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Brentford vs Nottingham Forest LIVE: Premier League result and reaction as Bees get back to winning ways

Brentford 3-2 Nottingham Forest: Toney scores on Premier League return as Bees secure all three points

Michael Jones
Saturday 20 January 2024 19:54 GMT

Brentford play host to Nottingham Forest in an intriguing encounter that could have ramifications on the relegation battle. Neither club has truly managed to distance themselves away from the bottom three and three points for either side today good turn out to be gold dust in the race to avoid the drop.

The Bees welcome back Ivan Toney following the forward’s eight-month ban for breaking the Premier League’s gambling rules. He will captain the side and manager Thomas Frank has backed the forward to regain his imperious form. Toney has been linked with a possible move away from Brentford during this window though he seems committed to helping the club out of their relegation trouble.

Forest, meanwhile, have the threat of sanctions looming over them for potentially breaching Profit and Sustainability rules. The club needs to distance themselves from the bottom three in case they get deducted points and they’ve made a bright start under Nuno Espirito Santo with wins over Newcastle and Manchester United.

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Brentford vs Nottingham Forest

Good evening and welcome to The Independent’s coverage of tonight’s Premier League action between Brentford and Nottingham Forest.

The Bees are hoping that the return of Ivan Toney will turnaround their fortunes and get Thomas Frank’s men back to winning ways when they take on a confident Forest side.

Under Nuno Espirito Santo, Forest have beaten Newcastle and Manchester United and are now hoping to continue their great form and distance themselves from the relegation zone.

We’ll have all the updates, team news and match action throughout the night so stick with us as we build up to kick off at 5.30pm.

Mike Jones20 January 2024 15:43

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