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Romaine Sawyers helps St Kitts and Nevis put ten past Saint Martin Romaine Sawyers played 70 minutes last night as St Kitts and Nevis make it two wins from two in CONCACAF Nations League Qualifying with a thumping victory over Saint Martin.

Leeds United v Brentford penalty debate: Two views on the scourge of the beautiful game Diving, or simulation as it is often referred to, is fast becoming more prevalent in football. Only last week, Leeds United's draw with Brentford was marred by the controversial awarding of a penalty for United's opponents. Here, we get two views on the contentious issue:.

Bristol City news and transfers LIVE: Injury update ahead of Brentford; Josh Brownhill in Championship star players Follow all the latest news from Ashton Gate as it happens.

Community Sports Trust traineeship Have you ever wondered what it is like to work in football? Are you unsure what career path to take? Brentford FC Community Sports Trust is launching a free 12-week traineeship programme at Griffin Park Learning Zone – situated within the heart of Griffin Park.

MOSES ODUBAJO: Let’s kick malaria out It feels amazing to be back with the team at Brentford, there’s nowhere else I’d rather be” reflects Moses Odubajo, who was re-signed by The Bees this summer having come through a testing time with a lengthy knee injury now firmly behind him.

Three B Team players in International Action on Saturday Jaakko Oksanen captained Finland’s Under-19s as they were beaten 3-0 by their Italian counterparts in Tallinn yesterday.

Leeds United chase winger; Brentford chief gives Aston Villa transfer message; Chelsea and Arsenal target signs new deal A round-up of Championship rumours.

Henrik and Kamo play 90 minutes for nations on Saturday Kamohelo Mokotjo played the full 90 minutes, contributing an assist, as South Africa routed Seychelles in their African Cup of Nations Qualifier in Johannesburg on Saturday while Henrik Dalsgaard and Denmark drew in Dublin to remain unbeaten in the Nations League.

Behind the scenes on World Mental Health Day Tuesday proved no ordinary training session for Assistant Head Coach Richard O’Kelly and Brentford winger Sergi Canós. To mark World Mental Health Day, the duo ran a unique football coaching session for adults with mental health problems at Brentford’s training ground.

Smile for the cameras Kevin O'Connor's B Team posed for their annual photocall at Jersey Road earlier this month. Our cameras were there to go behind the scenes with the boys.

Bees backing campaign to encourage smokers to quit for good Brentford are supporting Stoptober - the campaign from Public Health England that encourages and supports smokers across the country to quit smoking for good.

London derby coming up Our first London derby at Griffin Park this season is coming up as we face our city rivals Millwall on Saturday 3 November.

Support your local grassroots club on Non-League Day 2018 There might be no action for The Bees this afternoon but that doesn't mean you can't get your Saturday football fix as Non-League Day returns for a ninth consecutive season.

David Titov plays 90 minutes in Latvia Under-19s victory David Titov was the only Brentford player on international duty on Friday and it was a successful afternoon for the 18-year-old against Greece.

Josh McEachran tattoos fan after Instagram bet When Connor McCabe made a promise on Instagram that he would get a tattoo if Josh McEachran scored this season, he didn't think it would happen so quickly. He also didn't think Josh would be there to put the finishing touches to the tattoo.

'Give him time' - Brentford expert reveals Dean Smith's approach and what Aston Villa can expect We got the lowdown on Aston Villa's new manager from a Brentford expert.

Brentford 'open-minded' on Dean Smith's successor Brentford are "open-minded" about who they appoint to replace departed head coach Dean Smith, who has joined Aston Villa.

Breaking the cycle: Five simple exercises that can help give you a mental boost Football is beginning to talk, footballers are beginning to talk, and it’s is only the beginning. As Brentford fans, we are all enjoying the skill and artistry of this vibrant young team. These are young men at the top of their game and physical prowess, but as with all things in life, nothing is mo.

B Team trio get International minutes Three Brentford B players were in action for their national teams this week; Luka Racic, Jan Zamburek and Simon Andersson. Two other players are on duty with their squads in Kolbeinn Finnsson and Mads Bech Sorensen but neither were used in yesterday's games.

Support Moses’s work with Malaria No More Next week, we face Bristol City at Griffin Park and we’ll be raising funds for Malaria No More UK, a charity close to the heart of defender Moses Odubajo, who lost his Mum to malaria when he was just 13 years old. Malaria is preventable and treatable yet it remains a huge killer, especially of young.

Plan your Christmas party at Griffin Park Lost for ideas where to hold your Christmas party? Why not join us in the Legends Lounge for something a little different on matchday. You can enjoy a three-course meal and a welcome drink before watching the game from some of the best seats in the house.

Football Stars Join Forces To Tackle The Silence Around Mental Health In Football Wednesday saw stars of EFL Clubs turn heads at King’s Cross on World Mental Health Day, as part of a live exhibit highlighting the role football can play in tackling mental health problems.

Manchester United legend linked with Brentford job - who could be in the dugout when Bristol City face the Bees? Luton Town manager Nathan Jones is priced at 16/1, as is Manchester United legend Ole Gunnar Solksjear, who has been at Molde since 2015 following an unsuccessful spell at Cardiff City. Sam Allardyce and Steve Bruce are also included in the betting at 16/1.

Watch last night's Fans Forum and New Stadium Consultation Group meeting in full Last night's event at Griffin Park saw fans question key club figures, including co-Directors of Football Phil Giles and Rasmus Ankersen, Chief Executive Mark Devlin, and Chairman Cliff Crown, on a range of on and off field issues. You can watch the full evening, as live, below.

Mark Cooper dismisses reports linking him to Brentford Mark Cooper has poured cold water on speculation linking him to Championship outfit Brentford. The Bees are reportedly considering the Rovers boss after Dean Smith left for Aston Villa. Cooper insists he hasn't been approached but admitted it's flattering to be linked with the role.

Brentford search for new manager begins 'from scratch' Brentford's search for a new manager is almost like "starting from scratch" according to co-director of football Phil Giles. Smith left to take charge of Aston Villa on Wednesday, leaving the Bees in need of a new boss.

Why Villa aren't planning to raid Brentford for their star players Many fans will fear a January raid for Brentford's star men, but the evidence suggests that the Bees might dodge a bullet.

Hearty updates from the club top table as head coach news is absorbed. With the shockwaves of Dean Smith's departure from Brentford for Aston Villa still reverberating around Griffin Park, the timing was ideal for Thursday night's 'Fan Forum'. Sitting at the top table were chief executive Mark Devlin and Chairman Cliff Crown alongside co-directors of football Phil Giles and Rasmus Ankersen.

Brentford's Mark Devlin has message for Dean Smith after Aston Villa move Aston Villa have appointed former Brentford boss Dean Smith as their new manager. Brentford Chief Executive Mark Devlin has taken to social networking site Twitter to send a message to new Aston Villa manager Dean Smith.

Ezri Konsa nets first England goal in qualifying rout It was a dream night for Ezri Konsa and England’s Under-21s as Aidy Boothroyd’s side secured their place at next summer’s European Championships in Italy with a 7-0 victory over Andorra at Chesterfield’s Proact Stadium.

