Henrik Dalsgaard back after ban to boost Bees

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Brentford defenderHenrik Dalsgaard is back in contention for the home game against Preston after suspension.

Brentford defenderHenrik Dalsgaard is back in contention for the home game against Preston after suspension.

Dalsgaard sat out the recent home win against Leeds and was scheduled to return for last week’s postponed game at Bolton.

MidfielderRomaine Sawyers is expected to recover from a knock, but midfielder Lewis Macleod (hamstring) anddefender Yoann Barbet (ankle) remain doubtful.

Goalkeeper Daniel Bentley (shoulder) andforward Said Benrahma (ankle) are definitely out.

Preston boss Alex Neil must decide whether to recall Ben Pearson, who is available after suspension and a family bereavement.

The midfielder, who missed last week’s home draw against Sheffield Wednesday having served a three-game ban, is currently on 14 yellow cards and Neil may not want to risk him being banned at the start of next season.

Ryan Ledson misses out as he serves the second game of a four-match ban following his dismissal against Wigan on Easter Monday.

Captain Tom Clarke, Josh Harrop, Andrew Hughes, Brandon Barker, Tom Barkhuizen and Brad Potts are recovering from season-ending injuries.

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