“Brentford can mix it in the Premier League” claims former Bees defender

Monday, February 10th, 2020 11:28am

By Josh O’Brien @JoshJohnOBrien1

Ex-Brentford defender Mark Phillips has backed Brentford to not only get promoted, but be able to give as good as they get in the Premier League.

Brentford currently sit fifth in the table as one of the tightest races for promotion in recent years enters it’s final few months.

The Bees are top of the Championship’s form table, winning four of their last six league fixtures, losing just once in the process. They have scored 15 in this time, which further cements their status as one of the most prolific teams in the division.

Speaking to Andy Hodgson’s Kicking Off Show, former Brentford centre back Mark Phillips has lavished his old team with praise and backs them to be playing top-flight football next season.

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“I believe they can (survive in the Premier League), obviously the new stadium will be ready for next season, they’ve got some Premier League quality players already.

“They could mix it with the mid to lower table Prem teams. The style of football they play, Brentford are one of the most pleasing teams on the eye in the Championship.”

Brentford’s playing style has earned them plaudits all season, and Phillips is of the mind that people should be learning ‘The Brentford way’: “I’ve been telling people to take their kids to watch a Brentford game as that’s how football should be played.”

Bees boss Thomas Frank will know his side’s next clash is one they can’t afford to take lightly. They welcome Leeds to Griffin Park tomorrow night in a clash that Phillips thinks is just as vital to both teams.

“No team will come away from their game plan, they will stick to their passing style of football. It’s got all the makings of a great game that could define both side’s season.”

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