Any Old Iron preview Scunny’s League One clash with Brentford
The Iron travel to West London to take on Uwe Rossler’s men, who find themselves just outside the play-offs.
The game will take kick off at 3pm at Griffin Park on Saturday 15th October.
Scunny – back in happier times
Scunny come into this game ensconced at the bottom end of midtable, (16th to be precise), and will be wanting to find their 2nd away win on the spin, and find some much-needed consistency.
Just when wins for Alan Knill’s men against Yeovil & Stevenage might have heralded a new damn, there was seemingly no signs of that during same old stories of crashing defeats at home to Oldham & Leyton Orient.
It is anticipated that changes will be made post-Orient, for despite the bonus of Barcham back starting and playing at his best – some woeful defending cost the Iron dearly.
But don’t assume the changes will just be at the back four – you defend (or not!), as a team: and must thus take on board the responsibility and blame on that basis. That said – both Andy Wright & Paul Reid are expected to be back in contention for a place in the starting XI.
The consistency will heavily annoy all Iron fans and players alike – but the depth is there, but we all know the Claret & Blue army will have to pull off one of the best performances of the season if they’re to come back from Brentford with all 3 points.
Griffin Park – Brentford’s home.
The season has so far been much more profitable for the Bees than the Iron, with the West London club sitting in 7th – with 20 points from just 12 games so far.
Uwe Rossler’s men bounced back from their spanking by rampant Huddersfield, and their late equaliser away at Carlisle last week bounced them back up to sit just one place outside the playoffs.
They’ve been fairly active in the transfer market of late – bringing in the likes of Adam Thompson, David Clarkson and Miguel Angel Llera amongst others recently. The board have patently backed the gaffer with a fair whack of a budget, and it is no surprise to see them up at the top end of the table.
Indeed: expect them to be there come the end of this season. They will provide a very stern test for the Iron: who will be very anxious to ensure they start providing victories and utilising them as springboards to more and more.
Either way, this will be a tough game for both sides – and we can’t see there being much in it, but it very much does depend as to what Iron side turns up.
Scunny have been yet to marry flowing football and 3 points, but there’s always a first time for everything.
That said – we can’t see it being against Brentford sadly. 1-1 it is.