With the Millers facing Brentford away on the opening day of the season in the Championship, I spoke to popular Brentford blog, Beesotted about the game and how they see their season transpiring.
What was last season like for The Bees?
“Brentford had another impressive season overall, but we were hamstrung by a poor start to the season results wise, even though the performances were consistent for almost the whole nine months. Clinical finishing cost us a play-off place, but in truth, we weren’t quite good enough and the fans could have all done without yet more end of season lottery heartbreak.”
So how’s this transfer window been for yourselves?
“It’s not over unfortunately. We are bracing ourselves for losing Ryan Woods plus maybe one or two others before the window closes, even though we have brought it some excellent replacements. There’s never a dull moment at Griffin Park.”
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Midfielder Ryan Woods was voted as ‘Supporters’ Player of the Year’ last season and has been linked with Swansea City. The 24 year-old joined Brentford in 2015 from Shrewsbury Town.
Who could be the key player that the Millers should look out for?
“We are hoping for an impressive debut by Said Benrahma, and Marcus Forss could be one to keep a watchful eye on if he gets the nod up front.”
Benrahma is a young, versatile player who can play as a striker or a winger. The Algerian international joined Brentford from French Ligue 1 side Nice for an undisclosed fee, on a four-year deal.
What’s your score prediction for the game?
“Brentford 3-1 Rotherham.”
Finally, how do you see the 2018-19 season panning out for the Bees?
“Another top ten finish for the Bees I reckon, play-offs are not beyond the realms of possibility, but unlikely. We are arguably too lightweight up top to mount a serious promotion challenge in all probability.”
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