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Brentford have today signed former Tottenham goalkeeper David Button from Charlton for an undisclosed fee on a two year deal to replace Simon Moore who departed for Cardiff yesterday.

Button, 24, signed for the Addicks from Tottenham Hotspur last summer has been backup to ex-Bees keeper Ben Hamer

He has had loan spells previously with a number of league clubs including Barnsley, Doncaster Rovers, Shrewsbury Town and Plymouth Argyle.

The stopper was heavily capped by England as a yougster between the U16-U20 age categories.

Button will battle it out with youngster Jack Bonham for the number one shirt at the start of the season, with Richard Lee currently injured.

Charlton manager Chris Powell said “We’ve reluctantly accepted the offer from Brentford and allowed David to move on,”

“David is a good goalkeeper and one we had high hopes for. However, invariably he wants to play first-team football and due to the form of Ben Hamer he has been unable to do so.

Brentford Manager Uwe Rösler said:

“We always felt we had to have a Plan B in place in case we had offers for Simon Moore.

“We decided David was the perfect choice for us.

“He is at the right age and he is very hungry to make the number one spot his own.

“As soon as Simon left, David was our first choice.

“David will face strong competition for the goalkeeper spot from Jack Bonham and Richard Lee, when Richard is fit again.

“We have been strong there (in the goalkeeping positions) over the past two seasons and are even stronger this year.

“Richard Lee and Simon Moore have won matches for us; goalkeeper is a crucial position and David is a very good player.

“I am very happy with the signing.”

Button is expected to make his debut tonight vs Cardiff at Griffin Park