Albion welcome Brentford to Amex this Saturday afternoon, and already the pressure is on for Chris Hughton’s team to live up to their promotion credentials.

Five points behind surprise runaway leaders Huddersfield, Albion must ensure the gap narrows against a West London side lacking in consistency and confidence.

Brentford have collected just the one point from their last two games, although the addition of Crystal Palace winger Sullay Kaikai – on loan for the season – could well provide the spark their laboured midfield has been lacking.

Keeping hold of dynamic striker Scott Hogan was a priority for Bees manager Dean Smith this summer, and if he continues the stunning goal scoring run which concluded last season the Bees should find themselves comfortably in mid-table come May.

With both sides hungry for three points, this is shaping up to be an enthralling contest; one perhaps more even than last year’s one sided affair.

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Image from last season’s clash: Paul Hazlewood BHAFC


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