Football - Moore set for Bees return

Brentford goalkeeper Simon Moore is expected to return to the side for the trip to Colchester.

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Moore missed the FA Cup second-round replay win over Bradford last week after suffering a knock at Notts County the weekend before.

He was touch and go for Saturday's fixture with Stevenage, but after the game was called off due to a waterlogged pitch he should make his return on Boxing Day.

On-loan duo Rob Kiernan and Lee Hodson are available again after they were ineligible for the cup tie, while midfielder Adam Forshaw and defender Harlee Dean are expected to return to the starting XI.

Midfielder Kevin O'Connor (ankle) and striker Farid El Alagui (knee) remain sidelined.

The Bees are unbeaten in their last nine league fixtures and are two points behind leaders Sheffield United with a game in hand.

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