SIMON BROWN could find himself looking for a new club this summer.
The Brentford keeper is drinking in last chance saloon after being blamed for two of the goals in their 3-1 defeat at Lincoln on Saturday.
On-loan Reading keeper Ben Hamer, who has been warming the bench since his own blooper against Bury last month, is being lined up to return on a season-long loan.
But, the Chronicle under-stands, Reading will only let him return if he signs a new contract at the Madejski, having turned down Steve Coppell's first offer.
Another vying for the shirt is youth team keeper Seb Brown, who boss Andy Scott is going to offer professional forms next season.
The 18-year-old, who had a spell on loan at St Albans earlier this season, has made the Brentford first-team squad on a number of occasions this term but is yet to make his debut.
However, Scott will be mindful of throwing him in too soon, which did for Clark Masters after a promising start to his Bees career.
But the writing could be on the wall for former Colchester and Hibs keeper Brown - a Terry Butcher signing - as Scott has not hesitated to show the door to players who do not fit into his plans, whether under contract or not.
He said: "Simon has held his hands up, it was pretty obvious he made the mistake for the first one (at Lincoln) and I felt the ball went in on his side for the second one. Make two errors like that and you're going to struggle to win games.
"We've offered Seb Brown a pro contract. He has done very well at his loan clubs and earned his chance to be a professional footballer.
"If he does well enough in pre-season then he is the same as everybody else who will have their chance to play in the side."
Skipper Matt Heywood is another who could be heading for the exit following weeks of contract negotiations.
Heywood's agent is believed to have asked for a two-year deal, but the club is reluctant to offer the 28-year-old centre-back more than a year's extension.