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    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.
    by Published on 6th February 2014 22:14

    Tony Craig has revealed his hand will be in plaster for at least another month – but he insists it won't affect his game in the least. The Brentford defender broke two bones in the top of hand during the win over Gillingham two weeks ago, and after having it strapped up, returned to the pitch to see the game out. With centre back partner Harlee Dean still injured for the win over Bristol City four days later, missing any game time did not even cross Craig's mind as he played with a cast over his hand.

    “I've had a broken metatarsal before, but never a broken hand,” said the former Millwall man. “I never even thought about leaving the pitch, the adrenaline was pumping, and I'm the sort of person who will stay on if I can. The medical staff here were superb. They had two casts made up for me by the following day – one for playing football in and one for everyday use, and I will be wearing them for another four or five weeks at least, but it has not affected my game so far, and I will not let it in the future. Once you're out there on the pitch with the adrenaline pumping again, you don't even think about it.”

    Dean was back alongside Craig for Saturday's 1-1 draw at Shrewsbury, but it was a defensive error in the final minute which saw all three points snatched away from the Bees. Craig said: “It was a windy day, and to lose the lead in the last minute was disappointing – but we're a team who can bounce back, although it won't be easy against Crawley. Kevin O'Connor did excellently well filling in while Harlee was injured, but it was good to have Harlee back. We have played a lot of games together, and our partnership seems to work.”
    by Published on 31st January 2014 17:04

    Brentford have completed the signing of central defender James Tarkowski from Oldham Athletic for an undisclosed fee. The 21-year-old has signed on at Griffin Park until the summer of 2017. As part of the deal, James will return to Oldham on loan when the loan window reopens next Saturday, February 8. Mark Warburton, Brentford FC Manager, said: “James is a very talented young defender who we have monitored for a period of months. He is a good footballing centre half, he is comfortable in possession and has a good physique. We are delighted we have been able to get him to Brentford on a permanent basis. It will give us good choice at centre half and excellent quality in that position. James ticks the box for us in terms of his age and he has lots of development left in him. We think this is a very good piece of business for the Club. James will go back to Oldham for a month when the loan window opens. He will come back to us later in the season and is a big part of our plans for the future.”

    James came through the youth ranks at Oldham and made his debut for The Latics as an 18-year-old scholar in January 2011, against Brentford. He played nine games in the 2010/11 season and turned professional that summer, playing 18 games in 2011/12 and scoring his first Oldham goal. James played 26 games last season and has established himself at first choice at Boundary Park in 2013/14. He has played 26 of Oldham’s 28 Sky Bet League One matches this season and 36 in all competitions, scoring three goals.
    by Published on 30th January 2014 22:40

    Development Squad midfield player Emmanuel Oyeleke has returned from his loan spell at Aldershot Town. Emmanuel, better known to most as Manny, joined The Shots on a Youth Loan in August in a deal that expired but before Christmas. The loan was extended until Tuesday, January 28, but has now come to an end. Manny has returned to Brentford and will be training with The Bees over the come days. In five months at Aldershot Manny made 33 appearances, playing in both midfield and at right back, and scored four goals.

    Ose Aibangee, Brentford Academy Director, said: “Manny did very well at Aldershot. “We had good reports both about the way he played and also with the way he conducted himself as a professional. The extension of the loan allowed Manny to play through the busy Christmas period and he got to experience that side of life as a professional footballer. He will come back to us now and we can have a look at how he has developed as a player and a person during his loan. Manny has been in and around the First Team in the past and we hope he can push on again. But we will make a decision about the rest of the season in the coming days and weeks and it may be that another loan spell will be to his benefit.”
    by Published on 30th January 2014 22:38

    Brentford defender Shaleum Logan has joined SPL side Aberdeen on loan for the rest of the season. The 25-year-old has been restricted to a bit-part role since Alan McCormack established himself as first-choice right-back in October, which has coincided with the club's 17-game unbeaten run. However, Logan has featured more regularly since Mark Warburton took charge before Christmas and has started the past two games. The arrival of versatile Arsenal defender Nico Yennaris increased speculation about his future, with the former Manchester City full-back's contract due to expire at the end of the season. We reported this morning that the Dons were interested in taking Logan on loan, and he has followed Farid El Alagui north of the border. Logan made 104 appearances for the Bees since his arrival in 2011, scoring five goals.[
    by Published on 30th January 2014 13:24

    Brentford defender Shaleum Logan has been linked with a shock loan move to SPL side Aberdeen. The 25-year-old has been restricted to a bit-part role since Alan McCormack established himself as first-choice right-back in October, which has coincided with the club's 17-game unbeaten run. However, Logan has featured more regularly since Mark Warburton took charge before Christmas and has started the past two games. The arrival of versatile Arsenal defender Nico Yennaris has increased speculation about his future, with the former Manchester City full-back's contract due to expire at the end of the season.
    by Published on 30th January 2014 08:19

    Brentford boss Mark Warburton remains hopeful of signing another defender before the transfer window closes on Friday. The Bees have already brought in Alan Judge, Chuba Akpom and Nico Yennaris this month, but the search for a new centre-back has so far proved fruitless. Brentford remain interested in re-signing Wigan's Rob Kiernan, while Oldham Athletic defender James Tarkowski is also on their radar. Captain Kevin O'Connor has filled the void in the absence of the injured Harlee Dean, but Warburton will press ahead with plans to bolster his options ahead of the deadline. He said: "We had no doubts about Kevin. He's had injuries but he's come though. He always works hard in training and he's the ultimate pro."

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