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Brentford v Sunderland


Click here for live text coverage on Saturday 14:00-20:00 BSTBrentford forward Lasse Vibe could start after returning from a foot injury in the win over Millwall.Winger Sergi Canos is closing to a comeback after ankle trouble, but left-back Rico Henry (knee) is sidelined.Ivory Coast international Lamine Kone will be available to Sunderland manager Simon Grayson after illness.

Fellow centre-backs Marc Wilson and Ty Browning will be assessed, while on-loan midfielder Jonny Williams is a doubt with a tight hamstring.Match factsThis is the first league meeting between the teams since the 1992-93 season, with the sides sharing a 1-1 draw at Griffin Park in April 1993.Sunderland have only failed to score in one of their 17 previous meetings with the Bees in all competitions, a 4-0 defeat in October 1937.Brentford are unbeaten in their last five league outings (W2 D3), their longest unbeaten since April 2016 (six games unbeaten).Simon Grayson has never won at Griffin Park as a manager (D2 L5), and has seen his sides fail to score in five of those matches.After picking up four points in their opening two Championship games this season (W1 D1), the Black Cats have picked up just four in following 10 games.Aiden McGeady scored twice and assisted once in his last league appearance against Brentford, doing so under Simon Grayson for Preston in February 2017.
Source: BBC Tyne and Wear