RYAN Dickson is looking forward to facing an old club tomorrow - and putting a dampener on their promotion party.

The Colchester United full-back spent more than two and a half years with opponents Brentford, starring as they were crowned League Two champions.

The Bees have gone on to secure another promotion this season, cementing second spot to confirm their Championship place.

And while delighted for his old side, Dickson hopes to put a spanner in their works as Colchester continue their quest to avoid the League One trapdoor.

“Brentford are second for a reason, so we know it’s going to be a very tough game,” said Dickson.

“But it’s extremely important to us and we’re looking forward to the challenge of playing such a high-quality team."

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