Brentford v Wolves preview
Last Updated: 21/02/14 12:37pm
Sam Saunders: Out for a spell
Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Brentford and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Griffin Park.
Brentford continue to be without influential winger Sam Saunders ahead of their eagerly-anticipated encounter at home to promotion rivals Wolves.
Saunders, who has missed the Bees' last five matches, underwent exploratory knee surgery this week in a bid to resolve an injury which has affected him for the past two months - ensuring he now faces an extended spell on the sidelines.
Midfielder Toumani Diagouraga, who last featured on New Year's Day, has joined Portsmouth on a month-long loan deal and is therefore unavailable.
Adam Forshaw will hope to keep hold of his starting place having replaced Nico Yennaris for last weekend's 3-1 victory at Crewe, a result which extended Brentford's unbeaten league run to 19 matches.
Leon Clarke is unlikely to be available for Wolves' top-of-the-table clash with promotion rivals Brentford.
The striker missed last weekend's 2-0 victory over Notts County due to a heel injury and is again on the sidelines, although he is not too far away from a return.
That means head coach Kenny Jackett could well opt to keep faith with the same starting XI who shot down the Magpies, with fit-again goalkeeper Carl Ikeme getting the nod ahead of Aaron McCarey.
Midfielder Dave Edwards is available again having recovered from his long-term foot injury and will hope to make the bench.
Sky Bet League 1
Sat 22nd Feb
Bradford1 - 0MK Dons
Brentford0 - 3Wolves
Carlisle1 - 2Rotherham
Colchester1 - 2Preston
Leyton Or2 - 0Swindon
Notts Co2 - 3Shrewsbury
Oldham1 - 0Gillingham
Port Vale1 - 3Crewe
Sheff Utd3 - 0Bristol C
Stevenage0 - 1Peterboro
Tranmere3 - 1Coventry
Walsall1 - 2Crawley
Sky Bet League 1
|4||Preston North End||11||22|
|5||Milton Keynes Dons||11||20|