Dean Smith is Off to Villa. So Who's Next? International Window Podcast Dean Smith packed his bags and headed off to Aston Villa to take over the manager's role there - supported by John Terry and Richard O'Kelly. The Beesotted crew of Billy Grant, Dave Lane, Liberal Nick, Robin Hood and Matt The Allard met in the Virtual Joint bar to discuss Dean Smith leaving Brentford and asked… what's next for The Bees?

Brentford 'starting from scratch' to replace Dean Smith Brentford are almost "starting from scratch" in their search for Dean Smith's successor, according to co-director of football Phil Giles. Smith left to take charge of Aston Villa on Wednesday, leaving the Bees in need of a new boss.

Brentford aiming to secure naming rights sponsor for new stadium Brentford are in the market to find a naming rights sponsor for their new stadium, chairman Cliff Crown has confirmed. The club will leave Griffin Park, Brentford's home since 1904, in 2020 as they move into a new Premier League-ready, 20,000-capacity stadium next to Kew Bridge station.

Dean Smith's Departure Could Be The Kick Up The @rse Brentford Needs There is no doubting that Dean Smith took Brentford to another level - steadying a previously rocky ship. However, Billy Grant believes there is an argument to say Smith's move to Villa could be the opportunity for Brentford to move up to yet another level.

Brentford almost 'starting from scratch' in their hunt for new manager Smith left to take charge of Aston Villa on Wednesday, leaving the Bees in need of a new boss. Speaking at a fans' forum on Thursday, Giles said the club do not yet have a detailed plan in place but he is hopeful progress can be made in the coming days.

Rangers legend stunned over Aston Villa decision; Brentford favourite plays down manager speculation; Former Manchester United star speaks on Leeds Un Here is the latest Championship transfer gossip. Birmingham Live report that one talkSPORT pundit was left utterly gobsmacked after Aston Villa appointed Dean Smith. The 47-year-old has left Brentford after three years in charge to become Steve Bruce's replacement after Bruce was sacked last week.

Brentford 'more or less starting from scratch' in new manager search Brentford are almost 'starting from scratch' in their search for Dean Smith's successor, according toco-director of football Phil Giles.

Brentford to appoint new manager next week with Championship experience not a priority Brentford are expecting to appoint a permanent replacement for departed Dean Smith next week, but will not prioritise experience of the Championship in their search for recruitment.

'We're starting from scratch' - Bees chief reveals plans to replace Dean Smith Speaking at the fans' forum, Sporting Director Phil Giles said that finding Smith's replacement would be 'an interesting process'.

'It's his childhood club and it was a big opportunity for him' Brentford's Sporting Director was speaking at an eventful fans' forum event on Thursday night.

Brentford consider Forest Green boss Cooper HITC Sport understands Forest Green boss under consideration for Brentford job. Forest Green boss Mark Cooper is in the frame for the vacant manager's job at Brentford, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Watch: Training at Jersey Road Thomas Frank led the final Training Session ahead of the international weekend at Jersey Road this lunchtime. Despite the fact that there is no game for The Bees this weekend, that didn't mean it was an easy day for the squad.

Lincoln City manager Danny Cowley responds to speculation linking him with Brentford job Danny Cowley insists he is focused on getting the right result against Port Vale this Saturday amid speculation linking him with the Brentford job. The charismatic Imps boss is one of the bookies' favourites to make the move to Griffin Park after Dean Smith was announced as Aston Villa boss today.

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Fans Consultation Group and Fans Forum takes place tonight The last meeting of the new stadium fans consultation group will be held tonight as part of a Fans’ Forum. Brentford supporters will have their chance to question some of the Club’s key figures at an event today, Thursday 11 October, in The Hive.

EFL visit World Mental Health Day event at Jersey Road To mark World Mental Health Day, Richard O'Kelly and Sergi Canos ran a unique football coaching session for adults with mental health problems at Brentford’s training ground on Tuesday. In attendance were players from the Hounslow Hawks FC, run by the Brentford FC Community Sports Trust and West Lon.

Gallery: First-Team train ahead of international weekend The First-Team squad trained at Jersey Road this morning ahead of the international weekend. Thomas Frank took the session, putting the boys through their paces, in the warm Autumn sunshine.

Loan Round-Up: Jack Bonham keeps Yeovil at bay in Checkatrade Trophy win Jack Bonham's stock continues to rise after he kept a clean sheet on Tuesday night as Bristol Rovers beat Yeovil Town 2-0 in the Checkatrade Trophy.

Bees to look at Smith staff for new head coach Dean Smith's assistant Thomas Frank is said to be one of the names under consideration to become Brentford's new head coach.

A look at how these former Bees managers have fared since leaving Griffin Park Following Dean Smith's move to Villa, we take a look at what happened to previous Brentford bosses from the Benham era.

Champions League winning manager has odds slashed on becoming Brentford boss after Dean Smith joins Aston Villa The 47-year-old has left Brentford after three years in charge to become Steve Bruce's replacement after Bruce was sacked last week. John Terry has been appointed as Smith's assistant and Jesus Garcia Pitarch has been installed as the club's new sporting director.

Brentford's project was always bigger than Dean Smith and the future remains bright without him If they do give him the job, it ensures a seamless transition between head coaches, something that could give them the edge in their promotion battle. Brentford's philosophy - not Smith's style. There have been a lot of plaudits for the style of football Brentford have played this season and in the past.

Brentford assistant Thomas Frank in frame to replace Dean Smith at Griffin Park Thomas Frank is being considered as Dean Smith's replacement at Griffin Park. Smith was appointed Aston Villa head coach on Wednesday, with former Chelsea captain John Terry working alongside him as his assistant at Villa Park.

Members first for Boro, United and Swansea As well as tickets for our games against Bristol City and Millwall*, Club Members are now able to purchase tickets for our matches against Middlesbrough, Sheffield United and Swansea. Tickets for these three fixtures will then be available to Season Ticket Holders and all Brentford fans*.

QPR v Brentford: Members pre-sale TICKETS for QPR's match against Brentford at Loftus Road are now on sale to Season Ticket Holders and Hoops Members. Sky Bet Championship Saturday, 10th November 2018 - kick-off 3:00 pm GMT.

Leeds United fans mock Brentford over Dean Smith departure Leeds fans comments on Dean Smith's Brentford exit. Leeds United fans and players were left feeling bitter after the weekend draw with Brentford. The Whites conceded after a contentious penalty, and had Luke Ayling sent off in injury time.

Next Brentford manager odds after Dean Smith leaves for Aston Villa Thomas Franks emerges as odds-on favourite at Griffin Park.

Who is Thomas Frank? The man who is ready-man for the Brentford job Brentford are on the lookout for a new head coach - we've profiled the favourite for the job at Griffin Park.

Jaakko Oksanen captains Finland Under-19s to draw with Denmark The first of the international action for Brentford players took place in Estonia yesterday as Jaakko Oksanen led Finland to a 0-0 draw with Denmark in their opening Under-19 European Championship qualifier.

Following a day of massive news, a 'special guest' reflects on the most important story of all. The tumbleweed of International break had been in full effect and then suddenly Griffin Park exploded into life like a Leeds United fan taking to social media. There was Brentford news everywhere.

Frank to be considered for Brentford job Thomas Frank is under consideration to become Brentford head coach following Dean Smith's departure for Aston Villa. The Dane has previously been in charge of Brondby, twice making Europa League qualifiers, as well as the Denmark's Under-16, Under-17 and Under-19 sides.

