target Ryan Woods after the Brentford man was absent from an open day at Griffin Park. The Championship outfit tweeted to say the midfielder was away through illness, the reason why he missed the meet-the-players event yesterday.

Championship 2018-19 season preview Big-spending Nottingham Forest will hope they can do a Wolves and lead way but the English second tier remains as unpredictable as ever.