Brentford’s head coach, Frank Thomas has mentioned that Super Eagles midfielder will require further checks ahead of his team’s opening game.
Brentford boss, Thomas Frank has given an injury update ahead of the team’s Premier League opening fixture against Tottenham on Sunday, Soccernet.ng reports.
The coach of The Hornets, who caused a lot of trouble against big Premier League sides last season, with notable wins against Erik Ten Haag’s Manchester United, and were the only team in the league to go unbeaten against Pep Guardiola’s treble-winning side, Manchester City.
The forty-nine year old guided his side to a top-ten finish in the English top-flight last season and is set to build on his fortunes, after confirming his talismanic winger, Bryan Mbeumo is back and ready to play against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, meanwhile Super Eagles midfielder, Frank Onyeka is not just ready yet.
According to West London Sport, the twenty-five-year-old is in the race against time to be fit and will require further checks before he is passed to be match fit. He said;
“Bryan is 100% ready and will start on Sunday. Christian is ready to be involved. Frank will be assessed to see how close he is. Christian is a tiny bit behind the fitness we want to be in, but he’s in a good place.”
Onyeka and Bryan Mbeumo were injured in their pre-season game against the French Ligue 1 side, LOSC Lille.
The club’s opening fixture in the Premier League will be against Tottenham Hotspur, who are in a race against time to find a replacement for Harry Kane. Brentford will also be without star striker, Ivan Toney after he was found guilty of match-fixing by the Premier League FA.