Fans and pundits assess Dean Smith's time at Brentford The former Brentford boss arrives in Birmingham as a highly-rated successor to Steve Bruce.

Dean Smith Leaves Brentford - Brentford Bees head coach, Dean Smith, has announced this evening that he will be leaving Brentford to take up the vacant Aston Villa job, with John Terry becoming his number two at Villa Park.

Dean Smith appointed Aston Villa manager with John Terry as assistant Dean Smith has emerged as the new frontrunner to take charge at Aston Villa, with the Midlands club considering making an official approach to Brentford.

Brentford explain how the coaching team will react to Smith's exit The Bees will begin their search for a successor soon and in the short-term others will take on the responsibility of leading the team.

Dean Smith goes from Brentford hero to Villan. Dean Smith has tonight left Brentford to take over as head coach at Aston Villa. John Terry is confirmed as number two. It is a move that has been widely rumoured since the Villa Park club sacked Steve Bruce and one which, as has been well documented in the build-up, now sees Dean given the chance to take over at his boyhood club.

Dean Smith, John Terry arrive at Aston Villa Aston Villa have announced that Dean Smith has left Brentford to become the new manager of the Championship club. Thierry Henry and Rui Faria had both been in the running to replace Steve Bruce - who was sacked last week - but the pair both opted against entering the race to take on the main role in the Villa Park dugout.

Aston Villa appoint Dean Smith as head coach with John Terry his number two Smith, a lifelong Villa fan, leaves Brentford, while Terry moves into coaching having just announced his retirement as a player. Jesus Garcia Pitarch has also been appointed as sporting director.

'No surprise, they are his club' - Brentford fans react to Dean Smith's appointment at Aston Villa "It's like Pep Guardiola wanting to manage Brighton?" Sam Marshall, who worked with Smith at Brentford, said: 'Humble, honest and approachable - a dream to work with since my arrival last summer.' Dean Smith has been appointed as the new Aston Villa boss.

Dean Smith: Aston Villa appoint new head coach with John Terry as assistant Aston Villa appoint Dean Smith as their new head coach, with former Chelsea defender John Terry as his assistant.

Dean Smith leaves Brentford to join Aston Villa Brentford Football Club Head Coach Dean Smith has left to take up the same position at Aston Villa. Dean has been at Griffin Park since November 2015 and leaves just a few weeks short of his third anniversary with The Bees.

Wales defender Chris Mepham sleeping soundly ahead of Spain clash The 20-year-old’s club Brentford have been monitoring their squad’s sleeping patterns.

Aston Villa's first words on Dean Smith as he leaves Brentford for the Villains He leaves Brentford in an excellent position but would not be the first key figure to move on from the Bees without derailing their progress.

Brentford boss Dean Smith given clear run for Aston Villa job? A report claims that Dean Smith is the clear frontrunner to succeed Steve Bruce as Aston Villa manager as Thierry Henry and Rui Faria are not interested in the job.

Three players Brentford's Dean Smith could try to sign for Aston Villa - including Queens Park Rangers man Brentford and Queens Park Rangers may be wary of Aston Villa's apparent interest in Smith. Brentford's Dean Smith is the latest frontrunner to be Aston Villa's next manager, according to Birmingham Live. A West Bromwich-born Aston Villa supporter, Smith has impressed in spells at Walsall and Brentford.

Everything Dean Smith has said about links with a move to Aston Villa The Brentford boss has been a fan of the Villains from an early age and recalls his favourite Villa Park memories.

The Kick It OutCast There’s a million football podcasts out there, but none quite like this. The Kick It Outcast is the first and official podcast of Kick It Out.

Kamohelo Mokotjo hits 50 games as a Bee Kamohelo Mokotjo made his 50th Brentford appearance against Leeds United on Saturday, three months and a year after he made his debut against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane. Here we've put together a his goals from Sunderland and Southend United as part of #Kamo50.

Watch: Behind the Scenes of the First Team photo shoot The First Team photo was taken last week and the Club invited partners to have their picture taken with the players and staff. The pictures will be released shortly but have a look at how the morning went.

World Mental Health Day: Professional coaching for Hounslow Hawks team at Brentford’s training ground Yesterday proved no ordinary training session for Assistant Head Coach Richard O’Kelly and Brentford winger Sergi Canós. To mark World Mental Health Day, the duo ran a unique football coaching session for adults with mental health problems at Brentford’s training ground.

Home game with Middlesbrough chosen for live TV coverage The latest EFL selections have been announced for live coverage on Sky Sports, with ten fixtures across the Sky Bet Championship and Sky Bet League One chosen.

Why Dean Smith's romantic move to Aston Villa could be deeply flawed The Brentford head coach and Villa have a long history - but Smith's real romantic story might come with the Bees instead.

'They are his club' - Brentford fans react to Dean Smith and Aston Villa speculation If it gets to the stage where Smith is offered the job, he must then weigh up whether he wants to work alongside Terry, who retired over the weekend after leaving Villa in the summer. Brentford fans have reacted on social media - and here's what they had to say.

Who is Dean Smith? The Aston Villa supporting Brentford boss whose granddad was a Villa Park steward BirminghamLive understands that Smith has now been sounded out and is now very much a front-runner. Read the latest updates in our liveblog. Terry has also told friends that he will be returning to Villa in some capacity, almost certainly as the No.2 behind a new manager.

Dean Smith leaves Brentford to take Aston Villa job - with Terry as assistant Aston Villa confirmed the appointment of Dean Smith as their new head coach last night, with John Terry joining him as assistant, to end a difficult search for a replacement for Steve Bruce.

Brentford manager Smith now favourite for Villa job Aston Villa are ready to approach Brentford about speaking to Dean Smith about the vacant managerial role with John Terry earmarked to be offered the role of assistant.

Brentford trip and Aston Villa at home the latest Middlesbrough games selected for TV The two new dates mean Boro will be live on the box on successive Saturdays and in five of the next eight games.

Aston Villa manager: Brentford boss Dean Smith given clear run after Rui Faria rules himself out of the running Faria was in the frame to succeed Steve Bruce at Villa Park but has turned down the opportunity for his first managerial post. After leaving Manchester United last season as Jose Mourinho's assistant he has looked for the right opportunity to return.

No ban for Brentford's Sergi Canos after panel clears winger of 'headbutt' on Leeds United's Gjanni Alioski Brentford winger Sergi Canos has escaped punishment over an alleged headbutt aimed at Leeds United's Gjanni Alioski in Saturday's 1-1 draw at Elland Road. Canos was cleared of wrongdoing and will avoid a suspension after a Football Association panel failed to unanimously agree on whether his clash with Alioski constituted a disciplinary offence.

Leeds United news and transfers RECAP: The FA continues to assess Brentford draw for disciplinary action Determination, drive and dedication made James Milner stand out as a footballer ahead of his time, even as a 16-year-old at Leeds United. Paul Robinson, a team-mate of Milner's during their Elland Road days, has revealed more of what the current Liverpool man was like coming through the ranks in West Yorkshire.

How Uefa's plans for a third European competition could affect the London clubs Plans to introduce a third competition just needs to be rubber stamped.

'I felt like giving up' - Brentford's Moses Odubajo reflects on 'tough' injury spell "There were times where I felt like giving up. I think if I said there weren't dark times I'd be lying," Odubajo told Independent. "Luckily I had a lot of good people around me at the time. When I was striving in the gym, and everyone was outside, the lads would come in, gee me up and ask how things are.

