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Premier League star out for four months

Premier League side, Brentford would be without the services of first choice goalkeeper David Raya for four month due to a knee injury, the club announced on its official website.

This is a huge blow for the newly Championship outfit, as he has been outstanding this season making fantastic saves against Mohamed Salah’s Liverpool, Romelu Lukaku’s Chelsea and Raul Jimenez’s Wolves.

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Raya picked up the injury during the lost against Leicester City after a collision Ayoze Perez and the extent of his injury made known today is not what Thomas Frank would want at this stage of the season.

The club’s Head of Medical told Brentfordfc.com: “David has unfortunately sustained an injury to the Posterior Cruciate Ligament in his left knee. The issue will require a prolonged period of time to heal and for David to then regain function and strength around the joint.”

The 26-year-old featured in 45 Championship games last season as the Bees gained promotion to the Premier League and so far, he has kept three clean sheets, conceding nine goals.

Huesca loanee Alvaro Fernandez is expected to replace him against Stoke City in the Carabao Cup round of 16 tonight.

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