Brentford to assess Callum Elder before welcoming Preston to Griffin Park

Brentford to assess Callum Elder before welcoming Preston to Griffin Park

Brentford will check on Callum Elder ahead of the visit of Preston.

The on-loan Leicester defender missed Wednesday night's 1-1 draw at Aston Villa due to a gashed knee, with centre-half Andreas Bjelland deputising at left-back.

Deadline-day signing Rico Henry remains sidelined by a shoulder injury and midfielder Alan Judge continues his recovery from a broken leg.

On-loan Crystal Palace forward Sullay Kaikai is pushing for a full debut after coming off the bench to set up John Egan's late equaliser at Villa.

Preston are likely to be unchanged after a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Cardiff in midweek.

Defender Greg Cunningham is considered fine despite twice needing to leave the pitch to tend to a head injury on Tuesday while Bailey Wright (toe) was back among the substitutes.

Even away from home, Simon Grayson is set to stick with the 4-4-2 system that caused the Bluebirds such issues, with Aiden McGeady and Callum Robinson on the flanks.

Jermaine Beckford is still struggling with a hamstring injury and Stevie May and Calum Woods (both knee) are long-term absentees.