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
“Updates on Farid’s progress will follow at appropriate