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    by Published on 11th February 2014 18:59

    Youth Team duo George Pilbeam and Montell Moore have joined Burnham FC on work experience. The 18-year-olds joined up with their teammates today and are expected to feature in Burnham’s squad for their league trip to Weymouth this evening should it beat the weather. Burnham sit 14th in the Calor League Premier Division table but have lost three of their last four games conceding 15 goals. George was named Youth Team Player of the Year last year as a first-year scholar having made 20 appearances in league and cup. This season the defender, who can also play in midfield, has made 13 appearances for the Youth Team scoring in the defeat at home to Cardiff City. Montell is the Youth Team’s top scorer this season having netted seven goals in 13 league appearances as well as scoring in the First and Second Rounds of the FA Youth Cup. The striker was also joint top scorer in the U18 Professional Development League Two South last season as a first-year scholar with four goals.

    Academy Director Ose Aibangee said: “This is a great opportunity to get two of our older scholars out to experience men’s football for the first-time. Both George and Montell have a great number of Youth Team games under their belt but this will be a new challenge for them. Joe Maloney has already spent a successful spell at Burnham this season so we know we are sending George and Montell to a good club. Montell has a good goal-scoring record in Youth Team football but the challenge for him now is to translate that into goals in men’s football. As second-year scholars decisions will be made on future contracts in the coming months and this loan spell is a good chance for both George and Montell to show they have what it takes to play men’s football and earn Development Squad contracts for next season and beyond.”
    by Published on 11th February 2014 16:45

    Charlie Adams has joined Skrill Premier side Barnet on a Youth Loan for the rest of the 2013/14 season. The 19-year-old Development Squad attacking midfield player linked up with the North London side this morning. He has signed a deal to keep him with the Skrill Premier outfit for the rest of the season. It includes a clause to call him back to Brentford after the first 28 days of the loan if required. Charlie signed a new two-year Development Squad contract last summer after making his Football League debut as a substitute in an npower League One game against Carlisle United just under a year ago. He made 19 appearances in the Under-21 Professional Development League Two South last season and scored seven goals. This term he has played nine Under-21 league games and scored twice. He has also been an unused substitute for the First Team on four occasions.

    Ose Aibangee, Brentford Academy Director, said: “This will be Charlie’s first loan move and it will be important for him. He has played well at Under-21 level and forced himself in to the First Team training group and match day squads. Conference football will be a different challenge for him and will help his development. Barnet are pushing for promotion and Charlie will be playing high-pressure football. He will also get used to training in a different environment. We will monitor him over the next few months and see how he has progressed when he returns.”
    by Published on 10th February 2014 20:53

    Chuba Akpom has returned to Arsenal following the completion of his loan spell at Brentford. The 18-year-old striker failed to find the net in four substitute appearances for the Bees and is back at the Emirate after his month-long deal expired over the weekend.

    Brentford manager Mark Warburton told the club's website: “It was a pleasure to have Chuba at Brentford for his first loan spell away from his home club. He made an immediate impact both in training and in matches and I hope very much that he returns to Arsenal having benefited from his experience with us. The difficult aspect was that he came to us at a time when the team was performing exceptionally well and as such, it was impossible to make unenforced changes. This meant Chuba did not perhaps get as many minutes on the pitch as he might have initially expected. I would like to thank everyone at Arsenal – particularly Head of Youth Development Liam Brady – for working with us during Chuba’s loan and everyone at Brentford wishes Chuba all the best for the future.”
    by Published on 6th February 2014 22:27

    England Under-17 international Louis Hutton has signed an 18 month Development Squad contract at Bees. The 19-year-old midfield player has been on trial with The Bees and played for the Development Squad in two Under-21 Professional Development League Two South games. This afternoon he signed a deal to keep him at Griffin Park until the summer of 2015 as part of the Under-21 squad. Louis was in Leeds United’s Academy until the age of 14 and then left to join Manchester City. He played four games for England’s Under-17 side in 2010, helping to win a Nordic tournament in Finland, and has also represented his country at Under-16 level. He agreed a termination of his Manchester City contract last week and signed formally for The Bees this afternoon.

    Ose Aibangee, Brentford FC Academy Director, said: “Louis impressed us when he was here on trial. His performances in the matches stood out and he was good in training as well. He also carried himself well at the Training Ground, which is important for us. It is not easy to come in on trial and impress but Louis had the right attitude and showed us he had both the desire and potential to improve. He has a fantastic pedigree and has played internationally with players like James Ward-Prowse and Nathan Redmond, now regulars at Premier League level. I hope Louis continues to improve while he is with us and goes on to have a long and successful Brentford career.”
    by Published on 6th February 2014 22:23

    Brentford boss Mark Warburton plans to send out some of his fringe players when the emergency loan window opens later this week. Fans' favourites Farid El Alagui and Shaleum Logan left the club in January following the arrivals of Chuba Akpom and Nico Yennaris. Warburton admits more players could be heading for the door to get first-team football, with the likes of Scott Barron, Jake Reeves and Toumani Diagouraga in need of regular game time.

    The Griffin Park chief said: “We may look to loan some of our fringe players out to get some games and stay match fit". Warburton swooped to sign Oldham Athletic defender James Tarkowski on deadline day to end the club's long search for another centre-back. He is keeping tabs on Cardiff City winger Kadeem Harris and Everton's Conor McAleny, who both had spells in west London cut short due to injury earlier this campaign. However, he doesn't plan to add to his squad unless there's an injury crisis. He added: “We've just got Adam Forshaw back and Sam Saunders is close. Our squad’s in good shape at the moment, so I don’t see anyone else coming in."
    by Published on 6th February 2014 22:21

    Continuing good form has earned Brentford Manager Mark Warburton and striker Marcello Trotta nominations for the Sky Bet League One Manager of the Month and Player of the Month awards for January. Warburton will be looking to complete an extraordinary double. He was named Sky Bet League One Manager of the Month for December, exactly a month after taking charge. Trotta scored three goals for The Bees in January and set up two more.
    by Published on 6th February 2014 22:19

    Brentford have opened talks with captain Kevin O'Connor and Richard Lee about extending their contracts at Griffin Park. Bees stalwart O'Connor and keeper Lee are in the final six months of their current deals, which are due to expire in the summer. Both players have been restricted to bit-part roles this season. O'Connor has made nine appearances, while Lee has played just five times after missing the beginning of the campaign with a shoulder injury. However, boss Mark Warburton is keen to keep the experienced pair in TW8 and has started negotiations to sign up them up for another year.

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