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Brentford boss Thomas Frank has urged his side not to underestimate non-league Barnet when they meet in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Monday.

Barnet are looking for a second successive Championship scalp after beating Sheffield United in the last round.

But Frank, whose side are unbeaten in seven matches in all competitions, said it would be a “massive disappointment” if Brentford do not progress.

“I’m looking forward to it. The FA Cup is special. A small ground with a sell-out. We are bringing 1,900 fans. Under the floodlights – it’s going to be fantastic,” said Frank.

“It would be a massive disappointment if you we don’t go through to the next round.

“Of course we respect Barnet and also the history of the cup. They have done well because the last five games they have been playing, they combine well in the final third. If we underestimate them then the same thing will happen to us as Sheffield United.”

Darren Currie takes charge of National League side Barnet for the first time since he was appointed permanent head coach.

Currie was in caretaker charge when he guided them to their third-round win over Sheffield United.

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Currie will be without goalkeeper Mark Cousins, who is suspended after he was sent off in the third minute of last weekend’s 4-0 defeat at Braintree.

Teenage Latvian ‘keeper Rihards Matrevics, signed from West Ham in the summer, is set for his full debut.

Championship Brentford are still without midfielders Emiliano Marcondes and Lewis Macleod.

Marcondes is battling back from an ankle injury and Macleod has a hamstring problem.

Frank will make changes with goalkeeper Luke Daniels set for a run-out along with Moses Odubajo and Sergi Canos. Defender Chris Mepham this week completed a £12m switch to Premier League Bournemouth.

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Barnet and Brentford haven’t faced in the FA Cup since the 1925-26 season, when Brentford won 3-1 in the first round.

Brentford are unbeaten in their last 13 matches against Barnet in all competitions (W9 D4) since a 3-6 defeat in the Football League Trophy in December 1991.

Barnet have never reached the FA Cup fifth round, losing in the fourth round on two previous occasions (2006-07 against Plymouth and 2007-08 against Bristol Rovers).

Brentford have won their last three FA Cup matches against non-league opponents by an aggregate score of 12-1 since losing 0-1 to Wrexham in the second round in 2011-12.

Barnet are looking to become only the fifth non-league side in the last 25 seasons to qualify for the FA Cup fifth round, following Crawley Town (2010-11), Luton Town (2012-13) and Lincoln City and Sutton United (both 2016-17).

Merson’s prediction
Brentford are starting to pick up again. They have won their last three games and look to have their confidence back. Barnet were brilliant against Sheffield United but it’s hard to see them maintaining that level.