SMITH IS BANKING ON VIBE BOOSTER
MANY managers hate losing their players on international duty – hoping, with their fingers crossed, that their star turns don’t pick up an injury.
But Brentford boss Dean Smith is delighted Lasse Vibe was called up for Denmark. He hopes he will come back to Griffin Park refreshed.
Brentford and Vibe started the season on fire and the club entered 2016 a point outside the top six with the Danish striker on seven goals.
But, since the turn of the year, both have struggled and Brentford find themselves 18th in the table while 29year-old Vibe has failed to add to his tally.
But, having seen how international football revitalised misfiring Romaine Sawyers while he was Walsall manager, Smith is hopeful lightning can strike twice with Vibe.
“It’s a great honour to get called up for your country,” Smith said. “The international teams will be in touch with our medical department and, hopefully, he’ll be off his feet more than he’s on.
“Sawyers was getting stick at Walsall and he went away with St Kitts and Nevis, did really well and came back a different player.”
CALL-UP: Lasse Vibe