Farid faces injury lay-off

Brentford striker Farid El Alagui faces a lengthy spell on the

sidelines after suffering a knee injury against Crawley.

The former Falkirk stretcher left the field on a stretcher and

scans have since revealed long-term damage.

El Alagui, 27, has scored three goals for the Bees this season

since making the switch from Scotland this summer.

“During Saturday’s game against Crawley Town, Farid El Alagui

suffered a significant injury to his left knee in a collision with

the opposition goalkeeper,” Brentford’s head of medical, Neil

Greig, told the club’s official website.

“Following diagnostic investigations and consultation with

leading orthopaedic experts, Farid will now commence a lengthy

period of rehabilitation with the long term aim of returning to

full fitness.

“Updates on Farid’s progress will follow at appropriate