Bryan Mbeumo and Frank Onyeka injury update: Brentford duo expected to return soon

Thomas Frank delivered a positive update on Bryan Mbeumo and Frank Onyeka following Brentford’s goalless draw with Lille on Saturday afternoon.

At the Gtech Community Stadium, the two were taken off midway through the first half, raising concerns that they might not be available for the Bees’ Premier League season opener against Tottenham Hotspur the following weekend.

“We expect both players to be involved next Sunday (against Tottenham),” said Frank. “Of course, we need to assess them over the next couple of days.

“It was a dead leg for Bryan, so that’s why we subbed him off early. We’re not taking any risks, and that was the same with Frank. They should be fine.”

Frank said that he was happy to see his team maintain a clean sheet during their last preseason game after some high-scoring games in the United States.

Due to the impending suspension of Brentford’s talisman Ivan Toney, Mbeumo’s impact may wind up being even more significant this season.

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Importantly, the Cameroonian excelled last season when his teammate attacker was out with injury. In the five games, Mbeumo scored five goals and provided three assists for a total of 48 points.

He is also expected to take up penalty duties, adding to his set piece repertoire that already consists of free kicks and corners.

Meanwhile, Frank Onyeka has agreed to a new four-year deal with the Bees that includes a club option for an extra year. The international player from Nigeria has played in 41 Premier League games since joining the west Londoners in 2021.

Over the past two seasons, Onyeka has played a part in some of the club’s most memorable victories, including starts in our first-ever Premier League victories over Arsenal at Gtech Community Stadium and against champions Manchester City.

The 25-year-old helped the Bees finish in the top-half of the Premier League last year by contributing to goals in two games.

Brentford are expected to give many top teams a run for their money this season and the Bees would be hoping both Mbeumo and Onyeka get well soon.