Bidwell and Forshaw get their just rewards
Brentford’s young left back Jake Bidwell, and midfield supremo, Adam Forshaw, have both made the PFA Sky Bet League One team of the year.
Forshaw’s inclusion will come as no surprise, the former Everton youngster being crowned League One Player of the Year earlier this season, but Bidwell is sure to be delighted that his stratospheric improvement this season has been recognised.
This honour comes after Bidwell was recently mooted in the press as a possible England U-21 inclusion, given that he will be a Championship player next season.
Women see off QPR to claim Cup
In what continues to be a hugely successful month for the club as a whole, Brentford’s women’s side have today defeated QPR in the Capital Women’s Intermediate Cup final.
Their heroic (heroinic?) 5-1 triumph came courtesy of goals from Latoya Bailey, Hannah Noonan and a wonderful hat-trick from Ashley Cheatley.
The girls can add their trophy to their promotion in what has been a real breakthrough season.
Dean follows Forshaw into the operating theatre
Harlee Dean has today undergone an operation to stamp out a recurrent abdominal injury that has plagued the defender’s season.
Getwestlondon reported that the club wanted to use the early promotion as a chance to get the procedure over with as quickly as possible with Dean determined to “come back even better next time”.
Players unimpressed with Colchester debacle
According to getwestlondon, both Alan McCormack and Stuart Dallas, both of whom started in the dismal 4-1 defeat at Colchester on Saturday were embarrassed by the display.
McCormack admitted “it was disgraceful and we are ashamed”. Similarly, Dallas was so frustrated that he refused to celebrate his first goal for the club, his cracking drive from the edge of the area proving the Bees’ only consolation.
When asked, the midfielder responded “it’s come at a bad time, and I don’t want to talk about a goal that means nothing”.
If nothing else, the events in Essex have ensured that the players go into the final game looking to prove themselves as worthy for the Championship in front of a full house at Griffin Park against already relegated Stevenage.