Brentford captain Harlee Dean believes Jota will need time to adjust to being back in English football after the Bees recalled him from his loan spell at Eibar.

The Spaniard is a popular figure at Griffin Park and became known for scoring last-minute goals; doing so against west London rivals Fulham in both the game at Griffin Park and the 4-1 triumph at Craven Cottage.

Personal problems meant Jota returned to Spain with Eibar last January but, after making only five La Liga appearances this season, Brentford elected to recall him and he may make his return to action against Eastleigh on Saturday, provided he receives international clearance.

Captain: Harlee Dean

Dean is delighted to see him back but urged caution as the Spaniard readjusts to life in England.

“He’s always been our player and it’s good that he’s coming back,” the captain said.

“He’s got to get in this team first, to be honest. It’s good that he’s back. He’ll need some games to get sharp and to get used to the level again.

“We’ve got some good boys in the dressing room at the minute. It’s good news but I’m not going to get carried away and put too much pressure on him.”

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