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"Schade back like he never left!"

Brentford triumphed to a much needed win this weekend, defeating a struggling Sheffield United 2-0. German forward Kevin Schade featured late on and left his mark with an audacious flick to assist teammate Frank Onyeka. Brentford face Luton Town this week but with the squad depth now available to them will anyone be able to stop them from ending the season on a high?


Schade's touch brought what was an impressive bees display to a beautiful end. His return will add a new fluidity to Brentford's attack and after his dazzling impact on the game he may been in for a shout of starting at Kenilworth Road.


No one can predict how Thomas Frank will approach the game verses Luton. Toney has barely featured in the last two games which raises suspicions to whether anything is happening behind the scenes. The England international was ruled out of a start against top four contenders Aston Villa due to illness but there was doubts to this being the reason to why he registered no minutes when Sheffield came to the Gtech.



With Toney looking on his way out, Schade looks a real threat for next season. Frank made a formation change bringing back the 433 which seemed to suit the players on the pitch. Bryan Mbeumo made his first start in 129 days and looked natural on the right hand side, his influence will be pivotal to the team collecting more wins as this campaign draws to a close.


With the likes of Luton and Everton left to play it wouldn't be surprising to see Schade feature more. There will still be a reluctance to rush him back into action but his directness and intent to take on players could be an exploitation for Frank to consider. Everton and Luton are fighting for survival so in the fear of conceding they won't want to over commit defensively. Therefore the deployment of Schade could create more one verses one scenarios where Brentford get in behind through him beating a man. No player would want to face the sight of Schade running at them especially if they're on a yellow card .



Seeing how successful the 433 was both in defence and attack it would seem foolish of Frank to revert back to a 532 unless his side were trying to defend a lead. Frank is spoilt for choice with his attacking options now so being able to get as many of them on the pitch as possible appears to be the key for Brentford to succeed.


There are points to be won by the Bees in their attempt to climb clear of relegation which now seems highly unlikely. Having kept a clean sheet Frank must feel more defensively solid, the return of Ethan Pinnock is another massive boost to the squad who were comfortable at the back last weekend.


The big question is will Toney start verses Luton or will Frank remain unchanged with Maupay leading the lines. Since coming back from his ban Toney hasn't been his usual self in front of goal. His hold up play has been positive but he has failed to score in the last 9 games. Having set a 100 million price tag if Toney fails to appear and score for the rest of the season could his value drop?



The Bees are buzzing again but can they stay consistent. Luton are not an easy side to turnover when they play at home but Brentford will want to remain unbeaten. If they beat Luton this weekend Brentford will be unbeaten in five, arguably there form hasn't been mind blowing with three draws and one win in their last four but it's certainly better then what they were achieving before. All eyes are on the weekend for Bees fans, the Premier League may be overshadowed by the exciting FA cup semi finals at Wembley but Brentford will be focused on the job they need to do in order to brush aside a resilient Luton lead by an admirable Rob Edwards.






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