The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By Paul Ed­di­son

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

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