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Tom Moore, London24 Brentford blogger
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
“Adams played for England in the under-20 World Cup recently and has impressed at the Stadium of Light”
Brentford brought in two players after the loan window opened on Thursday. Blair Adams, Sunderland’s 20-year-old left-back and Miguel Llera, Blackpool’s 32-year-old centre-back both joined on Thursday.
Adams played for England in the under-20 World Cup recently and has impressed at the Stadium of Light. He provides competition for Craig Woodman, who has played most of Brentford’s games since he arrived from Wycombe Wanderers last summer.
Woodman is a steady defender and has done well for the club, but tired towards the end of last season, due to the sheer volume of games played.
If Adams provides some competition and improves the team it can only be a good thing in the long run.
Llera had only been at Blackpool since the summer and it is a surprise to see him shipped out on loan so quickly. He might have had a falling out with Ian Holloway or unhappy at the lack of games he has had early on in the season. The Seasiders have a 24-hour recall clause in the event of an injury crisis.
With Pim Balkestein out on loan at Rochdale and Leon Legge out for a while, it left Karleigh Osborne and Marcel Eger as the only two recognised centre-backs. It’s imperative to have a good squad of players, especially when injuries and suspensions deplete a team.
Brentford beat Wycombe Wanderers 1-0 on Saturday, with Kevin O’Connor scoring the only goal of the game. O’Connor has been at Brentford since 1999 and is a loyal servant to the club. He has now scored at least once a year in competitive games since the 2000/01 season.
Brentford host Colchester United on Tuesday night. It’s always enjoyable to see a Brentford game under the floodlights as there seems to be a better atmosphere. Colchester are a good physical side and the Bees will need to be in form to get a positive result.