Six members of Bees’ successful Development Squad have been offered new terms. The club has also given ten members of the U16 squad scholarships and will keep two more players on extended schoolboy terms.
One year contracts - Josh Clarke (18, defender), Tyrell Miller-Rodney (19, midfielder)
One year contract extension - Antonio German (21, striker), Luke Norris (19, striker), Aaron Pierre (20, defender)
Two year contract extension - Charlie Adams (18, midfielder)
19 year old defender Sam Beale has been out injured for most of this season and has been invited back for pre-season training, when a decision will be made on his future. Jack Uttridge, who joined Bees from Histon on a short-term Academy contract last month
, has been offered a one-year professional contract to join the club’s Development Squad.
Sam Griffiths and Leon Redwood have not been offered new contracts and they will leave Bees at the end of the season. Sam joined in 2011 and the 20-year-old has played 17 Professional Development League games this term, scoring one goal. Leon signed in the summer of 2012 after a successful trial. The 21-year-old left sided player made 15 Professional Development League appearances this season and scored three goals.
The club has not offered professional terms to four young players coming to the end of their scholarships. Defender Stefan Tomasevic, midfield players Max Herbert and Joe Maloney and striker Myles Hippolyte will all leave Brentford at the end of the season. Goalkeeper James Bransgrove has left the club and signed professional terms at Colchester United.
Ten players from the U16 squad will start two-year scholarships with Bees in the summer. Central defenders Audrius Laucys, Gradi Milenge and Daniel Webster, left back Makhosini Ryan Khayne, central midfield players James Ferry and Zain Westbrook, winger Tom Field, midfield player Herson Rodrigues Alves and strikers Seika Jatta and Courtney Senior will all join the club’s full-time youth ranks at the start of the 2013/14 season. Two more youngsters – Bradley Clayton and Jhonttan Castiblanco – will be retained on extended schoolboy forms for the 2013/14 season, making them available for the club’s Youth Team.
Brentford Academy Director Ose Aibangee said: “We have high hopes for this group of players. We have kept 12 players on from the Under-16 squad and given ten of them full-time scholarships. That is a high number compared to recent years at Brentford and shows the work being done in the Academy is starting to bear fruit. However, it is only if these players keep developing and get in to the First Team picture that we can be truly happy. We look forward to working with these young players over the next two years and helping them develop to be the best they can be”.