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Wycombe Wanderers vs Brentford
Saturday 21st November 2020, k.o. 3pm GMT
Sky Bet Championship
Virtual Mascot: Owen Butler
READ: Gareth Ainsworth's pre-game thoughts
After the welcome breather of the two-week international break comes the first game of a manic schedule of fixtures in the build-up to Christmas, with Wanderers looking to maintain the standards they've reached in terms of performance over the past month.
Gareth Ainsworth's came out of the previous break with no points to their name, but impressive displays were rewarded with seven points from games against Watford, Sheffield Wednesday and Birmingham before they succumbed to defeat at Nottingham Forest a fortnight ago.
The last three games saw Richard Dobson lead the team while Ainsworth recovered at home from a back operation, but the gaffer is back to lock horns with good friend Thomas Frank in the dugouts, with the Brentford chief looking to go one better than last season when they were defeated in the Championship play-off final.
They've made a solid if unspectacular start to the new term, sitting 11th in the table, but possess the firepower to shoot up the table with Ivan Toney in particular looking to be a dangerman having scored three times against the Blues for League 1 Peterborough last season.
Last Time Out
Here are the highlights from Wanderers' 2-0 defeat at Forest:
Meanwhile, Brentford drew 0-0 with Middlesbrough:
Wycombe have no new injury worries which could mean Gareth Ainsworth has a fully-fit squad to choose from, with Jason McCarthy and Dominic Gape coming through unscathed from two practice games during the break. Garath McCleary could make a home debut after impressing off the bench at Forest.
Brentford are missing Christian Norgaard, Mads Roerlsav and Shandon Baptiste, though Pontus Jansson could feature after injury.
Both clubs will be able to name nine subs, and use five, following a change in the rules which was approved this week.
Wanderers will be in their light and dark blue quarters.
Man in the Middle
Lee Mason has shown 14 yellow cards and no reds in his six games so far this season, and takes charge of a Wycombe fixture for the first time since April 2009, when John Akinde's goal earned a 1-0 win over Gillingham.
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