Stephen Hunt Interview. Leeds United Revisited. Beesotted LoveSport Radio Show It was calm after after the Leeds United moan-fest storm. The Beesotted crew - Billy Grant, Dave Lane and Gary Paul - hooked up with Aaron at LoveSport radio studios to discuss the Leeds match plus more. As for that penalty… was it a penalty? We're Brentford's changes effective?

Bees head away on international duty It may be two weeks before Brentford are next back in Sky Bet Championship action, but it will not be a quiet period as many of the squad head off on international duty. While the hard work will be ongoing in West London 13 Brentford players are away representing their countries.

Trust recruiting more volunteers at event tomorrow Have you ever wondered whether there was a way to make a difference in the local community? Are you looking to give something back and have some free time? Why not become a volunteer at our Trust and make a difference in the name of Brentford FC Back in 2010, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust laun.

Matchday in a minute: Leeds United vs Brentford A goal for either side, a penalty, another red card and a Neal Maupay makes it 10 in 10 this season. Relive Saturday's game in 60 seconds.

Brentford hoping to play final season at Griffin Park if they are promoted to Premier League Brentford hope the Premier League will give them special dispensation to play at Griffin Park next season if they are promoted. The club's current home does not meet top-flight requirements, but 2019-20 will be Brentford's final season there before they move to a new stadium at Lionel Road.

David Titov called up by Latvia Under-19s for Greece games Brentford B winger David Titov has been called up to the Latvia Under-19 squad for this international week. The squad will take part in a training camp, as well as play two friendlies with Greece U19.

Preston North End and Norwich City tickets available now After The Bees host Bristol City at Griffin Park on Saturday 20 October, we are back on the road for our next two Championship games when we travel to Norwich City and Preston North End. Tickets are now available for Season Ticket Holders to purchase.

Tough start continues for Brentford Womens FC It was another pointless afternoon for Brentford Women’s FC as both teams suffered defeats in the Greater London Women’s Football League on Sunday.

Morning Leeds-in for 8 October: Will Sergi Canos and Brentford hear from the FA today? Will Brentford hear from the FA today? One would certainly hope so. On to the links. Leeds United Links. Three things we learned from the win over Hull City. Recap of the draw against Brentford. Jack rated the players. England and English Football Links.

Kolbeinn Finnsson gets Iceland Under-21 call-up Kolbeinn Finnsson has been called up to Iceland's Under-21 side for the first time. They are in action this week against Northern Ireland and Spain.

Leeds - Brentford Moan Fest - Brentford Well I never, I don't think I've ever come across such a bunch of moaning football fans as those of Leeds United on Saturday.

Social Snapshot: Leeds United Dean Smith's Bees picked up another point on the road after a 1-1 draw in front of the Sky Sports Cameras at Leeds United on Saturday. Neal Maupay's penalty put us ahead just after the hour but an 88th minute Pontus Jansson header grabbed a share of the spoils for the home side.

Leeds penalty complaints and Brentford's plan B - Talking points from the game at Elland Road Kamohelo Mokotjo and Luke Daniels were also in the news on Saturday.

Brentford star’s reveals summer goal, signed for club because they knew him ‘off by heart’ Currently having the time of his life at Brentford, Neal Maupay is, as things stand, the Championship's top scorer with 10 goals in his first 10 games of the season.

EFL essential stats: Sheffield United's points haul, Leeds and Brentford's battle 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. Sheffield United ended the weekend top of the pile in the Championship after recording their eighth win in 10 games since mid-August.

Oksanen in action for Finland in tournament this week Jaakko Oksanen is off to Estonia this week as Finland's Under-19s compete in the opening round of European Championship qualification.

Dean Ashton slams Ollie Watkins controversy in Leeds, Brentford clash Leeds United drew 1-1 with Brentford in Saturday's Championship clash at Elland Road with Neal Maupay and Pontus Jansson on the score-sheet. Ollie Watkins certainly sparked plenty of debate on Saturday lunchtime. Quite simply, was it or was it not a penalty?

Former Premier League referee backs Brentford penalty decision against Leeds United Former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher has backed Jeremy Simpson by claiming the official was right to award a penalty in Leeds United's 1-1 draw with Brentford. Simpson came in for criticism after penalising Leeds goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell for a challenge on Ollie Watkins in the 62nd minute at Elland Road on Saturday.

Ezri Konsa: "I feel like I am adjusting well" Ezri Konsa feels that his partnership with Chris Mepham is coming along nicely as the defender settles into life with Brentford in the Sky Bet Championship. The 20-year-old was speaking after Saturday's 1-1 draw with Leeds United at Elland Road which left The Bees seventh in the table heading into t.

Dermot Gallagher: 'Brentford deserved penalty against Leeds United' Former Premier League official Dermot Gallagher has backed the referee's decision to award Brentford a penalty against Leeds United.

Loan Round-Up: Difficult weekend for Bees out on loan It was a tough weekend for our seven players out on loan as they had just one win to show for their efforts on Saturday.

Help Neal win Bristol Street Motors PFA Player of the Month award for September The Sky Bet Championship's top scorer followed up his five goals in August with another four in September as he once again appears on the six-man shortlist for the Bristol Street Motors PFA Player of the Month award.

Championship top scorer wanted in Yorkshire Huddersfield Town reportedly want to sign Brentford striker Neal Maupay in January but any deal could cost £10million.

Brentford's Moses Odubajo reflects on 'dark times' during two-year injury spell "There were times where I felt like giving up." It's been a long journey for Moses Odubajo. The last time he started a league game was in the Championship play-off final in 2016, which saw Hull City clinch promotion. After tearing a knee ligament, his recovery was then cut short by a fractured kneecap just a few months later.

Maupay move mooted as Wagner wants goal machine Huddersfield reportedly want to sign Brentford striker Neal Maupay in January but any deal could cost them up to £10million.

Huddersfield Boss David Wagner Identifies Brentford Star as Top January Transfer Target Huddersfield Town target Neal Maupay. Huddersfield struggling for goals this term.

Best of Sergi Canos' First 100 games Sergi Canos made his 100th appearance for Brentford last weekend during our 2-2 draw at home to Reading. The winger has 15 goals to his name during his time with us so take a look at some of his best moments so far.

Josh Dasilva: "It was good to get my first 45 minutes" Josh Dasilva made his first appearance in red and white as he played 45 minutes for Brentford B last Wednesday. The midfielder arrived in August on a four-year deal, after leaving Arsenal in the summer, and played his first minutes for the club against QPR last week.

Oktoberfest comes to Griffin Park The world's largest annual folk festival, Oktoberfest, came to Griffin Park last Tuesday as we hosted Birmingham City under the lights. There was music from a traditional Oompah band plus German beers and food on sale as we got into the festival spirit.

Kamohelo Mokotjo selected by South Africa for Cup of Nations qualifiers Kamohelo Mokotjo has been selected in the South Africa squad for an African Cup of Nations qualifying double header against Seychelles next week.

Match Highlights: Leeds United vs Brentford Dean Smith's Bees retained a spot in the Sky Bet Championship top six after a 1-1 draw at Leeds United on Saturday lunchtime. Neal Maupay's tenth of the season had us ahead on the hour but Pontus Jansson headed home an 88th minute equaliser to rescue a point for the home side.

