Mbeumo ‘getting closer’ to Brentford return

Brentford boss Thomas Frank says forward Bryan Mbeumo is “getting closer” to a return after three months on the sidelines.

Mbeumo trained with the first-team squad this week for the first time since suffering an ankle injury in the 2-1 loss at Brighton in December.

Frank confirmed Saturday evening’s game against Arsenal will come too soon for Cameroon international, but he could be involved against Manchester United at the end of the month.

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“The positive team news is that Bryan is getting closer, but the aim will still be for him to return after the international break,” Frank said.

The Bees have been without a number of key players for much of the season, including the likes of Rico Henry and Aaron Hickey.

Frank added: “Finding the balance with a player returning is important between fitness and sharpness. With the type of injury he (Mbeumo) had, it’s not like you can have a serious setback like returning from a hamstring injury and provoke it a little early.

“We need to find that foundation level of fitness, but when I see his sharpness in training and he reaches that minimum level of fitness, then it is just decision-making on how much he can play, because he’s obviously a key player for us.

“We hope that he is available for the Manchester United game.”