It's often said by fans that when Brentford come up against a former player, they are guaranteed to score against them.

Although it is probably a myth in most cases, Brentford's defenders could do well to keep a close eye on Rhys Murphy tonight.

The former Arsenal junior barely made an impression when he joined Andy Scott's Brentford on loan for three months in November 2009, but to be fair, his stay was hampered by injury.

However, following an impressive spell in the Netherlands with Eerste Divisie side Telstar two years ago, in which he netted seven goals in 28 games, Murphy joined Dagenham & Redbridge last summer, where he bagged 13 in 32 league appearances last season.

The 23-year-old, who has been battling a foot injury and missed the Daggers' opening game of the season on Saturday, turned down a move to Peterborough in January, while Barnsley had a bid for the striker rejected this summer.

Shot stopper: Liam O'Brien was at Brentford last season

Another former Bee who could feature tonight, and who will be keen to get one over on his old club after being released by Brentford this summer, is keeper Liam O'Brien.

The 22-year-old former Portsmouth and Barnet stopper was signed as back up to David Button, Richard Lee and Jack Bonham last summer, and even made the bench for the 4-2 win over Tranmere last September.

However, the Ruislip-born custodian never made it near the first team again, and only ever made one appearance for the development squad before being let go.

Still going: Jamie Cureton celebrates with Reading chairman John Madejski after snatching promotion at Griffin Park

A name who will perhaps be etched more into the minds of Brentford fans is that of Jamie Cureton, who has so often been their nemesis down the years.

None more so than in April 2001, when he came on as a late sub for Reading in the last day winner-takes-it-all promotion clash against the Bees, scoring the equaliser which sent the Royals up at Brentford's expense.

Cureton is still knocking the goals in at the grand old age of 38, bagging 11 for Cheltenham last season and 21 for Exeter the year before, before joining the Daggers this summer.

Brentford boss Mark Warburton, meanwhile, is expected to make sweeping changes to his line-up for tonight's Capital One Cup clash with the Daggers.