Bees sign Glasgow Rangers midfielder
Brentford have signed signing Rangers starlet, 20 yr old Lewis McLeod for £850k.
The Scottish U21 international won Scottish Young Player of the Month for November and has scored 11 goals in 52 appearances for the Glasgow team .
The creative midfielder, who has been at Rangers since he is 10 years old, is undertaking a medical at Griffin Park very shortly which indicates he could be in the squad for the game against Brighton if needs be.
Simon Leslie from The Rangers Supporters Trust told Beesotted:
“Yes unfortunately a brilliant young player is off to pastures new. Sadly Rangers’ most promising player looks set to depart for England. It’s no real surprise the lad’s leaving and I we all wish Lewis all the best in what is sure to be a promising future – hopefully one day back at Ibrox. Once a Ranger always a Ranger”.
Andrew Gardener from the Falkirk Brentford supporters crew said:
“He’s undoubtedly their best and probably their only player this season”.
Gordon Strachan called Macleod into the senior Scottish squad for the first time last November, ahead of the European qualifier against the Republic of Ireland and a friendly against England, saying he was “Not just coming along to make up the numbers”.
Watch McLeod’s overhead kick goal against Livingstone right here
Spurs reject Pritchard Bid
Spurs have rejected Brentford’s attempt to turn the loan of Alex Pritchard into a permanent transfer next month.
Brentford were eager to sign the 21-year-old attacking midfielder on a permanent deal. Spurs believe he still could have a first-team future at White Hart Lane.
Spurs believe that Pritchard could follow in the steps of Andros Townsend, Harry Kane and Ryan Mason from academy to 1st team success.
It’s a very important time in Pritchard’s career. The wrong move now could make or break him. Will it be 1st team football at Brentford or maybe-or-maybe-not making the 1st team at Spurs in the next 12 months.? Let’s hope both Tottenham and Pritch will both make the decision.
Brentford return from Wolves with ‘nil point’ after losing an exciting battle 2-1 against their black country Division 1 promotion colleagues.
Despite tons of possession (65%), the Bees were not able to make their domination count with a late deflected goal from Danny Baath bringing the Bees back into the game after being 2-0 down, causing Wolves fans to chew their nails to the bone for the final 8 minutes (including extra time).
Mark Warburton was not too impressed that the referee missed an offside decision for Wolves’ first goal:
“You don’t mind mistakes because you learn from that or outstanding quality, but the guy is three yards offside. Everyone sees it and it is missed again and I am amazed at this level that we keep getting punished in this manner.
“I appreciate we have the luxury of seeing replays but you can’t make mistakes like that at this level.
“I don’t want to sit here and say we were unlucky but I thought that we dominated long spells of the game. “We made some good chances and we have to be more clinical in front of goal.
“We looked dangerous and and I am staggered we have come away with nothing. We have played a lot worse and come out with something in games
You can listen to the post-Wolves podcast … from the train home after the match right here …
Wycombe looking for Mawson extension
Wycombe are looking to extend the loan spell of defender Alfie Mawson.
The player has been a revelation for Wycombe with a number of man-of-the-match performances.
Manager Gareth Ainsworth told Get Bucks: “I’m going to try (to extend the loan) as we want to keep our best players, and Alfie has been a real consistent high performer for us. We’ll watch this space on that one”
Championship transfer rumours heat up
Derby and Wolves chasing Leicester striker Chris Wood on loan.
Derby County are also reportedly looking at Czech striker CSKA Moscow’s Tomas Necid and have also been linked with Watford’s Troy Deeney and Aston Villa’s Darren Bent – currently on loan at Brighton.
Bournemouth are apparently looking at £5m rated Wigan midfielder Callum McManaman as Malkay MacKay looks to reshape his struggling side.
Beesotted did a poll of best/worst teams Brentford have played and best/worst awaydays so far this season.
Ipswich topped the poll of best teams whereas Leeds topped the poll of worst team. Nottingham Forest 3-1 victory was voted best away day and the 4-0 defeat at Boro was deemed the the worst overall.