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Brentford squad 2017/18: A look at the boys in red and white aiming to set the Championship alight

The Bees finished 10th in the Championship last season and the squad will be looking to improve on that finish in the coming months ahead

With Brentford back in pre-season training, preparation has well and truly begun ahead of the new campaign.

The Bees finished 10th in the Championship last season and the squad will be looking to improve on that finish in the coming months ahead.

The west Londoners have made two signings so far this campaign with Luke Daniels and Henrik Dalsgaard coming through the door at Griffin Park.

Alan McCormack left on a free transfer at the end of last season, while Jack Bonham has just signed for Carlisle United on loan.

With the transfer window opening on Saturday, GetWestLondon has produced an overview of the current Brentford squad going into the 2017/18 campaign.

Goalkeepers

Dan Bentley celebrates Scott Hogan's hat-trick(Image: Getty Images Europe)

Dan Bentley

DoB: 13/07/1993. Born: Basildon, England

Bentley moved to Brentford in the summer of 2016, with Southend United receiving a fee in compensation.

The stopper had a strong first season at Griffin Park, establishing himself as number one, and kept 13 clean sheets over the course of the campaign.

You can read more about Bentley here.

Luke Daniels

DoB: 05/01/1988. Born: Bolton, England

Daniels joined the Bees in June 2017 after two seasons at Scunthorpe as their number one goalkeeper.

He started his senior career with West Bromwich Albion and had a host of loan moves prior to establishing himself at the Iron.

You can read more about Daniels here.

Jack Bonham (on loan at Carlisle United)

DoB: 14/09/1993. Born: Stevenage, England

Bonham started his career at Watford and, infamously, made his one and only appearance against Leeds, when he started the day not even expecting to be on the bench.

The stopper only made one Championship start for Brentford, coming against Barnsley on Easter Monday where he impressed.

You can read more about Bonham here.

Defenders

Maxime Colin(Image: Get West London)

Maxime Colin

DoB: 15/11/1991. Born: Arras, France

The Frenchman joined Brentford in 2015 and has impressed since joining the club.

He started his career with Boulogne before moving on to Troyes and then Belgian side Anderlecht in 2014.

The France U20 international has scored four goals in 59 Championship appearances for the club.

You can read more about Colin here.

Andreas Bjelland

DoB: 11/07/1998. Born: Fredensborg, Denmark.

The centre back joined Brentford from FC Twente and suffered a cruciate ligament injury on his debut against Oxford in 2015.

He made 28 appearances for the Bees last year, with the majority of them coming at left back and captained the Bees in Harlee Dean's absence.

You can read more about Bjelland here.

Harlee Dean

Harlee Dean(Image: West London News)

DoB: 26/07/1991. Born: Basingstoke, England

The captain is heading into his sixth full season with the Bees and could bring up 250 league appearances for the Bees in 2018.

Dean has scored eight times in league matches and is one of a handful of players still at the club when they won promotion to the Championship three years ago.

You can read more about the skipper here.

John Egan

DoB: 20/10/1992. Born: Cork, Republic of Ireland

Egan was one of the club's first summer signings last summer, joining the Bees from Gillingham with the Kent side receiving compensation for the centre back.

He impressed at the start of the season, earning his first Republic of Ireland cap, but slipped behind Yoann Barbet in the pecking order at Griffin Park.

You can read about Egan in more depth here.

Rico Henry

Rico Henry on the ball(Image: Paul Burgman/Press-Photos.com)

DoB: 08/07/1997. Born: Birmingham, England

The highly rated full back joined the Bees on August 31 2016 but had to wait until February to make his debut after a dislocated shoulder.

Since then, Henry continued to impress and was called up by England to the U20 World Cup only for injury to force him to withdraw from the squad.

You can read more about Henry here.

Yoann Barbet

DoB: 10/05/1993. Born: Libourne, France

Barbet was another 2015 signing and, after a slow start, found himself partnering Harlee Dean in defence.

Although Dean and Egan were preferred at the start of last season, the Frenchman found a way into the first team and his partnership with the captain thrived once again.

You can read more about Barbet here.

Tom Field

DoB: 14/03/1997. Born: Kingston, England

Field went from an unknown to a Brentford hero in the space of two hours as he made his debut against Fulham in April 2016.

Injury halted his progress last season but his performances at the back end of the campaign show the 20-year-old has the requisite talent.

You can read more about the youngster here.

Henrik Dalsgaard

Henrik Dalsgaard(Image: Getty)

DoB: 27/07/1989. Born: Roum, Denmark

Brentford's first summer signing in 2017 was Dalsgaard, who will compete for the right back spot with Maxime Colin and Josh Clarke.

The Dane started life out as a striker and has gradually moved back through the pitch and joined the Bees from Belgian side Zulte Waregem.

You can read more about the Bees' new boy here.

