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Mindful of their talent

5 May 2017

Tony Mowbray is full of admiration for the work that Dean Smith has done since taking over as Brentford manager.

Having joined from Walsall in November 2015, the Rovers boss believes Smith has assembled a squad full of talented footballers as the Bees look to end the season in the top ten.

Rovers may have defeated Brentford in the corresponding fixture at Ewood earlier in the campaign, but he knows that on their own patch at Griffin Park they will prove to be a tough proposition.

"I have to say they are an impressive team," said the head coach. "Dean Smith built a really good team at Walsall and he's just built a Championship version really.

"They have a very defined shape and some very key individuals to that shape that make them tick.

"We are very mindful of their talent in the forward areas of the pitch. They can give you problems and they can ask lots of questions of you. They keep the ball, they get it wide and put it in your box.

"So we have to be very focused, very organised, have an understanding of what we are up against, but also ask questions of them when we get the opportunity."

Tickets for the match at Griffin Park were all snapped up so why not do the next best thing and watch Sunday's match at Blues Bar!

Doors open from 10.30am - 5.00pm with Fosters or John Smiths at just £2.50 a pint. Hot food will be served from 10.30am - 2.00pm.

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