One positive thing to come out of Brentford’s disappointing loss at Bolton on Saturday was the positive impact made by substitute Jon Toral – capped by his debut goal in a Brentford shirt after he hammered the ball into the net after a delicious bit of chest control.
For a number of weeks Toral has been “making things happen” in fleeting cameo appearances – and in the last week both Mark Warburton and David Weir have hinted that he is very close to breaking into the starting line-up.
Toral’s chance may now come by default anyway – an injury to Alan McCormack will force Warbs to shuffle his pack, with Moses Odubajo likely to shift back to full back ahead of Toral’s former Arsenal club-mate Nico Yennaris
JT – a product of the Barcelona and then Arsenal academies – clearly has pedigree in his play. He has good control and the intelligence to create an opening either for himself or a team-mate.
He’s also still eligible to play at International Level for either Spain or England – so regular football at Championship level could give his own career a significant positive impact.
With Brentford currently stalling slightly in the “goals for” column, his inclusion in the first team could be just what is needed to help propel The Bees back into form, whether adding to his own tally or creating opportunities for his team-mates with some tricky fixtures ahead during November.
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