Christian Eriksen set for Brentford debut after impressing in friendly against Rangers


Christian Eriksen is in line to make his competitive debut for Brentford this weekend after playing in another friendly behind closed doors.

The Dane is training ahead of his return to professional football for the first time since suffering cardiac arrest on the pitch during Denmark’s game against Finland at Euro 2020 in June last year.

Brentford have staged two friendlies to help the 30-year-old get up to speed, the first against Southend United last week before yesterday’s trip to face a Rangers XI.

Eriksen claimed assists for both of the Bees’ goals in a 2-2 draw after playing nearly 80 minutes of Monday’s game.

Mathias Jorgensen headed in Erkisen’s corner in the first half before Tristan Crama returned a free kick after the break after Rangers had taken the lead.

There was initial hope that Eriksen could be benched at Arsenal last weekend, but that game came too soon with manager Thomas Frank keen not to rush his return.

Christian Eriksen could be in line to feature when Brentford face Newcastle on Saturday

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After spending an hour against Southend playing 78 minutes at Rangers yesterday, there is optimism that Eriksen is now set to be involved in the matchday squad when Newcastle visit west London this week-end.

Brentford need a boost given their recent form. The defeat at Arsenal on Saturday made it eight games without a win in all competitions, with just one point – in a 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace – coming from that run.

Brentford are six points clear of the relegation zone, although every side below them have at least one game in hand.

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