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Brentford’s Eriksen to play first competitive match since cardiac arrest


London (AFP) – Brentford manager Thomas Frank has confirmed Christian Eriksen will make his first competitive appearance since suffering a cardiac arrest last year when the Dane is given his debut against Newcastle on Saturday.

Frank confirmed on Friday that Eriksen would play some part this weekend at the Brentford Community Stadium after proving his fitness in two behind-closed-doors friendlies.

Eriksen’s brush with death occurred while he was playing for Denmark against Finland in the European Championship in June.

He was released by Inter Milan after the incident due to health regulations in Italy and has been training with Premier League club Brentford for several weeks.

“Christian will be in the squad and he will get on the pitch tomorrow,” Frank told reporters. “It is a big day for all of us, but especially Christian and his family,” 

“When is he in training, it is really remarkable the things he has been doing.”

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