Leeds 1 Brentford 1 - post-match podcast from the pub Brentford went ahead at Elland Road with a Neal Maupay penalty but were unable to hold on as Leeds equalised with a lofted header from Pontus Jansson. We spoke to #lufc and #brentfordfc fans in the pub after the match. Subscribe to podcasts on iTunes and stitcher.

Sawyers heading off to join up with St Kitts and Nevis Brentford midfield player Romaine Sawyers will be linking up with St Kitts and Nevis for another match next week. 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.

Club seeking Ticketing Executive A great new opportunity has arisen for a bright, hardworking individual to join the Brentford FC Ticketing Team.

Report: Bournemouth plot new bid for Brentford's Chris Mepham Bournemouth have been linked with Brentford's Chris Mepham. According to The Sun, Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe will make a fresh January bid for Brentford's Chris Mepham, after failing to sign the defender in £10 million summer swoop.

Was this the game that had everything? Fans and players nail it on Twitter as Bees hold Leeds. Where do you even start with the one? Well, the result obviously. Leeds United 1 Brentford 1. Yet this was surely the consummate example of that old cliché that the result doesn't even begin to tell half the story of a blood and thunder league game that was a quite wonderful example of Championship football.

David Wagner is plotting £10million swoop for Championship top scorer and Brentford ace Neal Maupay Huddersfield need a goalscorer if they are going to remain in the Prem.

WATCH: Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa speaks to the media following Brentford draw Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa speaks to the media following Saturday's 1-1 draw with Brentford at Elland Road.

Dean 'disappointed but proud' after draw at Leeds United An 88th minute header from Pontus Jansson denied Brentford all three points at Leeds United this lunchtime. After a goalless first-half, Neal Maupay fired home his tenth of the season from the penalty spot after a foul on Ollie Watkins. However, just as The Bees looked set to record a first away win.

Kamohelo Mokotjo talks Leeds draw after MOTM performance Kamohelo Mokotjo was awarded Man of the Match after his performance in Brentford's 1-1 draw with Leeds United on Saturday afternoon. The South African international gave us his opinion on the game, the importance of Neal Maupay and a chance to continue his run of form with Bafana Bafana.

Leeds United 1 Brentford 1: Phil Hay's player ratings Leeds United earned a late point through Pontus Jansson on Saturday evening with a 1-1 draw at Elland Road in the Championship.

Dean Smith proud of Brentford's battling point at high-flying Leeds Brentford boss Dean Smith was proud of his players' endeavour despite them surrendering a late lead to draw 1-1 away at Sky Bet Championship high-flyers Leeds.

Leeds United 1 Brentford 1: Jansson levels late for Whites AN 88TH-MINUTE header from Pontus Jansson rescued a point for Leeds United - on an afternoon of controversy at Elland Road.

Leeds star launches foul-mouthed tirade at the referee after Brentford draw Defender was the hero, but he was not happy after the final whistle.

Pontus Jansson nets late equaliser for Leeds Pontus Jansson headed in an 88th-minute equaliser to earn Championship leaders Leeds a 1-1 draw with Brentford at Elland Road.

Pontus Jansson rescues Leeds with late equaliser against Brentford Leeds United saved a home point when Pontus Jansson scored with two minutes to go in a 1-1 draw with Brentford.

Result: Pontus Jansson nets late equaliser for Leeds Neal Maupay continued his fine scoring form for Brentford.

Brentford player ratings from the draw away at Leeds United Here's how Tom Storer rated the players at Elland Road.

Leeds 1-1 Brentford: Pontus Jansson earns late point for Marcelo Bielsa's side Sky Bet Championship match Leeds vs Brentford. Preview and stats followed by live commentary, video highlights and match report.

Leeds United 1 Brentford 1 Brentford were denied a win at Sky Bet Championship leaders Leeds United by a late goal from central defender Pontus Jansson. The Bees looked set for a first away win of their league season as they led with two minutes remaining thanks to a Neal Maupay penalty.

Leeds United v Brentford: Championship – live! Minute-by-minute report: Marcelo Bielsa’s league leaders take on Dean Smith’s sixth-placed side in the early kick-off. Join James Piercy for the latest.

Live commentary At first glance it looked like Peacock-Farrell had taken out Watkins there, but replays suggest that the Brentford forward may have been going over before any contact. Tough one for the referee. Leeds give the ball away again and Maupay feeds Watkins.

Odubajo, Yennaris, Mokotjo, and Watkins come in for visit to Leeds Brentford: Daniels; Dalsgaard, Mepham, Konsa, Odubajo; Mokotjo; Canos, Yennaris, Sawyers, Watkins; Maupay Subs: Bentley, Macleod, McEachran, Judge, Benrahma, Jeanvier, Barbet Leeds United: Bailey-Peacock; Ayling, Cooper, Jansson, Dallas; Klich, Phillips, Alioski; Harrison, Saiz, Roberts Subs: Blackm.

Leeds vs Brentford team news: Ollie Watkins returns, Kamohelo Mokotjo makes first league start Dean Smith has bolstered his midfield by selecting Kamohelo Mokotjo and Nico Yennaris in place of Lewis Macleod and Josh McEachran, while Moses Odubajo makes his first league start since returning to the club.

Aston Villa fans DESPERATE to see Brentford boss Dean Smith succeed Steve Bruce DEAN SMITH has been demanded by Aston Villa supporters to take…

LIVE BLOG: Leeds United vs Brentford Follow all the latest from Elland Road with the YEP's live blog as Leeds United take on Brentford in the Championship.

Leeds United v Brentford: Matchday Thread and How to Watch the Championship Online Leeds United take on Brentford today at Elland Road with top of the table on the line for Leeds and a place in the playoff places for the West London club.

Sporting Life Betting Preview The Sky Bet Championship continues to provide thrills, shocks and entertainment as we reach the 12-game mark of the season.

Leeds United v Brentford: Dallas is happy to shoulder pressure at Elland Road WHEN Stuart Dallas swapped Griffin Park for Elland Road during the summer of 2015, his career path pointed to someone in a hurry. Just five years earlier, he had combined a nine-to-five life as a joiner on just £70 per week with playing semi-pro football for minnows Coagh United in his native Northern Ireland.

We Meet Again: Leeds United Ahead of tomorrow's trip to Elland Road, take a look back at last November's meeting between the two sides as The Bees cruised past The Whites at Griffin Park in front of the Sky Sports Cameras.

Betting Preview: Leeds United vs Brentford The Bees head to Elland Road to take on Leeds United tomorrow lunchtime. Ahead of the game, principle partners Leo Vegas Sport UK took a look at the weekend's match markets.

Josh McEachran: Leeds United trip will be clash of 'great footballing' sides that Brentford relish Brentford are eager for the chance to rectify their away form against Leeds United on Saturday, claims Josh McEachran. The midfielder hinted that the West London side won't be holding back on their trip to Elland Road in a battle between "two great footballing teams" that was selected for the televised early kick-off.

Brentford B 3-2 QPR U23s Watch the highlights as Brentford B claim a dramatic 3-2 victory over Queens Park Rangers U23s on Wednesday 3 October. Joe Hardy netted a brace either side of a wonderful strike by Kolbeinn Finnsson.

