Scott Hogan is in contention for his full Brentford debut when the Bees visit Rotherham United on Saturday.

The summer signing from Rochdale has waited patiently to show Bees fans what he can do while recovering from an ankle injury.

Hogan, who scored 19 goals for the Dale last season, come off the bench as a late sub for his first slice of Brentford action in Tuesday's Capital One Cup exit to Fulham.

Bees boss Mark Warburton said: “He trained exceptionally well yesterday. I wasn’t going to involve him but he trained too well. All credit to the medical team for getting him back ahead of schedule.”

 

Although it came to nothing, Hogan did get one shot away in his late cameo, and Warburton told Bees fans to expect more to come.

He added: “They can expect more of that – the only shock was that he didn’t hit the target. He's got quick feet and is strong, powerful and stocky with a low centre of gravity. He’s a very good player.”

Brentford, having fielded a changed line up for the Capital One Cup clash, should return to a more familiar XI on Saturday, with the likes of Alan Judge, Alex Pritchard and Jonathan Douglas expected to return.

Tony Craig is available again, having served his one-match ban against Fulham, while Warburton is hoping Alan McCormack recovers from a knock. Sam Saunders, however, is not yet ready for a return.