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David Davis likely to miss Brentford trip

David Davis likely to miss Brentford trip

David Davis is 'unlikely' to be fit for tomorrow's trip to Brentford. The midfielder picked up a knock during the derby defeat at Aston Villa earlier this month and missed Saturday's defeat against Millwall.

To add to Steve Cotterill's woes, Maikel Kieftenbeld will start a two match suspension after picking up his tenth booking at the weekend.

Cheikh Ndoye, who has served a one match ban after a sending off at Villa, will be the likely beneficiary along with Jason Lowe.

The only other option for Cotterill in the middle of the park is Jota. The Spaniard had a lot of success in the number ten role during his time at Brentford.

Davis will be assessed as late as possible before Cotterill makes a decision.

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Writer:Rob Wildey
Date:Monday February 19 2018
Time: 7:34PM


With or without Davis,our so called manager wouldn’t deploy him properly. My team for tonight would be: Stockdale,Gardner(played there a lot for WBA) Roberts Dean Jenkinson,Colin Jota Adams Maghoma,Ndoye,Gallagher. Brentford do not like attacking teams as vulnerable at the back,with Vibe now gone they rely on callow youth which is great if playing against ageing teams. My suggested team would excite and frighten most opposition as Adams,Jota,Colin and Maghoma should muster at least six shots on target. Gallagher would be the perfect decoy for a fluent blues attack behind and beside him. Colin at right midfield would be the key for me.No doubt Cotterill will pick his type of line up resulting in zero shots on target at half time and a feeble last twenty minutes of trying to up the tempo.
20/02/2018 07:23:00
DD is a real loss for us particularly in tough away games. Add to that Dutch Mike and we have a bit of a mountain to climb at Brentford. Having lost against Millwall at home I doubt very much SC will set up to win this game. He tends to lean on the side of caution at best of times. I imagine a share of the points and to break the mini losing streak will be tonight's agenda. TBF winning our home games is the priority to get clear of relegation trouble; so I for one would be happy with a draw — especially away against a team 17 points above us!
20/02/2018 09:36:00
BS.Yes Davis is a loss but Keifenbeld doesn’t really grab me. Perhaps I am wrong on this,but apart from the weekly booking ,what does he do? Admittedly he puts the effort in and looks a Blues battler-but the end product appears to be a poor pass.Surely the absence of Davis and MK should open up an entirely new thrustful midfield with a bit of craft.Adams,Colin,Jota and Maghoma for me.
20/02/2018 11:06:00
I'm not a fan of MK either, IMO he is an average Championship defensive midfielder who runs about a lot. But that is all you have to be these days to be a Blues favourite — the average Blues fan will hype up anyone who puts a real shift in. Personally I think grafting in the modern game is a given, and only something to criticise a player for when not displaying any. My point was that in a tough away game whereby we will probably spend a lot of time defending, having MK offering some protection to the defense would be a good thing, because that is his main strength. Although he played him in an attacking midfield role against Millwall???
20/02/2018 13:04:00
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