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ACADEMY PLAYERS RETURN AFTER LOANS END

Posted: Thu 01 May 2014
Author: Chris Wickham
Image by: Mark D Fuller

Five young Brentford Academy players back at Griffin Park after non-league season ends

With the non-league season now over Brentford’s young on loan players have returned to Griffin Park.

There were five Bees Academy players out with non-league clubs at the end of the season that are now back with Brentford.

Development Squad midfield player Emmanuel Oyeleke has returned from a loan spell at Aldershot Town.

He spent most of the season with the Hampshire side in two spells, playing 40 games and scoring five goals.

Development Squad central defender Alfie Mawson’s loan spell at Welling United has now ended.

A knee injury prevented him playing in the last month of his loan with the Skrill Premier side but Alfie managed nine games for the South London side.

He scored one goal – against Gateshead – in his two months at Welling.

Three of Brentford’s Youth Team players have been out on work experience.

Goalkeeper Joe Taylor played five games for Ryman League Division One South Eastbourne Town during his time with the South Coast side.

Joe kept one clean sheet in his time with Eastbourne.

Midfield player Lewis Lavender and defender George Pilbeam have been on work experience with Calor League Premier Division Burnham.

George played nine games for the Buckinghamshire side while Lewis played six.

Ose Aibangee, Brentford FC Academy Director, said: “We have had excellent reports on those loan moves, both from the clubs and the players.

“We have been told the players have contributed and, more importantly, they have been a credit to Brentford Football Club in the way they have conducted themselves on and off the pitch.

“Our scouts have also been to watch the players and given us feedback on how they have done.

“A spell out on loan is a chance for young players to feature in competitive First Team matches.

“They can play in games where there is a great deal at stake and our lads have done that.

“They also get to experience life outside Brentford and learn a bit more about being a footballer.

“This will help their development and their future career, whether that is at Brentford or elsewhere.

“We are happy with how these loans have gone.”