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‘If it was a final Toney would have played’

Luton v Brentford (15:00 BST)

Brentford boss Thomas Frank

A reminder that Brentford’s Ivan Toney isn’t in the Bees’ squad this afternoon.

The club have posted an explanation from manager Thomas Frank on X.

“Unfortunately [Toney’s injury] has taken a bit longer than we thought,” he said.

“If it was a Play-Off final, he would have played, but it isn’t, it’s one of five games.

“We want to give him the best chance to get 100% fit. I hope that will be next week against Everton”

Team news – Two changes apiece

Sheffield Utd v Burnley

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder brings in James McAtee and Vini Souza into the side that lost 2-0 at Brentford last time out.

Mason Holgate and Yasser Larouci drop to the bench, with 18-year-old defender Sam Curtis also among the substitutes.

Sheffield Utd XI: Grbic, Bogle, Ahmedhodzic, Trusty, Souza, McAtee, Hamer, Alblaster, Osborn, Brereton Diaz, McBurnie.

Sheffield Utd v Burnley

Burnley defender Dara O’Shea returns to the starting XI after missing out on the 1-1 draw against Brighton through suspension.

He replaces Hjalmar Ekdal, while Charlie Taylor comes in for David Datro Fofana.

Arijanet Muric keeps his place in goal ahead of James Trafford despite a couple of high profile errors in recent games.

Burnley XI: Muric, Assignon, O’Shea, Esteve, Taylor, Vitinho, Cullen, Berge, Larsen, Odobert, Foster.

Team news – Four changes for Luton; Toney missing for Brentford

Luton v Brentford (15:00 BST)

Luton manager Rob Edwards makes four changes from Saturday’s 5-1 defeat at Manchester City.

Man City loanee Issa Kabore returns after he was ineligible to face his parent club, with Teden Mengi coming back in following a knee injury.

Defender Gabriel Osho makes his first appearance since 9 March after a knee injury and Albert Sambi Lokonga starts following a eight-game absence due to a thigh problem.

Fred Onyedinma, Daiki Hashioka, Luke Berry and Andros Townsend drop to the bench.

Luton XI: Kaminski, Osho, Mengi, Kabore, Doughty, Clark, Barkley, Lokonga, Chong, Morris.

Subs: Shea, Krul, Berry, Woodrow, Ruddock Mpanzu, Hashioka, Townsend, Onyedinma, Johnson.

ton Town starting XI graphic

Brentford’s Ivan Toney was restricted to a place on the bench in last Saturday’s 2-0 win against Sheffield United and the England striker misses out on a spot in the squad completely due to a hip issue.

Mads Roerslev, Mathias Jorgensen and Neal Maupay drop to the bench with Ethan Pinnock, Kristoffer Ajer and Keane Lewis-Potter coming in.

Midfielder Vitaly Janelt becomes the first player to make 100 appearances in the Premier League for the club.

Brentford XI: Flekken, Roerslev, Pinnock, Lewis-Potter, Collins, Ajer, Reguilon, Damsgaard, Janelt, Jense, Mbeumo, Wissa.

Subs: Strakosha, Norgaard, Maupay, Schade, Jorgensen, Ghoddos, Onyeka, Roerslev, Yarmoliuk.

Brentford starting XI graphic

15:00 BST

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