By Matt Farr
Wolverhampton Wanderers and Brentford are set to go head to head on Tuesday in a tie that could have huge ramifications on the Championship relegation scrap.
A win for the away side at Griffin Park would temporary ease fears of relegation, with Paul Lambert’s side languishing just one point above the bottom three with 11 games remaining.
A bad result such as a win for Brentford, on the other hand, could see them fall into the relegation zone and face an immense uphill battle to retain their status in the second tier ahead of next season.
Here, Football Insider reveals the three Brentford players that will be out to stop Wolves on Tuesday night.
The biggest worry for Wolves will be their defensive record. From their 35 league outings this season, they have conceded 46 goals, and there will be a number of Brentford players looking to take full advantage.
Shouldering the goalscoring burden following the departure of Scott Hogan to Aston Villa in January, Lasse Vibe will be the centre-forward looking to make his mark for the home side at Griffin Park on Tuesday.
The 30-year-old Denmark international has only scored nine goals this season, but is in fine form after netting a brace (and an assist) in the win over Nottingham Forest a week ago.
Huddersfield kept him quiet last time out, but that will make the striker even more hungry to find the back of the net against struggling Wolves.
The Wolves defence will also been in for a tricky evening dealing with the threat posed by Jota.
The 25-year-old winger has been in sensational form since the new year, and has run circles around defences that have been much more stubborn than Wolves’.
He has started Brentford’s last nine league games, scoring six goals and supplying four assists during that time.
Jota can be deployed on either side of midfield, but he has enjoyed a particularly fruitful spell on the right, and is likely to cause Wolves a number of problems – particularly if they choose to stick with midfielder George Saville at left-back.
Sergi Canos will also be licking his lips, and is likely to take up arms on the opposite flank to Jota.
The Spanish winger moved to Brentford in the January transfer window on the back of a mildly successful start to the season with Norwich, contributing four goals and two assists.
However, he is still finding his feet with his new club, with just the one assist to his name from his eight appearances.
But he will still give Wolves cause for concern on Tuesday, and Lambert must take the necessary measures to ensure he has a quiet night.
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