Christian Eriksen boost for Brentford ahead of Newcastle United game

Christian Eriksen’s edged closer to a debut against Newcastle United.

Thomas Frank “aims” to hand Eriksen – who suffered a cardiac arrest playing for Denmark at Euro 2020 last summer – his Brentford debut in Saturday’s game at the Brentford Community Stadium. The 30-year-old midfielder came through a behind-closed-doors friendly against Rangers this afternoon. Eriksen played 78 minutes – and set up both Brentford’s goals – in a 2-2 draw in Scotland.

Speaking last week, Frank said: “He feels well, and is in a good place. He’s been out for seven months, and normally you need a proper pre-season to get it going. He came to us with a good foundation, so he doesn’t need six weeks. We have another good opponent for a friendly game on Monday. We are aiming for the Newcastle game.”

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Eriksen has an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator to regulate his heartbeat.

Newcastle are two points behind 14th-placed Brentford.

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Brentford's new signing Christian Eriksen.Brentford's new signing Christian Eriksen.
Brentford's new signing Christian Eriksen.

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