Jeremy Simpson handed tomorrow's trip to Elland Road Referee: Jeremy Simpson Assistant Referees: Shaun Hudson and Nigel Lugg Fourth Official: Andrew Madley Lancashire-based referee Jeremy Simpson will take charge of tomorrow's trip to Leeds United.

A special day for mascot Woody When Ezri Konsa led Brentford out on to the pitch for their Sky Bet Championship game against Reading on Saturday, he was making a dream come true for the young man next to him.

Fan's Eye View - Leeds' Brentford Match Injury Woes Won't Stop Bielsa's Men Marching Leeds and Brentford were billed early in the season as the teams to watch - with their high intensity passing game and flair football. A couple of months into the season, Leeds are riding high in The Championship whereas Brentford are 6thafter an indifferent set of matches over the past few weeks.

EFL Action for four Bees in midweek With a full round of EFL action on Tuesday and Wednesday night, it was another busy few days for The Bees currently away from the club.

Match Preview: Leeds United The Bees come into this game on the back of a pair of draws with Birmingham City and Reading in the Sky Bet Championship. The red and white stripes head north for this weekend's game looking for a first win in five.

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

Ellery Balcombe heading off with Young Lions next week Ellery Balcombe has become the latest Brentford player to receive an international call-up after being selected for the England Under-20s.

Jaakko Oksanen on positive derby day result Finland youth international Jaakko Oksanen spoke to us after playing just over an hour in Brentford B's 3-2 win over local rivals Queens Park Rangers Under-23s on Wednesday 3 October.

Boyhood Aston Villa fan Dean Smith insists he won't leave Brentford to replace sacked Steve Bruce Brentford manager Dean Smith says he has "no plans" to leave despite being linked with the Aston Villa job following the sacking of Steve Bruce. Smith, a boyhood Villa fan, signed a new two-year contract in the summer and is targeting promotion to the Premier League with Brentford.

Ezri Konsa selected for England Under-21s Ezri Konsa and England's Under-21s need just one point from their final two qualifiers to book their spot at next summer's European Championships in Italy and San Marino.

Brentford away sold out City will be backed by a sold out away end at Brentford's Griffin Park later this month.

Hot Off The Press: Leeds United With 11 games of the season already behind us, Leeds have been the team to beat and sit top of the Championship. You must have been thoroughly impressed with what the club has achieved in the first two months of the season?

Leeds United v Brentford: Match Preview, TV Schedule, and How to Watch the Championship Online Match: Leeds United v Brentford. Date: 6 October 2018. Time: 12.30 PM BST, 7:30 AM EDT, 8.30 AM ART. Venue: Elland Road, Leeds. Television: Sky Sports Football in the UK and Ireland, beIN Sports 2 HD in the Middle East and Australia, Viasport 2 in Norway, and TV3 Sport HD in Sweden.

Neal Maupay beaten to Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month prize Four goals in as many games wasn't enough to win Neal Maupay the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month award for September. The Bees striker was nominated for the second tier's main prize but saw the trophy go to West Bromwich Albion striker Dwight Gayle after he struck five times during Septembe.

The Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs stars who can fix England's playmaker issue A look at which players can solve England's playmaker issue in the near future.

Aston Villa next manager: Brentford boss Dean Smith delivers verdict on his future DEAN SMITH says he has no plans to ditch Brentford for Aston Villa.

WATCH: Romaine Sawyers' century in red and white Romaine Sawyers notched up his 100th appearance for The Bees on Saturday against Reading. His time with us so far has produced eight goals, 13 assists, and plenty of sublime moments.

Win a signed Brentford edition FIFA 19 Junior Members and Junior Season Ticket Holders have an exclusive chance to win a copy of FIFA 19 in our latest competition out now.

Leeds predicted lineup vs Brentford: Pearce replaces Douglas Leeds United will hope to move three points clear at the top of the Championship on Saturday. Leeds have the opportunity to secure top spot in the Championship heading into the international break before most of their rivals kick off on Saturday as they host Brentford at lunchtime at Elland Road.

Aston Villa: Could Paulo Fonseca, Thierry Henry or Dean Smith replace Steve Bruce? Who should Aston Villa turn to next after sacking Steve Bruce, the manager with the most promotions to the Premier League?

Hoodies and ZNE Jackets available now It’s autumn and we have recently received new 2018/19 Training Wear items to make sure you can follow The Bees no matter the weather, including hoodies and training jackets.

Injured Barry Douglas missing for Leeds Leeds will be without defender Barry Douglas for their home game against Brentford.

Birmingham launch appeal against Maikel Kieftenbeld red card Birmingham have appealed against the red card shown to midfielder Maikel Kieftenbeld during the 1-1 draw at Brentford on Tuesday.

WATCH: Dean Smith's pre-Leeds United briefing Dean Smith sat down with the media this afternoon ahead of our trip to top-of-the-table Leeds United at Elland Road. The Bees boss spoke about Saturday's game, speculation surrounding his future, and what can be done to stop teams slowing matches down.

Leeds United v Brentford Pre-Match Podcast From the Virtual Pub The Beesotted crew of Billy TheBee Grant, Dave Laney Lane and Gary Paul met up in the virtual joint to discuss the Birmingham Match. Dean Smith being favourite with the bookies to get the Aston Villa job. And we look forward to the Leeds match - touching based with Andrew aka LUFC Stats.

WATCH: Leeds United's Stuart Dallas speaks to the media ahead of Brentford clash Leeds United winger Stuart Dallas meets the media ahead of Saturday's Championship clash with Brentford at Elland Road.

Dean Smith responds to speculation linking him with managerial job at Villa Steve Bruce was sackedafter Villa opened the season with just three wins.

Watch The Bees in style this November With Hospitality Tickets at Griffin Park sold out for our next game against Bristol City, why not book your places in our Legends Lounge for our game against Millwall, Middlesbrough and Sheffield United.

Leeds defender Barry Douglas ruled out of action with a hamstring injury Douglas will miss clash with Brentford but could return after the international break.

Josh McEachran back in business at Brentford Considering he is only 25-years-old, it seems as though Josh McEachran has been around for an awfully long time. On Tuesday night, however, on his 167th senior appearance in English football, McEachran finally achieved a significant milestone for the first time.

Away Day Guide: Leeds United Opponents: Leeds United Date: Saturday 6 October Kick-off: 12:30pm Capacity: 37,890 Post code for sat-nav: LS11 0ES Built on a plot of land previously owned by Bentley’s Brewery – similar to Griffin Park’s origins – Elland Road started out life as the Old Peacock Ground, with Holbeck Rugby Club th.

Win hospitality tickets for Leeds v Brentford at Elland Road YOU COULD be watching Leeds United from the best seats in Elland Road, thanks to independent energy supplier Utilita. Your Yorkshire Evening Post has joined with the Whites's official energy partner Utilita to offer readers the chance of a fantastic day out at the club.

Brentford boss Dean Smith not interested in Aston Villa vacancy Smith, 47, is an Aston Villa fan, but insists that should not automatically make him a frontrunner for the job. "There's going to be speculation about many people," Smith told a press conference ahead of Brentford's trip to leaders Leeds on Saturday. "They put two and two together and come up with five.

'Aston Villa are a chequebook club with no strategy' - Brentford fans get defensive over Dean Smith The Brentford fans have had plenty to say on the rumours linking Dean Smith to Aston Villa.

