Beehive yourself: Brentford will look to make their move in the loan market

10:32 02 September 2011

MacDonald left the Bees for MK Dons

MacDonald left the Bees for MK Dons

Archant

“Harry Forrester signed for the club on the eve of the new season and turned down Dutch giants Ajax in order to get more first-team football”

The transfer window has slammed shut and Brentford have brought in three players, while one player has now left the club.

Harry Forrester signed for the club on the eve of the new season and turned down Dutch giants Ajax in order to get more first-team football. It was a signing that surprised many, especially because Ajax are such a renowned side.

Forrester made his first start at MK Dons, in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, setting up two goals in the process.

In the final week of the transfer window Brentford signed Watford defender Adam Thompson on a one month loan and it is believed he was signed to cover Shaleum Logan’s injury. Thompson also made his debut against MK Dons, scoring from Forrester’s corner. He defended well against a very good MK Dons side and given that Logan is out for longer than first anticipated it wouldn’t be a surprise if his loan is extended.

The final signing of the transfer window was Mike Grella from Leeds. Grella had not had much of an opportunity at Elland Road, as he was behind Jermaine Beckford and Luciano Becchio, but he made his debut at home to Tranmere and needs some time to get match-fit and adapt to Brentford’s style of football before he can play a major role in the side.

Charlie MacDonald was the only player to leave the club, signing for MK Dons for an undisclosed fee, as a replacement for Sam Baldock who went to West Ham for a sizeable fee.

MacDonald wanted to leave the Bees after feeling he wasn’t going to be playing regularly enough for his liking. He has scored two goals in two games, including an inevitable goal against Brentford in Tuesday’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy clash. It is a shame to lose a player who has had three good seasons with Brentford.

Brentford were looking to make a signing on deadline day for an un-named player, however the deal fell through at the final moment. The Bees can, however, expect some signings when the loan window opens in the coming weeks.

Related articles


Live Blog Deadline Day Sept 1st

 

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest Brentford news

Monday, August 31, 2015
Emmanuel Adebayor of Tottenham celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur on January 1, 2014.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

We round up a busy day of transfer rumours and stories as our London clubs prepare for the final day of the window.

Read more
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Brentford Manager Marinus Dijkhuizen (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Brentford head coach Marinus Dijkhuizen admitted his side were so poor he “didn’t recognise” them as visitors Reading ran riot in a one-sided first half.

Read more
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Karim Benzema of Real Madrid. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

We round up all the latest transfer rumours and stories from the Sunday papers.

Read more
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Andre Gray of Brentford   (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)

Andre Gray was the talk of the post-match press conference after his £9m move from Brentford to Burnley.

Read more
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Alex Pritchard of Spurs has just penned a new long-term deal with the club. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Alex Pritchard penned a new four-year deal this week keeping him with Spurs until 2019.

Read more

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Get ready to take in the beautiful sights of London from above!

Are you always seeking unique ways to see your favourite city? This one is for you.

Read more
Shop till you drop!

Home to top name brands at great prices, TK Maxx is more like a treasure hunt than a shop. Perfect for grabbing a bargain or some hidden gems, you arm yourself with a trolley and go wild.

Read more
Scones, jam and a cup of Earl Grey anyone?

Luxury boutique hotel Flemings Mayfair has recently launched The Drawing Room, London’s most stylish location for afternoon tea.

Read more