Brentford injury update: Expected return dates for Norgaard & Canos ahead of Manchester United

LondonWorld looks at the expected injury return dates for key players such as Ethan Pinnock, Sergi Canos and Christian Norgaard.

Brentford’s first season in the Premier League has been a massive success and their performance against Tottenham - despite missing five key players - is evidence of the miracle Thomas Frank is performing.

The format and system that has been put in place at the Brentford Community Stadium is one that most Championship sides will look to emulate, with last season’s play-off winners comfortably avoiding relegation.

The wins against Chelsea and Arsenal might stay long in the memory of the fans, but gutsy performances against the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool set the tone for what has been a memorable season.

Cristian Eriksen of Brentford is embraced by team mates Ivan Toney, Bryan Mbeumo and Ethan Pinnock (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Even when injuries have deprived them of some of their key players, the Bees just keep on performing at a level that continues to make mockery of all the relegation predictions pundits had anticipated.

Thomas Frank’s side are undefeated in their last four games, and will break into the top half of the Premier League table if they can beat Manchester United this weekend.

The West London side go into the game as favourites, despite missing several important players.

So ahead of the game, LondonWorld takes a look how some of their injured players are shaping up for the end of the season.

Ethan Pinnock of Brentford. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Ethan Pinnock

The 28-year-old former Dulwich Hamlet defender has been a pillar at the heart of the Brentford defence, but has picked up a thigh injury that has kept him out of the last couple of games.

Prior to the injury he had played in all 32 Premier League games for the Bees, and was a real menace at set-pieces in the opposing box.

Expected return date: Everton (A) May 15

Sergi Canos of Brentford. Credit: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Sergi Canos

The winger has endured a mixed season, when he’s been fit he’s been good to watch but injuries have started to slow him down.

He is currently out with a thigh injury and is not expected back until next month.

Expected return date: Everton (A) May 15

Kurt Zouma of West Ham United is challenged by Christian Norgaard of Brentford. (Photo by Eddie Keogh/Getty Images)

Christian Norgaard

Norgaard picked up a calf injury and missed the game against Spurs, but his manager mentioned he expected him to be ready for this weekend.

Frank said: “We expect him to be ready for Manchester but that is a short call so we will see.”

Expected return: Manchester United (A) May 2

Frank Onyeka

The Nigerian midfielder has ankle ligament damage and it has been widely reported that he has likely played his last game for the Bees this season.

Expected return: 2022-23 season

Mathias Jørgensen

The Danish-Gambian defender has had his season cut short by a groin injury, and will now have to support his teammates from the treatment table as they look to finish as high as they can in their first Premier League campaign.

Expected return: 2022-23 season

Kristoffer Ajer

The defender missed the last game after he had a ball kicked into his head, and is currently being assessed.

Expected return: Manchester United (A) May 2