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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. 

Alfie Mawson

ALFIE MAWSON

Date of Birth: 19/1/1994

Position: Defender

Contract: Professional


Alfie joined the Bees from Reading in June 2010 and went on to make 27 appearances for the Development Squad in his first season, taking over the captaincy for the latter part of the campaign.

As an 18-year-old he appeared in five of Brentford's pre-season friendlies in 2012 and was included in the touring party to Germany where he appeared as a substitute in the Bees opening game against ZFC Meuselwitz. 

Alfie made 11 appearances for the Development Squad in the U21 Professional Development League Two South during the 2012/13 season and also enjoyed a spell on loan at Maidenhead United in the Blue Square South.

The tall-central defender made his first team debut in the League Cup defeat at Derby County in August 2013 before rejoining Maidenhead for a second-loan spell. 

He finished the 2013/14 season as the Development Squad's second top goalscorer with three goals from 12 games. 


LIONEL STONE

Date of Birth: 20/09/1995

Position: Defender

Contract: Professional 


Lionel signed his first professional contract this summer after completing a two-year scholarship with The Bees. 

The central-defender, who has been capped at Under 17 level by Scotland, made 14 appearances for Brentford's Youth Team in 2011/12, scoring once.

Lionel made a further 18 appearances in the U18 Professional Development League Two South and FA Youth Cup during the 2012/13 season. 

Injury meant that Lionel was restricted to just six appearances for the Youth Team and six appearances for the Development Squad last season, scoring twice in the Youth Team's 5-4 win over Cardiff City. 

It was announced in May 2014 that Lionel had agreed a one-year Development Squad contract at Griffin Park.

KIERAN MORRIS

Date of Birth: 26/6/95

Position: Defender

Contract: Professional


Kieran joined The Bees in the summer of 2013 following a successful extended trial.

The 19-year-old defender played for Stourbridge at youth level and was recognised by England Schoolboys in the Under-18 Centenary Shield during the 2012/13 season.

Kieran made five appearances during his extended trial before making nine Development Squad appearances last season. 


AARON GREENE

Date of Birth:

Position: Defender/Midfielder

Contract: Professional


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

The 19-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.

He was invited back in pre-season and started all of Brentford's friendlies before being offered a professional deal ahead of the new season.


Joe Maloney

JOSEPH MALONEY

Date of Birth: 21/03/1995

Position: Midfielder

Contract: Professional 


Joe joined The Bees aged 14 and came through the ranks to earn his first professional contract in October 2013. 

Having endured two injury hit seasons as part of Brentford's Youth Team Joe made 11 appearances for the Development Squad last season scoring in the win over Cardiff City. 

He also had a spell on loan at Burnham of the Southern Football League Premier Division before being offered a new deal this summer. 

Louis Hutton

LOUIS HUTTON

Date of Birth: 09/09/1994

Position: Midfielder

Contract: Professional 


Louis signed an 18 month deal with Brentford's Development Squad in February 2014 having been released by Premier League Champions Manchester City.

The midfielder began his career at Leeds United before joining City at the age of 14.

While at City Louis was capped by England at Under-16 and Under-17 level.

Louis played seven times in the Under-21 Professional Development League Two South last season.

The ball-playing midfielder travelled with the First-Team squad for their Sky Bet League One fixture away at Carlisle in March.

Louis started all of Brentford's pre-season Development Squad friendlies this summer, scoring from the spot against Maidenhead United.

TYRELL MILLER RODNEY

Date of Birth: 23/04/1994

Position: Midfield

Contract: Professional 


Tyrell joined from Fulham in 2010 and signed his first professional contract in 2013 at the end of his two-year scholarship.   

The combative midfielder was too old to play for the Youth Team during the 2012/13 season and made 13 appearances for the Development Squad that campaign as well as spending a period on loan at Northwood in the Evo-Stick Southern League Central Division.

Tyrell was an unused substitute in The Bees Capital One Cup defeat away at Derby County in August and went on to make nine appearances for the Development Squad last season, scoring twice in the defeat against Millwall. 

Last season also saw Tyrell spend time on loan at Skrill South side Maidenhead United. 

EMMANUEL OYELEKE

Date of Birth: 24/12/1992

Position: Midfielder

Contract: Professional


Formerly on the books of Chelsea and Queen’s Park Rangers, Manny – as he is known – was at the FootballCV Academy before joining Brentford.

The midfield player excelled for Brentford’s Youth and Reserve teams in 2010/11, his first season at the Club and continued to prove himself at Development Squad level when completing his scholarship in 2011/12.

He made his Brentford debut in an FA Cup Second Round tie against Wrexham in December 2011.

The 20-year-old made his Football League debut against Milton Keynes Dons on New Year’s Eve 2011 and started in The Bees Capital One Cup victory over Dagenham & Redbridge in August 2013.

Manny spent nearly all of last season on loan at Aldershot Town of the Skrill Premier scoring five goals in 35 appearances for The Shots, helping them overcome a 10 point deduction to retain their Skrill Premier status. 

The 21-year-old signed a further one-year deal deal in the summer of 2014 to remain part of The Bees Development Squad set-up. 


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.