Eriksen set to make debut against Newcastle United

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Thomas Frank feels Christian Eriksen is now ready to make his debut in Saturday’s Premier League clash with relegation rivals Newcastle.

Brentford manager Thomas Frank believes Christian Eriksen is ready to play his first game for the club on Saturday in the Premier League.

Since suffering from a cardiac arrest on the pitch in June last year Eriksen impressed in a behind-closed-doors game.

Eriksen moved to Brentford on a free agent deal until the end of the season, having left Inter Milan by mutual consent.

Rules in Italy would not allow Eriksen – who revealed last month he had “died for five minutes” after collapsing during Denmark’s Euro 2020 clash with Finland – to play after having an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) device fitted.

Having also spent time building up his fitness with former club Ajax before making a transfer deadline day move to west London, Frank feels former Tottenham playmaker Eriksen is now ready to make a much-anticipated competitive debut.

“Christian will be in the squad. He will get on the pitch for his debut tomorrow. It will be amazing,” said Frank in an interview ahead of the game.

“It is a big day for all of us, but especially Christian and his family. When he walks out on to that pitch.

“Everyone saw what happened (on the pitch at Euro 2020) and it is another reminder that we are privileged to do what we do, so we need to appreciate every moment.

“The key thing is that everything has been checked, it is all good with zero chance that something should happen. He and his family are aligned that he should play football, which is very important.”



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