Rico Henry available to boost Brentford

Posted Tuesday, July 28, 2020 by PA

Rico Henry available to boost Brentford

Brentford left-back Rico Henry is available for Wednesday’s Sky Bet Championship play-off semi-final second leg against Swansea.

The defender was shown a straight red card after 65 minutes of Sunday’s 1-0 defeat at the Liberty Stadium for a challenge on Connor Roberts.

Bees head coach Thomas Frank expected the club’s appeal to be successful and confirmation of that news arrived on Tuesday.

With Henry able to feature, Brentford have no new selection concerns, but Greek striker Nikos Karelis is a long-term absentee after suffering a cruciate ligament rupture in October.

Full-back Kyle Naughton is back for Swansea after he completed a three-match suspension for a red card at Nottingham Forest earlier this month.

Boss Steve Cooper has to decide whether to recall the defender and needs to check on Mike Van Der Hoorn’s fitness after he completed the whole match on Sunday.

The Dutchman last played the full 90 minutes in December and has only recently returned for the Swans after missing six months with a knee injury.

Wayne Routledge (calf) and George Byers (groin) were ruled out of the 1-0 win over the Bees and will need to be assessed, but Joe Rodon (ankle), Ben Wilmot (knee) and Freddie Woodman (hip) are definitely absent.


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