Brentford have bolstered their squad ahead of Saturday’s eagerly anticipated visit of Sheffield United with the capture of two eye catching loan signings.
Defender Lee Hodson has joined from Watford whilst Marcello Trotta has made the short hop across West London from Craven Cottage. Both will be with the Bees, initially at least, until 13th January.
Hodson is well known to Sporting Director Mark Warburton and has made almost 100 appearances for the Hornets in the Championship as well as establishing himself as a regular in the Northern Ireland side. Having joined Watford as a trainee, the 21-year old defender made his debut for the Hornet’s First Team in their 3-1 victory over Derby in at the end of the 2008/09 Season. The following Season, he established his place in the side, making a total of 34 appearances and continued to hold down a regular starting berth in both the 2009/10 and 2010/11 Seasons, making over 50 further appearances.
This Season, despite featuring prominently in August, Hodson has subsequently found his opportunities limited under new Boss Gianfranco Zola.
Marcello Trotta will be a name many Brentford fans recognise with the youngster having enjoyed a hugely successful loan spell in League 1 last Season, netting eight times in as many games for a struggling Chairboys side.
The 20 year-old joined Fulham as a trainee in July 2011 before enjoying his first taste of League action with Wycombe last Season. The highly rated youngster has featured for England at Under-19 level although has only featured once so far for the Cottagers, in their 1-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday in August’s Carling Cup Fixture.
Fulham have given permission for Marcelo to play in the Bee’s FA Cup Tie against Bradford, whilst both players will be eligible for the Bee’s Johnson Paint Trophy Fixture at Southend and it is hoped both will be significant additions to what is a Bees squad recently depleted by injuries to key personnel.
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