Football - Bees pair buzzing to be back

Bradley Wright-Phillips and Sam Saunders could return to the starting line-up when Brentford host Preston.

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Striker Wright-Phillips and winger Saunders climbed off the bench with the Bees trailing to Swindon on Tuesday night, and their introduction helped Uwe Rosler's side fight back to win 2-1.

The Bees have no new injury worries following their midweek victory and have club captain Kevin O'Connor and striker Farid El Alagui edging closer to fitness after lengthy spells out.

Long-serving midfielder O'Connor has been out for four months with an ankle problem while El Alagui suffered a knee injury in October.

The duo will not feature on Saturday but have been pencilled in for a reserve game against Charlton early next week.

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