Mokotjo one game away from EPL?

English Premier League

Kamohelo Mokotjo is one match away from potentially playing in the Premier League next season after Brentford advanced to the final of the English Championship play-offs.

Brentford took a large step forward in their quest to play top-flight football for the first time in more than 70 years next season after beating Swansea City in their playoff semi-final on Wednesday evening.

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Thomas Frank's side overcame a 1-0 deficit from the first leg to claim a 3-2 aggregate win over the Swans, and will now face the winner of Thursday's semi-final between Cardiff City and Fulham in the final at Wembley, which is scheduled for next week Tuesday. 

Mokotjo, who has not featured in a matchday squad for the Bees since 30 June, played no part in either leg of the clash against Swansea, and his long-term future at the club remains in doubt.

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The 29-year-old signed a new short-term contract last month that extended his stay with Brentford until the end of the season, but it remains to be seen whether or not he will be offered a new deal despite being highly regarded by Frank. 

"We need The General's experience, coolness and passing ability as we head into the last part of the season," Frank told the club's website last month following Mokotjo's contract extension.

"He is so reliable and adds so much to the group, both in training and matches. You can see when he steps on to the pitch how it raises the levels of those around him."

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