Ivan Toney & Brentford's B-Team 'Big Gamble'

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Hosts Dan Bardell and Flo Lloyd-Hughes are joined by The Athletic's Brentford correspondent Jay Harris, to explain why Brentford's impressive start to the season is no surprise to those who've been paying attention over the last five years...

Jay discusses the unprecedented decision to replace their Academy with a B-team, innovative recruitment strategy and a model which has become the envy of EFL clubs now trying to replicate the formula for their success.

Plus, what is Ivan Toney's ceiling and does a comparison between him and Didier Drogba stand up to scrutiny?

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