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Brentford consider ground-share options

Brentford are considering what their ground-share options would be if they were to win promotion to the Premier League this season.

The Premier League has stated that clubs playing in their league must be all-seater and Brentford, with its much loved terraces, does’t fit the bill.

The club have to formally notify the Premier League by the end of December what their plans will be for the 2015/16 if they happened to get promoted to the Premier League.

The club could look at either adapting Griffin Park to make it all seater or ground-sharing with a local club – according to Sky Sports News, ideally a non-football club.

Groundshare suggestions include Loftus Rd, Craven Cottage, Wembley and Harlequins’ Stoop Stadium.

Brentford plan to move into their new stadium at Lionel Road in 2017/18.

Assuming Brentford were unable to play at Griffin Park, what would be your option for a ground-share (click here)?

Saunders Scores in Bristol City rout

Sam Saunders scored an unstoppable free-kick as he ramped up his return from injury to help Brentford development squad maul Bristol City 5-1.

First-teamers James Tarkoswki and Nico Yennaris also featured in the match which also saw goals from Montell Moore (2), Jermaine Udumaga and Daniel O’Shaughnessey.

Loan Window Closes on Thursday

The loan window closes on Thursday with rumour that Brentford are tracking Watford defender Tommie Hoban according to Get West London. The 21 year old came on a a sub in Watford’s 2-1 win over the Bees in September.

Sporting director Frank McParland is also eying potential permanent signings in January has stated he will only enter the transfer market if “special players’ are available.

Brentford, who were dubbed “LoanFord” by Talk Sport’s Adrian Durham last season for their successful ‘try-and-buy’ strategy which got them promoted from Division 1, brought in 12 new players over the summer – only 3 of whom were on loan.

“It’s been much easier for us to sign quality players permanently once we achieved promotion to The Championship” a senior official told Beesotted. “Many of them quite simply didn’t want to commit to a Division 1 team”.

And McParland hasn’t ruled out the idea of signing a ‘marquee’ player if the right person turns up.

“If the three of us really like a player and it is going to cost some money, Matthew will look at it and if we can do it, we’ll do it.”

Meanwhile, Brentford’s opponents on Saturday are looking to sign Leicester City winger Anthony Knockaert on loan before the weekend’s game.

Post-Fulham Reactions

“We didn’t realise how big this game really was until we started playing in it and you saw the fans’ reactions from all of the goals today” – Moses Odubajo (Brentford full back)

I passed the ball out to Jota and when it went in I just fell to the ground celebrating. I couldn’t believe it. It is the best way to win” – Alan Judge (Brentford midfielder)

“I am not concerned about a mistake from Harlee; I am more concerned if he doesn’t want the ball. Mistakes will come and he will learn. There was a tremendous reaction to go and get the goal” – Mark Warburton (Brentford manager)

“You can’t explain the feeling of a last minute goal.I imagine if you take drugs you will not get a better feeling than that. For the ten to 15 seconds I don’t think there was a better feeling in the world. It was unbelievable” – Harlee Dean (Brentford defender)

“Not a lot got said in the changing room between the players straight after because we’re all absolutely gutted. We’re just absolutely gutted we haven’t got a win, or a point minimum.” – Marcus Bettelini (Fulham keeper)