SIMON Moore faces a race against time to be fit for Brentford's League One opener at Port Vale.
The Bees keeper suffered an ankle injury in Tuesday night's pre-season friendly win against Millwall, leaving Griffin Park in a protective boot.
Moore was sent for a scan yesterday to determine the extent of the damage, and will miss the games against Celtic and Boreham Wood.
However, boss Uwe Rosler is hopeful the 23-year-old will be ready for the first competitive fixture of the campaign on August 3.
He said: “Simon's on the road to recovery and is already out of the protective boot.
“We will have a better idea of his chances on Monday or Tuesday, but we're optimistic he'll be ready for the first game of the season.”
Youngster Jack Bonham will continue between the sticks for tomorrow's friendly with Celtic.
And Rosler reckons the experience will stand the talented teenager in good stead.
He added: “Jack will play tomorrow and it's another chance for him to prove himself.
“It will be a good experience for him to play in front of a big crowd at Griffin Park.”
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