MARCUS Bean admits the writing was on the wall that his days at Brentford were numbered.
The midfielder was told on Monday that the Bees wouldn't be renewing his contract when it expires this summer after four years at Griffin Park .
Bean made 37 appearances in red and white this season, but knew his time in TW8 was coming to an end when he wasn't offered a new deal earlier this campaign.
He said: “I felt when other players were offered new contracts and I didn't get one that it would probably be the end.
“I hoped that if I kept playing well then maybe I would get one but it wasn't to be.
“The manager wants to go in a different direction. I hold no grudges because I've had four great years at the club.”
Bean made 168 appearances in red and white, scoring 15 goals, and was an integral member of the League Two title-winning side in 2009 following his switch from Blackpool.
And the 27-year-old west Londoner insists he will always look back with fond memories from his spell with the Bees.
He added: “There's been so many highlights, like winning the league in my first season at the club, and the Carling Cup and Johnstone's Paint runs last year.
“The diving header against Hull was probably my favourite goal because it was a late winner against a Championship club and I remember the place erupted when that went in.
“I've had an amazing time at Brentford fans and the fans have been first class with me. I wish everyone at the club all the best for the future.”
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