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Former Celtic man sees pathway to senior football at Brentford

The former Celtic man made his first start against Norwich last month in the Carabao Cup and has been part of the club's travelling party in recent weeks

Theo Archibald believes Brentford's B team system provides a pathway to a first team spot.

The former Celtic man made his first start against Norwich last month in the Carabao Cup and has been part of the club's travelling party in recent weeks.

The 19-year-old made the move down earlier this year and feels that, despite the Brentford B team playing friendlies, he is facing better opposition than he would in a league system.

He said: “There's a clear pathway for a B team player to break through to the first team. Despite not playing competitive football we're playing better opposition than we would in a league.

Theo Archibald

“We're playing the likes of Chelsea and that's good for development.”

Archibald may continue to find himself in the squad after Rico Henry's serious knee injury against Middlesbrough last month if Dean Smith prefers Josh Clarke in the left back position, freeing up an option on the wing.

Archibald added: “I like either wing. I've played numerous positions. I've played left back, number 10 but ideally I like playing on the wing, beat my man and get crosses.

“All the first team squad are helpful. It's good to watch them and train with him. I've got to keep learning from them.”

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