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Brentford B Profiles

Profiles of the players that make up Brentford's B Team this season

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DOMINIC KURASIK

Position: Goalkeeper

Date of Birth: 04/11/1996

Signed from Stoke City in the summer of 2016. Previous loan spells include time with non-league sides Stafford Rangers and Congleton Town. His performances for Brentford B earned him a call-up to the First Team bench, and squad number 34, as cover for Daniel Bentley when Jack Bonham was injured at the start of the 2016/17 season.

ELLERY BALCOMBE

Position: Goalkeeper

Date of Birth: 15/10/1999

Signed on a professional contract in the 2016/17 season. Ellery has been capped twice by the England Under-18 squad, receiving his first call-up in September 2016 and making his debut against Sweden the following month.

DIMI KYRIATZIS

Position: Goalkeeper

Date of Birth: 28/11/1998

Signed on a free after he left Henley Town in the spring of 2016. The Greek teenager started his career with Fulham on schoolboy forms. Upon leaving Craven Cottage, he had trials with several London clubs before agreeing to sign for The Bees.

LUKAS TALBRO

Position: Defender

Date of Birth: 24/5/1999

Lukas joined The Bees from Odense Boldklub in the summer of 2016. The Danish fullback, who started out at local clubs Hojby and then Boldklubben 1913, has been capped for his national team at various youth levels. On 20 October 2016, he made his debut for Denmark's Under-18 side, playing the full 90 minutes in a 1-1 draw with Belarus.

NATHAN FOX

Position: Defender

Date of Birth: 8/9/1996

Signed from Cray Wanderers in January 2016 after a week's trial with The Bees. Nathan started his career as a youth with Norwich City before making appearances for several non-league sides.

MANNY ONARIASE

Position: Defender

Date of Birth: 21/10/1996

Joined from West Ham United in January 2016 for an undisclosed fee. He joined The Hammers at age 12 and was a regular in every team as he progressed through the ranks in East London. In October 2016, he was named on the bench for Brentford's First Team match against Derby County and handed the number 36 jersey.

CHRIS MEPHAM

Position: Defender

Date of Birth: 5/11/1997

A product of the previous Academy system at Brentford, Chris has been with the Club since he was in his mid-teens. The centre-back signed his first professional contract with The Bees after completing a two-year scholarship at the end of the 2015/16 season.

JARVIS EDOBOR

Position: Defender

Date of Birth: 12/6/1999

Signed from Chalfont St Peter at the end of last season. Jarvis, who can play at centre-back or on the left, impressed the coaching staff after a week of trials while preparing for his exams at Uxbridge High School.

ILIAS CHATZITHEODORIDIS

Position: Defender

Date of Birth: 5/11/1997

Ilias began his career in the Arsenal Academy in his native Greece, at a training centre near his home in Thessaloniki. He moved over to England as a teenager, training with The Gunners' First Team on several occasions. He signed a two-year deal with Brentford in August 2016, getting his first call-up to the First Team matchday squad (and shirt number 35) for the match against Wolverhampton Wanderers in September.

REECE COLE

Position: Midfielder

Date of Birth: 17/2/1998

Reece joined Brentford as a youngster and completed a scholarship before signing a professional contract with The Bees in February 2016. Before that he had been called up to the First Team squad in April 2015, when he was named on the bench for a Championship match against Cardiff City. For the 2016/17 season he was given the squad number 32 when selected for the EFL Cup fixture against Exeter City.

JAMES FERRY

Position: Midfielder

Date of Birth: 20/4/1997

James signed his first professional contract with Brentford after completing a scholarship as captain of the Youth Team in June 2015. The central midfielder has missed very little football since making the step up to Flemming Pedersen's squad. His first call-up to the First Team squad was at Ipswich Town at the end of the 2015/16 season, he also travelled with the First Team to Aston Villa in September 2016.

ZAIN WESTBROOKE

Position: Midfielder

Date of Birth: 28/10/1996

Zain arrived at Jersey Road as a teenager, hardly missing a minute of football on his way through a scholarship with the Club. The middle man was named captain of the B Team for the 2016/17 season.

HERSON ALVES

Position: Midfielder

Date of Birth: 5/1/1997

Herson came through an injury hit scholarship to prove his worth and sign a professional contract in February 2015. Later that year, the winger played two games for Hampton and Richmond Borough during a one-month loan spell with the National League South side.

KYJUON MARSH-BROWN

Position: Midfielder

Date of Birth: 5/12/1997

Signed after a successful spell in Brentford's previous Academy system, Kyjuon is a pacey winger who is often deployed on the left or right of a front three. In 2015, he was given his first experience of international duty with Antigua and Barbuda, but didn't make an appearance as the Caribbean nation tried to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games.

BRADLEY CLAYTON

Position: Forward

Date of Birth: 2/7/1997

Another member of the squad to come through the youth ranks at Brentford. Bradley's impressive scoring record helped convince the Club to offer him a contract in the summer of 2015. He was a key figure in the Under-18's run to the PDL Two Play-Off Final.

JUSTIN SHAIBU

Position: Forward

Date of Birth: 28/10/1997

The Danish forward began his career at home with HB Koge, where his performances earned him caps for the Denmark youth teams of Under-17 and Under-18 levels. In September 2014, he scored his first international goal in an Under-18 match against Montenegro, a game that finished 2-0. Justin joined The Bees in July 2016 and made his First Team debut a month later, coming on as a substitute in Extra Time during the EFL Cup match against Exeter City.

MARC RIO

Position: Forward

Date of Birth: 21/1/1997

Marc Rio Borruel signed for Brentford following his departure from FC Barcelona in July 2016. The former student at La Masia played a series of high profile games for the Spanish club, including making appearances in the UEFA Youth League.

DANNY PARISH

Position: Forward

Date of Birth: 18/10/1998

Danny played in the Kent Youth League before signing up for a scholarship and then a professional contract with The Bees. He is part of a very select group of world footballers, at any age level, to have scored against both Inter Milan and Barcelona. The goals came in two friendlies during 2014, a 2-1 victory over Inter and a 2-1 defeat to Barca at La Masia.

SEIKA JATTA

Position: Forward

Date of Birth: 3/3/1997

Seika signed a two-year contract with the squad in the summer of 2015 after completing his scholarship at Jersey Road. During his time with the Youth Team Seika scored eight goals in 24 appearances before signing his new deal.