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Posted Tue 17 Jul 12

A look ahead to tomorrow's match

THE MATCH

Brentford v Stevenage, npower League One, Griffin Park, December 22 2012

THE OFFICIALS

Referee: Simon Hooper

Assistants: Ian Fissenden and Rob Hyde

Fourth Official: Grant Taylor

This is Mr Hooper’s fifth season refereeing Football League games and he has been in charge of Brentford six times in that period.

His first Bees appointment was the 1-1 draw with Aldershot Town in October 2008 and his other five games have seen Brentford at Griffin Park.

There were two 3-1 losses – by Bristol Rovers in September 2009 and Rochdale in August 2010 – and he was in charge of Brentford’s 1-0 defeat to Brighton and Hove Albion last March.

He was the man in the middle when these teams mate at Griffin Park last year, a match Stevenage won 1-0.

His last Brentford game was a 3-0 win over Bury in April.

THE KIT

Brentford will be in their red and white kit.

Click here to buy the kit from Brentford Direct.

THE MILESTONES

Harlee Dean could make his 50th start for Brentford while Shaleum Logan is in line to play his 50th Football League game for The Bees and his 100th league game in all.

Leon Legge’s next Brentford start will be his 100th while Simon Moore and Jake Bidwell could both play their 49th games for the Club.

Jake Bidwell has played one game for Everton so it will be his 50th in professional football.

THE LAST MEETING

April 21 2012, npower League One – Stevenage 2 Brentford 1

Brentford line-up: Moore; Thompson (sub Forrester), Osborne (sub Legge), Dean, Bidwell; Logan, Douglas, Diagouraga, Donaldson; Saunders; Morrison

Subs not used: Balkestein, Bean, McGinn.

Brentford goal scorer: Saunders.

Missed penalties by Clayton Donaldson and Sam Saunders were key to deciding the outcome of this tense match as Stevenage gained a vital victory in their quest to reach the League One Play-Offs.

Click here for a full report.

THE LEAGUE POSITIONS

Brentford: 2nd

Stevenage: 6th

A full League One table is available here.

THE RECENT FORM

Last six competitive fixtures – most recent first

(90 minute scores)

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

Stevenage: L-W-D-D-L-L

THE COVERAGE

The Bees Player Show will be on the air from 2pm.

Click here for more information.

THE ESSENTIALS

There are fewer than 1,600 tickets available for the match, which are being sold on a ‘Pay What You Can’ basis.

Click here for details of the offer.

Updates on ticket availability will be on www.brentfordfc.co.uk.

Odds are available from the Club’s new betting partner Bet Butler – click here to place a bet.