Josh Clarke

DoB: 05/07/1994. Born: Walthamstow, England

Clarke can play both at right back and on the right wing and he came through the ranks at Griffin Park.

He has previously had loan spells with Carshalton Athletic, Maidenhead United, Braintree Town, Dagenham & Redbridge, Stevenage as well as Barnet.

You can read more about Clarke here.

Midfielders

Lewis Macleod on the ball against Ipswich(Image: Ealing Gazette)

Lewis Macleod

DoB: 16/06/1994. Born: Wishaw, Scotland

Lewis Macleod has had an injury-hit period since he joined Brentford in January 2015.

It took him a full 12 months to make his debut and, just when he started to impress last season, the Scot suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury that ruled him out from October.

You can read more about Macleod here.

Nico Yennaris

DoB: 24/05/1993. Born: Leytonstone, England

Signed from Arsenal in January 2014, Yennaris had to wait 18 months before he became a regular in the first team.

He agreed a new deal in February 2016 and was an ever present for Dean Smith last season, signing a new four year deal earlier this summer.

You can read more about Yennaris here.

Josh McEachran

DoB: 01/03/1993. Born: Oxford, England

The former Chelsea academy product was the Bees' marquee signing in the summer of 2015 but, sadly for the midfielder, injury has stifled his time at Griffin Park.

McEachran was starting produce a string of impressive performance when he suffered an ankle injury against Sheffield Wednesday in February.

You can read more about the former Blue here.

Ryan Woods

BRENTFORD, ENGLAND - APRIL 22: Ryan Woods of Brentford and Conor Washington of Queens Park Rangers in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and QPR at Griffin Park on April 22, 2017 in Brentford, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

DoB: 13/12/1993. Born: Norton Canes, England

The Bees brought the midfielder to the club in September 2015 and the former Shrewsbury man has gone from strength to strength.

He was a regular for Brentford over the course of last season and has two goals to his name in 83 Championship appearances.

You can read more about the 'Ginger Pirlo' here.

Konstantin Kerschbaumer

DoB: 01/07/1992. Born: Tulln an der Donau, Austria

The Austrian moved to Griffin Park in 2015 and had a difficult start to life in the Championship.

He became a regular at the back end of last season but appears set for a loan move to Arminia Bielefeld.

You can read more about Kerschbaumer here.

Alan Judge

Alan Judge(Image: Paul Burgman)

DoB: 11/11/1988. Born: Dublin, Ireland

The midfielder has been out of action since April 2016 after Luke Hyam broke his leg in two places but the Irishman signed a new deal earlier this year.

Judge scored the goal that secured Brentford's promotion to the Championship and was their player of the season by a landslide in the 2015/16 season.

You can read more about Judge here.

Romaine Sawyers

DoB: 02/11/1991. Born: Birmingham, England

Sawyers signed for the Bees on a free transfer last summer and, after a difficult start, showed his capabilities as the season went on.

He started his career with West Bromwich Albion and worked under Dean Smith at Walsall.

You can read more about Sawyers here.

Wingers

Florian Jozefzoon(Image: Gareth Davies)

Florian Jozefzoon

DoB: 09/02/1991. Born: Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni, French Guiana

The Dutchman joined the Bees in January of this year and impressed in his first six months, earning himself a 12 month extension.

He started his career at Ajax before moving to NAC Breda, RKC Waalwijk and then PSV Eindhoven.

You can read more about Jozefzoon here.

Jota

DoB: 16/06/1991. Born: A Pobra do Caraminal, Spain

The Spanish wing wizard is a fans' favourite at Griffin Park and is revered for his last minute goals, notably against Fulham.

He joined the Bees from Celta Vigo in the summer of 2014 and was a hit in his first season at Griffin Park.

Injuries and personal problems forced him to return to Eibar on loan but he was recalled in December last year and made a late charge for player of the season.

You can read more about Jota here.

Sergi Canos

DoB: 02/02/1997. Born: Nules, Spain

The 20-year-old returned to Griffin Park on transfer deadline day in January this year and was immediately a hit with the supporters.

He had a loan spell at Griffin Park from Liverpool in 2015/16, where he scored seven goals in 38 Championship games. Since returning, Canos found the net four times in 18 games.

You can read more about the livewire here.

Strikers

Lasse Vibe celebrates against Reading(Image: Getty Images Europe)

Lasse Vibe

DoB: 22/02/1987. Born: Aarhus, Denmark

Vibe moved to Griffin Park in the summer of 2015 and has become a reliable striker for the Bees.

The Dane has scored 29 goals in 75 Championship appearances for the club and has represented Denmark on 11 occasions.

You can read more about Vibe here.

Justin Shaibu

DoB: 28/10/1997. Born: Denmark.

The 19-year-old is the youngest player in Brentford's first team squad but he does have experience with Denmark at youth level, scoring once in seven appearances for his country's U18 side.

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