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AARON PIERRE RETURNS

Posted: Mon 06 Jan 2014
Author: Ciaran Brett

Development Squad defender returns from Cambridge United loan spell.

Development Squad defender Aaron Pierre has returned to Griffin Park following the completion of his loan spell at Cambridge United. 
The 20-year-old joined The Us on a month long loan at the start of December and scored an injury time winner on his debut in the FA Trophy against St Albans City. 
However a mixture of injury and ineligibility meant he was limited to just one appearance during his time at The R Costings Abbey Stadium.
Cambridge are currently second in the Skrill Premier five points behind leaders Luton Town with three games in hand and, thanks to Arron’s late winner, The Us are in the last 16 of the FA Carlsberg Trophy where they will face League leaders Luton Town. 
The 20-year-old has been at Brentford since the summer of 2011 and signed a new one-year contract earlier in 2013.
Aaron played 19 games from Brentford’s Development Squad in the Under-21 Professional Development League last season and also made his First Team debut in a Johnstone’s Paint Trophy tie against Southend United. 
He was an unused substitute in four further First Team games.
He has made two further First Team appearances as a substitute this season, in a Capital One Cup tie against Derby County and a JPT game against Dagenham and Redbridge, and started all seven games for Brentford’s Development Squad in the Under-21 Professional Development League.
Ose Aibangee, Brentford Academy Director, said: “Playing competitive football is important for someone of Aaron’s age but it is also important that younger players are exposed to different football situations. 
“Even though Aaron’s game time was limited at Cambridge the atmosphere and experience of being involved in a squad pushing for promotion to the Football League is something which he has not experienced before and something he can learn from massively.
“Sending Development Squad players out on loan is not purely about what they learn on the pitch but it also about what they learn mentally and psychologically and from both points of view it has been a very beneficial loan spell for Aaron.”