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Posted Fri 20 Jun 14

A look ahead to the Sky Bet Championship game at Griffin Park


Brentford v Derby County, Sky Bet Championship, Griffin Park, November 1 2014


Referee: Carl Berry

Assistants: Anthony Coggins and Nicholas Kinseley

Fourth Official: Andrew Aylott

Mr Berry was promoted to the Football League list of referees at the start of the 2011/12 season and he took charge of two Brentford games that year.

He awarded three penalties in those games, of which Brentford won one and lost one.

His first Bees appointment was against Hartlepool United just before Christmas 2011 when he awarded The Bees a late match-winning penalty, scored at the second attempt by Gary Alexander.

He was also in charge of the match at Stevenage in April 2012 when Clayton Donaldson and Sam Saunders both failed from the spot and Brentford lost 2-1.

He awarded Brentford another penalty in his next match, against Yeovil Town in August 2012.

Again it was not scored, Paul Hayes this time taking the responsibility, and The Bees lost 3-1.

His last Brentford match was Mark Warburton’s first – a 1-0 win over Oldham Athletic last December.


Brentford will be in their red and white shirts.


Tony Craig is set to play his 99th Football League match for Brentford and make his 98th league start for The Bees.

Toumani Diagouraga’s next start for The Bees will be his 150th in all competitions while Jonathan Douglas should start a Football League match for the 397th time.

Alan Judge is in line to make his 197th start in professional football while Tommy Smith, now back from injury, could play his 497th Football League match.

David Button should play his 149th league match while James Tarkowski may play his 98th.


August 27 2013, Capital One Cup Second Round – Derby County 5 Brentford 0

Brentford line-up: Bonham; Venta, O’Connor, Nugent, Barron (sub Pierre); Reeves, Diagouraga; Clarke, Saunders (sub Mawson), Dallas; El Alagui (sub Norris)

Subs (not used): O’Brien, Saville, Adams, Miller-Rodney

Brentford were knocked out of the Capital One Cup at the Second Round stage by Derby County.


Brentford: 13th

Derby: 1st

Click here for a full league table.


Last six competitive fixtures – most recent first

(90 minute scores)

Brentford: L-D-D-W-L-W

Derby: W-L-W-W-D-W


Bees Player will be providing full commentary.


Ticket information can be seen here.

Place a bet on this match on the Brentford FC Sky Bet site here.