Sullay Kaikai continued his fine start to his Brentford career as he played 82 minutes of the Bees’ emphatic 5-0 drubbing of Preston North End last week, to help his current team into the Championship play-off spots.
Brentford are unbeaten in their last four outings and on Saturday face Wolverhampton Wanderers who are just two points behind them in the standings. Sitting one place below the Molineux outfit are Jonny Williams’ Ipswich Town, but the Welshman won’t feature in their meeting with Leeds United due to an ankle injury.
Last Saturday was an afternoon to forget for Keshi Anderson who was red-carded in Bolton Wanderers’ 1-0 defeat to Walsall, ending their unbeaten start to life in League One. The Palace man was booked for entering the field of play prematurely on his introduction as a 65th minute sub, and was shown a second yellow for a stoppage-time foul on Scott Laird, meaning he misses this weekend’s clash against Bradford City.
The Bantams faced another Palace player in their last match, when they drew 1-1 with Hiram Boateng’s Bristol Rovers. The central midfielder played 78 minutes of that game, but remained on their bench for their midweek win at Swindon Town on Tuesday night. The Pirates face Port Vale on Saturday, at the same time that Ryan Inniss’ Southend United go up against Northampton Town.
Meanwhile Freddie Ladapo started for Oldham Athletic in their 0-0 draw against Coventry City, with the attacker playing 67 minutes at the Ricoh Arena. He will be aiming to score his first for the Latics on Saturday when they host Accrington Stanley.
In League Two, Luke Croll tasted derby day defeat in the Devon derby as Exeter City went down 2-0 to rivals Plymouth Argyle. The centre-back played the entire game at St James’ Park, but will be hoping for a better result when they travel to Stevenage next, aiming to pull themselves out of the bottom two.