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Brentford FC Development Squad Profiles

Development Squad Profiles 


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MARK SMITH

Date of Birth

Position: Goalkeeper   

Contract: Professional    


Mark joined The Bees from local neighbours QPR in May 2014 after a successful trial. 

The 18-year-old had been Rangers' Youth Team first-choice stopper for most of the previous two seasons before joining Brentford. 

A lifelong Bees fan Mark made four appearances for the Youth Team and Development Squad at the end of the 2013/14 season before signing a one-year Development Squad deal at Griffin Park. 

AARON GREENE

Date of Birth:

Position: Defender/Midfielder

Contract: Professional


Aaron joined Brentford in August 2014 following an extended trial at Griffin Park.

The 20-year-old began his career with his local side Harlow Town before moving to Heybridge Swifts.

The left-sided player, capable of playing in defence or in midfield, came to The Bees attention playing for Chelmsford City in the Skrill South during the 2013/14 season.

Aaron played 12 times for The Hawks before joining Brentford on trial in March 2014, scoring on his debut at home to Cardiff City in the U21 Professional Development League Two South fixture at Griffin Park.

Last season Aaron was a regular in the Development Squad making 25 appearances in total and was offered a one-year contract extension to take him through to the summer of 2016.


AUDRIUS LAUCYS

Date of Birth:5/1/97 

Position: Defender 

Contract: Professional

 

The powerful defender signed his first professional contract at Griffin Park in the summer of 2015 after completing his two-year scholarship.

The Lithuanian Under-16 captain played every minute in the 2012 Milk Cup victory scoring the opening goal against CSKA Moscow in the group stages. 

Audrius made seven appearances for the Youth Team and Development Squad playing up as an Under-16 during the 2012/13 season. 

His first season as a scholar was disrupted by injury with Audrius making 19 appearances in league and FA Youth Cup scoring three goals.

Last season he established himself in the Youth Team as they reached the final of the Under-18 PDL Two Play-Offs making 24 appearances, scoring once.

 


GRADI MILENGE

Date of Birth: 29/10/96

Position: Defender

Contract: Professional


Gradi is a powerful, athletic defender who has come through the ranks with The Bees. 

The North Londoner made seven appearances for the Youth Team as an Under 16 during the 2012/13 season. 

Gradi impressed as a first-year scholar making 24 appearances and earning the Youth Team Player of the Year award after a unanimous vote by his teammates. 

Last season Gradi captained the Youth Team to the Under-18 PDL Two Play-Off final making 22 appearances for Jon De Souza's side.

He also made 11 appearances for the Development Squad before signing a one-year professional contract in the summer of 2015.


JAMES FERRY

Date of Birth: 20/04/97

Position: Midfielder

Contract: Professional


Youth Team Captain James Ferry signed a one-year professional contract in June 2015 after leading Brentford to the final of the Under-18 PDL Two Play-Off.

James captained Brentford to the Milk Cup title in 2012 playing every minute of the competition scoring three times, including the opening goal in the final against Everton.

The tall-midfielder missed much of the rest of the 2012/13 campaign due to injury but returned to make 17 league and cup appearances during the 2013/14 season, scoring in the defeat against Millwall. 

Last season he made 16 appearances for the Youth Team, scoring five goals, also playing ten times for the Development Squad.

 


HERSON RODRIGUES ALVES

Date of Birth: 5/1/97

Position: Midfielder

Contract: Professional


Herson ended 18 months of frustration by signing a first professional contract with The Bees in February 2015.

Injury and registration issues had restricted him to just eight Under-18 matches in nearly two seasons ahead of signing his professional deal which takes him through to summer 2016.

The midfielder immediately set about making up for lost time scoring three goals in eight matches as Brentford's Youth Team made the Under-18 PDL Two final.

Herson was a key member of the 2012 Dale Farm Milk Cup win as he scored in both the Semi-Final and Final of the 2012 Milk Cup win having featured in all the games over the week.

COURTNEY SENIOR

Date of Birth: 30/6/97

Position: Forward

Contract: Professional


Courtney announced himself as a 15-year-old when he was named Player of the Tournament as Brentford won the 2012 Milk Cup. 

A pacey and direct wide player, who can play through the middle, Courtney scored his first Youth Team goal as an Under 16 during the 2012/13 season. 

As a first-year scholar Courtney made 25 appearances in the U18 Professional Development League Two South and FA Youth Cup scoring six goals as well as adding two in the 4-1 friendly win over AZ Alkmaar.

Last season Courtney made 13 appearances for Lee Carsley's side, scoring twice, as well as appearing ten times for the Youth Team.

He also spent a month on loan at Wycombe Wanderers in Sky Bet League Two, making his professional debut in The Chairboys defeat to Plymouth Argyle ahead of signing a two-year Development Squad deal at Griffin Park.

Courtney make his full Brentford debut in August when he appeared in the Capital One Cup defeat to Oxford United at Griffin Park.

BRADLEY CLAYTON

Date of Birth: 2/7/97 

Position: Striker

Contract: Professional


Bradley secured his first Professional contract in the summer of 2015 after his goals helped Brentford to the Under-18 PDL Two Play-Off Final.

Bradley shared his time as a scholar between training and sitting his A-Levels but managed to rack up 20 goals in 32 starts, including 15 last campaign, for the Youth Team over two years.

The diminutive striker also scored four goals in 11 starts for the Development Squad as a scholar last season.

Bradley was also member of the Milk Cup winning side the 16-year-old featured in four of the five games, including the Semi-Final and Final.

Jermaine Udumaga

JERMAINE UDUMAGA

Date of Birth: 

Position: Midfielder

Contract: Professional 


Jermaine signed a one-year Development Squad contract in June 2014 following a successful trial.

The 19-year-old was a scholar at Oxford United before joining The Bees on trial during the 2013/14 season.

The dynamic midfielder played four Under-21 Professional Development League Two South games on trial before being offered a one-year deal in the summer.