Support for World's Biggest Coffee Morning The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning came to Brentford last week. At both Griffin Park and the Brentford FC Training Ground, in Osterley, there was tea, coffee and cake available as part of the annual Macmillan Cancer Support fundraiser. And hundreds of pounds was raised for charity.

Leeds United v Brentford: Press conference LIVE Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa and Stuart Dallas meet the media ahead of this weekend's Championship clash with Brentford at Elland Road - follow all the latest from Thorp Arch below.

Spain and Ireland up next for Chris Mepham Chris Mepham's fledgling international career could hit new heights next week as Wales prepare to take on Spain and the Republic of Ireland.

Alan Judge named in provisional Republic of Ireland squad Alan Judge could come up against some familiar faces after he was named in the provisional Republic of Ireland squad for home games against Denmark and Wales later this month.

O'Connor talks about rival win at Jersey Road B Team Head Coach Kevin O'Connor spoke to us after his side needed a 90th-minute winner from Joe Hardy to beat QPR U23s 3-2 at Jersey Road on Wednesday 3 October.

Is this a case of 'If' or when? Eyes sore and head thumping with a plane to catch. I'm not going to lie - a few beers were drunk last night. And by a few I mean a lot. A rare night without Mrs Bruzon had been spent at The 100 Club in London's swinging West End, watching popular music's The Bluetones.

Humbling weekend for Brentford Women's FC Brentford Women’s FC endured a Sunday to forget as both teams were soundly beaten at Bedfont Sports last weekend.

Leeds United v Brentford Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions Dean Smith’s Bees will pose a threat at Elland Road, but our tipster is backing Bielsa’s high-flying Whites to prevail in this Championship clash.

Aston Villa speculation surrounds Brentford boss Dean Smith ahead of Leeds United clash Brentford manager Dean Smith has been installed as early favourite with the bookmakers to replace outgoing Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce at Villa Park.

Matchday in a Minute: Brentford vs Birmingham City Two goals, two red cards, and two points shared, here's the story of Tuesday's game in 60 seconds.

Neal Maupay up for Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month award Four goals in as many games during September has seen Neal Maupay included on the four-man shortlist for the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month prize.

Captain Cooper says Leeds United must take Hull confidence into Brentford clash It was too early in the season by several months to speak of must-win games before Leeds United’s victory over Hull City but to judge by the comments of Liam Cooper afterwards, the club’s players are already keeping track of the points they have dropped.

Join us for our next match at Griffin Park The Bees face Bristol City on Saturday 20 October and will look to get three points. We are undefeated against The Robins since 2009 so join us next month and help Dean Smith's men to get another good result against Lee Johnson's side.

Check out our pictures of oktoberfest Thank you to all supporters who attended our Brentford Night yesterday and we hope you enjoyed our Oktoberfest celebrations. Some of you were able to meet Saïd Benrahma and Jarvis Edobor in our Stadium Shop and in our Family Area.

Brentford talking points after Birmingham draw The Bees couldn't quite grab three points from Birmingham as they drew 1-1.

Match Report: Brentford B 3 QPR U23 2 Brentford B defeated local rivals Queens Park Rangers 3-2 at Jersey Road on Wednesday afternoon. Joe Hardy scored a brace either side of a goal from Kolbeinn Finnsson to snatch a victory from an evenly-matched encounter. Kevin O'Connor made two changes to the side that beat GC Zürich last time out.

Aston Villa confirm Steve Bruce exit Aston Villa have confirmed that they sacked manager Steve Bruce after the club's poor start to the season. The West Midlands outfit only missed out on promotion to the Premier League through defeat in the Championship playoff final last season, but just three wins have been recorded in 11 second-tier fixtures during the current campaign.

Brentford's Birmingham draw shows clinical edge has been blunted Dean Smith's side must find their sharpness as they approach a match against Marcelo Bielsa's entertainers.

Debut call-ups for Danish defensive duo Luka Racic and Mads Bech Sorensen have been called up to the Denmark Under-20 squad as Niels Frederiksen's takes his group to Spain for a training camp.

WATCH: Josh McEachran's first club goal from every angle Josh McEachran netted direct from a free-kick last night to register his first goal for the club and secure a point from our game against Birmingham City. Watch Josh's first goal in senior club football from all angles below.

Match Highlights: Brentford vs Birmingham City Our unbeaten run on home soil now stands at 12 games after last night's 1-1 draw against Birmingham City. Michael Morrison's flick-header put Blues ahead midway through the first-half but Josh McEachran levelled with his first senior club goal late on in the half.

The remarkable penalty statistic Leeds United could set against Brentford Leeds United's shouts for a penalty at Hull City were a little hopeful - one earning Samuel Saiz a booking for diving, the other a shot from Kalvin Phillips which hit the arms of a defender - but the club might soon develop a complex about their abnormally long wait for a spot-kick.

Josh McEachran wants Brentford free kick duties on permanent basis after netting first senior goal Josh McEachran has said he'll be making a case to take plenty more free-kicks after scoring his first goal in senior football.

Brentford hoping Watkins will be back for Leeds game Brentford are hoping Ollie Watkins will be fit for their trip to Leeds on Saturday. The forward is a doubt because of a toe injury that kept him out of Tuesday's draw at home to Birmingham. But Dean Smith appears to be cautiously optimistic that Watkins will be available for the visit to Elland Road.

Henrik Dalsgaard receives Denmark call-up Henrik Dalsgaard has been named in the latest Denmark international squad for two games in the coming fortnight.

'It'd be a cracking deal' - A potential Brentford move for Sunderland star: The verdict Brentford continue to draw admirers under Dean Smith as the Bees consolidate their position in the top six of the Championship.

Diary of an estate agent:Brentford Monday: Gym at 6am, for my spinning class, and into the branch to catch up with the landlord of a block of 14 newly converted apartments who has agreed to rent them all to us on a long-term contract on the basis that we will arrange individual sub-tenancies.

All to play for on Saturday after a gritty night and controversy at Griffin Park. Brentford climb the table after a 1-1 draw with Birmingham City at Griffin Park but it was very much a case of Cheer up, Garry Monk. Or however it is the song goes. Blues manager Monk was left fuming after a red card for Maikel Kieftenbeld, following a clash with Neal Maupay, saw his side reduced to ten men.

McEachran on 'disappointing' result against Blues Midfielder Josh McEachran talks to us about a 'disappointing' 1-1 draw with Birmingham, his first ever senior goal and a tricky trip to Leeds next Saturday.

Dean Smith reacts to a night of high drama at Griffin Park Brentford's unbeaten home record remains intact following tonight's 1-1 draw at home to Birmingham City. Garry Monk's Blues took a 26th minute lead through central defender Michael Morrison but The Bees were level before the break, Josh McEachran curling home his first senior club goal from a free-k.

Brentford 1-1 Birmingham: Garry Monk sent off in ill-tempered draw Birmingham manager Garry Monk was sent to the stands for his furious reaction to Maikel Kieftenbeld's sending off but his team clung on for a point at Brentford. In a 70th-minute flashpoint right in front of the dug-outs, Kieftenbeld raised his hands to Brentford striker Neal Maupay off the ball and was shown a straight red card.

Garry Monk says red card for Blues midfielder was 'completely wrong' The BIrmingham manager could not believe the decision.

