Date: 21st April 2017 at 2:10pm
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Vital QPR assesses tomorrow’s opponents, Brentford.

THE LATEST

Brentford are proving themselves to be a more than adequate Championship outfit on the cusp of something special – while it won’t happen this season, Dean Smith has built the foundations of a side that could well challenge the higher echelons of the division next term.

Even the loss of Scott Hogan for a hefty price-tag was seen as a minor blip in the road with Lasse Vibe more than stepping into his shoes – 13 goals since the turn of the year for the forward has helped propel the Bees to loftier climbs in the Championship.

Four wins from the last six games and only a single defeat in that time has seen Dean Smith’s side climb to 11th place – most certainly a respectable effort, budgets and sales all considered. Jake Bidwell’s transfer to QPR has hardly had the impact that Rangers would have liked or expected without really making a dent in the Bees progression.

There’s plenty to be envious about over in Middlesex right now but a victory for Rangers at Griffin Park would go some way to repairing some open wounds from a damning defeat earlier in the campaign. Chance would be a fine thing with form most definitely not on Rangers’ side.

FACTS & FIGURES

Founded: 1889

Nickname: Bees

Ground: Griffin Park – 12300

Manager: Dean Smith

HONOURS & RECORDS

HONOURS

Second Tier

Second Division – Champions: 1934-35

Third Tier

Third Division – Champions: 1932-33 (South), 1991-92
League One – Runners-up: 2013-14

Fourth Tier

Fourth Division – Champions: 1962-63,
Division Three – Champions: 1998-99
League Two – Champions: 2008-09

RECORDS

Record Attendance: 38678 v Leicester City (FA Cup, February 1949)

Record league victory: 9-0 v Wrexham (Third Division, October 1963)

Record league defeat 0-7 v Swansea Town (Third Division, November 1924)

Record Buy: £2,500,000 – Sergi Canos from Norwich City (January 2017)

Record Sale: £12,000,000 – Scott Hogan to Aston Villa (January 2017)

Record Appearances: Ken Coote – 559 (1949-1963)

Record Goals: Jim Towers – 162 (1954-1961)

THIS SEASON – STATS

GOALS: Lasse Vibe – 15, Jota – 10, Nico Yennaris – 5, Maxime Colin – 4.

YELLOWS: Harlee Dean – 11, Ryan Woods – 8, Josh McEachran – 7, Maxime Colin – 7

REDS: Lasse Vibe – 1

SQUAD LIST

1 – Daniel Bentley
2 – Maxime Colin
4 – Lewis Macleod
5 – Andreas Bjelland
6 – Harlee Dean
7 – Florian Jozefzoon
8 – Nico Yennaris
10 – Josh McEachran
11 – Philipp Hofmann
12 – Alan McCormack
14 – John Egan
15 – Ryan Woods
16 – Jack Bonham
17 – Konstantin Kerschbaumer
18 – Alan Judge
19 – Romaine Sawyers
20 – Josh Clarke
21 – Lasse Vibe
22 – Rico Henry
23 – Jota
29 – Yoann Barbet
30 – Tom Field
41 – Sergi Canos

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