Ivan Toney returned to action on Saturday to score the opening goal of Brentford’s 3-2 win over Nottingham Forest.
Brentford are now not in action until January 31 when they travel to Tottenham for a Premier League meeting. Back the Bees to win at 17/4 with bet365.
Ivan Toney speaks out on return
Brentford have been woeful without their star striker this season, losing eight of their last nine league outings since December and slipping closer to the relegation zone.
However, Toney’s return is likely to see the Londoners secure their Premier League stats for another season with ease.
On his Brentford return, Toney said: “I 100 percent knew this would happen. I manifest things like this.
“Before the game, before I left my house, I thought, ‘We’re winning today and I’m scoring.’ And I made it happen, which is good.
“It was a long time coming. I manifested this win when I was at home during the time I was out and I’m buzzing to be back scoring goals and winning with the team.”
Brentford manager Thomas Frank added: “Classic Ivan — loves the big stage. He thrives there. I must say that it was extra impressive for him to come back after eight months out and play the way he did. Scoring a clever goal, his link-up play, his presence, his work ethic, defending at set pieces was all super impressive.”