Brentford 1 Birmingham 1: Josh McEachran's first senior goal not enough for Bees Brentford's winless run stretched to four games on Tuesday as they were held by ten-man Birmingham City, while manager Garry Monk sent off on a fiery night in west London. Josh McEachran's first goal in senior football - eight years after his debut - cancelled out Michael Morrison's opener as the Blues played out an eighth draw in 11 games.

Monk and Kieftenbeld see red as Birmingham draw at Brentford Ten-man Birmingham clung on for a hard-earned point in a 1-1 draw at Brentford that came to life in a fiery second half.

Result: Monk and Kieftenbeld see red as Birmingham draw at Brentford The game saw Josh McEachran produce a collector’s item.

Brentford 1-1 Birmingham player ratings Here's how Tom Storer rated the Bees players during the draw with Birmingham.

Brentford 1 Birmingham City 1 Full report to follow……

Leistner's goal gives QPR victory at Reading Toni Leistner's goal - his first for QPR - gave them a deserved victory at the Madejski Stadium. Rangers were very much the better team, bouncing back well after three consecutive defeats. Leistner, back in the side after recovering from a groin problem, missed a good chance for Rangers in the first half, as did Jordan Cousins and Nahki Wells.

Latest: Reading 0 QPR 1 - Leistner puts Rangers within sight of victory Cousins headed over from Bidwell's cross and Leistner was unable to connect properly with Freeman's free-kick. And the best chance of the half fell to Wells, who is still waiting for his first goal since his loan move from Burnley.

Bees make three changes for visit from Birmingham City Brentford: Daniels; Dalsgaard, Konsa, Mepham, Barbet; McEachran; Judge, Sawyers, Macleod, Canos; Maupay Subs: Bentley, Odubajo, Yennaris, Mokotjo, Clarke, Jeanvier, Sorensen Birmingham City: Camp; Colin, Morrison, Dean, Pedersen; Maghoma, Kieftenbeld, Gardner, Jota; Adams, Jutkiewicz Subs: Trueman,.

Brentford vs Birmingham confirmed teams: Dan Bentley dropped and Ollie Watkins left out Goalkeeper one of a trio of changes made by Dean Smith.

Brentford 1 Birmingham City 1 REPORT: Kieftenbeld and Monk sent off as Blues battle for draw Brian Dick reports as Birmingham City draw at Brentford.

Brentford vs Birmingham City LIVE: Michael Morrison opens the scoring, updates and analysis from Griffin Park Join us in the press box as Birmingham City take on Brentford.

Join Mark Burridge and Richard Lee from 7.15pm for live commentary There will be live coverage of Brentford's Sky Bet Championship clash against Birmingham City from 7.15pm tonight.

Watch: The best of September It was another busy, but productive month, for The Bees with Dean Smith's men picking up eight points from five outings in the Sky Bet Championship and pushing Arsenal all the way in the Carabao Cup. Ahead of action resuming tonight at home to Birmingham City, here's the best of the action from the.

Inside your Matchday Programme: Birmingham City Each and every one of you really got behind the players and you could see the lift that gave us. Griffin Park is a special place under the floodlights and we’ll need you at top volume again tonight if we are to overcome our well-organised visitors.

How Birmingham City are expected to line up at Brentford - predicted XI Our writers pick their BCFC team to face Brentford.

Betting Preview: Brentford vs Birmingham City The point earned against Reading on Saturday kept Brentford in sixth place, just four points off top spot. The game itself had everything: four goals, end to end action, loads of cards and a late Brentford leveller.

Beesotted Pre - Birmingham City LoveSport Radio Show The Beesotted crew of Billy The Bee Grant, Liberal Nick Carthew and Gerry The Cabbie Burke join Aaron in the LoveSport studio to discuss losing to Arsenal. Drawing to Reading. And hopefully beating Birmingham City the following night. We also speak to ex Birmingham City defender Paul Robinson about Blues.

Match Preview: Brentford vs Birmingham City The Bees are back on home soil tonight for the second time in four days with Birmingham City the visitors to West London. Following Saturday's draw at home to The Royals, Dean Smith's men head into tonight's game back inside the top six. Below you will find all the match information, team news, and.

Watch: Josh McEachran, Nico Yennaris, and Richard O'Kelly take on the Leo Vegas Golf Challenge They might be able to pick a pass and find the target with a football but do Josh McEachran, Nico Yennaris, and Richard O'Kelly have the same dead aim with a golf ball? With the help of our principle partners Leo Vegas Sport UK, we sent the trio to the Buckinghamshire Golf Club last month to find ou.

Five Reasons to join us this evening Following Saturday's late drama, we welcome Birmingham City to Griffin Park this evening as the Sky Bet Championship action comes thick and fast. It promises to be another enthralling evening but if you need any more persuading why to join us, here are our five reasons.

Kieftenbeld, Mahoney - Garry Monk's selection dilemmas as Birmingham City travel to Brentford Our writers have their say. The concession of a set-piece goal was a rare event for Blues at the weekend, their slowness to react was not typical of what has gone so far this season. However, defence is all about relationships and communication and there's certainly no need to change anything on that basis.

Hot off the Press: Birmingham City Despite their shock win against Leeds United, Birmingham City’s season seems to be very similar to what Brentford endured last term: impressive football without the points that should accompany it.

Time for Brentford to let the football, not the music, do the talking. Brentford host Birmingham City on Tuesday night, knowing the significance of a return to winning ways. The Bees are just four points off the top of the table, chasing new leaders West Bromwich Albion. Blues, five points off the bottom and looking to improve a record that has seen 7 draws from their ten games played.

Time to let the football, rather than the music, do the talking. Brentford host Birmingham City on Tuesday night, knowing the significance of a return to winning ways. The Bees are just four points off the top of the table, chasing new leaders West Bromwich Albion. The Blues, five points off the bottom and looking to improve a record that has seen 7 draws from their ten games played.

Brentford loanee Tom Field on life at Cheltenham Town, playing under Michael Duff and Morecambe at home Left-back Tom Field joined Cheltenham Town on loan until January from Brentford at the end of August. The 21-year-old played against the Robins in a 1-0 Carabao Cup victory for his parent club and was signed by Russell Milton three days later.

Romaine Sawyers in Pictures Against Reading on Saturday, Romaine Sawyers made his 100th appearance for Brentford. Here are the best of the images from those 100 games, which have seen him contribute eight goals and earnt the 2017/18 Players' Player of the Year Award.

Six Bees out on loan in action on Saturday This weekend, six Brentford players were in action on loan away from the club. Ryan Woods captained Stoke City in the Sky Bet Championship, Jack Bonham kept a clean sheet in League Two and Chiedozie Ogbene continued his impact sub role for Exeter City.

Match in a Minute - Reading Four goals, plenty of cards - one of them red - and lots to catch up on as we look back on Saturday's draw with Reading at Griffin Park. We're back in action on Tuesday night when we face Birmingham City. We will be celebrating Oktoberfest at Griffin Park on Tuesday and tickets are still available.

Cole Dasilva pleased with role in Switzerland games Fullback Cole Dasilva spoke to us after playing in Brentford B's 2-0 win over GC Zürich on Friday 28 September. The former Chelsea academy player spoke to us about the first tour of the season, playing cover for Moses Odubajo and getting his chance to shine.