Brentford v Cheltenham

09 August 2010 11:45
Brentford winger Myles Weston is likely to miss the Carling Cup tie against Cheltenham with a groin injury suffered during Saturday's defeat at Carlisle.On-loan Robbie Simpson could take Weston's place after a lively substitute appearance at the weekend.

Cheltenham's loan signings Shaun Jeffers and Robin Shroot are pushing for first starts of the season.

Theo Lewis is Cheltenham's only absentee, having contracted glandular fever during pre-season.

Cheltenham boss Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire: "It [Griffin Park] is a good ground to go and play football - there's always a good atmosphere. Andy Scott's a decent manager who's assembled a very very good squad of players.

"They've got a bit of backing there, they've been able to go and get players which not too many clubs have been able to do.

"They've made a couple of really good signings over the last couple of weeks to add to what they already had which was decent and it'll be a tough game."

MATCH FACTS Head-to-head

• Brentford have never beaten Cheltenham. They have met each other five times, with Cheltenham winning four.

• Brentford lost 5-0 in their only previous meeting in the League Cup, in August 2005.

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• Brentford are looking for their first win and their first goal in the League Cup in four years.

• It is nine years since the Bees last won a League Cup tie in normal time. They knocked out Norwich 1-0 in the first round at Griffin Park in August 2001.

• Brentford's 5-5 draw with Barnet at Underhill in the first round, first leg in 1991 is the highest-scoring draw in League Cup history. The Bees went on to win the tie 8-6 on aggregate.

• Brentford's only home defeat since last October came against Doncaster in the FA Cup third round in January.


• Cheltenham have been playing League Cup football since 1999, and have never been beyond the second round.

• They have successfully negotiated the first round in four of their 11 attempts.

• The Robins have failed to score in only one of their last 10 League Cup ties.

Source: BBC_Sport