2014–15 Brentford F.C. season

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Brentford F.C.
2014-15 season
Chairman Cliff Crown
Owner Matthew Benham
Manager Mark Warburton
Championship 5th
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Second round
Top goalscorer League:
Andre Gray (10)
All:
Andre Gray (11)
Highest home attendance 12,225 (21 November 2014 v Fulham)
Lowest home attendance 9,076 (23 August 2014 v Birmingham City)
Average home league attendance 10,767
Home colours
Away colours

The 2014–15 season is the 125th season of competitive association football and 95th season in the Football League played by Brentford F.C., an English football club based in Brentford in the London Borough of Hounslow. Their second place finish in the 2013–14 season guaranteed promotion to the Football League Championship from Football League One. The season covers the period from 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015.

Season review[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

After securing the signing of former loanee Alan Judge, Brentford continued strengthening their squad with the arrival of Marcos Tébar, Andre Gray, Moses Odubajo, Scott Hogan, Daniel O'Shaughnessy, Tommy Smith and Nick Proschwitz.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8] Following the rejection of a new contract, Clayton Donaldson signed for Birmingham City and fellow striker Luke Norris departed for Gillingham.[9][10] Will Grigg moved to MK Dons on a season-long loan as Alex Pritchard joined the Bees on a similar loan deal from Tottenham Hotspur.[11][12] Jake Bidwell, Stuart Dallas and David Button signed new deals that secured their services until 2017 while the Development Squad was strengthened with new editions and the retention of existing squad members.[13][14][15]

August[edit]

Brentford's season began at home with a 1-1 draw against London rivals Charlton Athletic. Igor Vetokele put the visitors ahead in the 63rd minute heading in from an inswinging corner. The Addicks had a chance to wrap the game up soon after but failed to capitilise from an open goal when David Button was caught away from his line. Debutant Tommy Smith came off the bench to grab an equaliser for the Bees, slotting home via a deflection in the 85th minute.[16] In the first round of the League Cup Brentford needed extra time and a penalty shoot out to see off League Two side Dagenham & Redbridge. In a 6-6 thriller Stuart Dallas scored a brace, before Nick Proschwitz, Andre Gray and Montell Moore scored their first goals for the club. Harlee Dean netted a sixth in extra time to bring the match to penalties, and the Daggers missed two as Brentford converted four in a row to secure the win.[17]

Spanish midfielder Jota signed from Celta de Vigo on a permanent deal and Arsenal midfielder Jon Toral joined on a season-long loan on 15 August.[18][19] The Bees suffered their first defeat of the new campaign away to Bournemouth at Dean Court with Junior Stanislas scoring the only goal of the match in the 72nd minute in an even contest.[20] Three days later a 2-1 win away to Blackpool moved the team up to 12th in the league table. After going a goal down an Alex Pritchard strike leveled the teams at half time. A persistent Stuart Dallas slotted home in the 52nd minute and The Bees held on to gain their first away win in the Championship.[21] Ex-Bee Clayton Donaldson returned to Griffin Park with Birmingham City on 23 August and was brought down in Brentford's penalty area by Tony Craig which resulted in Craig's dismissal. Paul Caddis sent Button the wrong way to covert the penalty and put the Blues ahead. Moses Odubajo capitilised on a long ball from his own half in the second period and deftly chipped the Birmingham keeper to level the score.[22]

Fulham were Brentford's opponents in the second round of the League Cup and arrived at Griffin Park for the first time in 16 years on 26 August. Ross McCormack netted in the 68th minute to give Fulham the lead and the visitors maintained a solid defence to prevent the Bees from equalising, sending them out of the Cup.[23] Having met the clubs valuation, Wigan were given permission to speak to and agree terms with Adam Forshaw whilst Jake Reeves had his contract terminated by mutual agreement leaving him free to sign for Swindown Town.[24][25] Brentford ended August with a win away to Rotherham. A first half injury time goal from Gray and a second half injury time goal from Proschowitz gave the Bees a 2-0 victory and moved the team up to 8th in the league table.[26]

September[edit]

Adam Forshaw's move to Wigan Athletic was confirmed on transfer deadline day.[27] Portuguese striker Betinho joined on a season long loan from Sporting Lisbon as Alfie Mawson extended his loan period with Wycombe Wanderers until the beginning of January 2015.[28][29] Scott Hogan, who was carried off injured during the Rotherham match, was confirmed to have injured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee ruling him out for most of the season.[30] Brentford gained their first home win of the campaign against Brighton following the 2 week International break. The Bees were 2-0 up with goals from Moses Odubajo and Andre Gray before Gordon Greer volleyed home to send the teams in 2-1 at the break. Jonathan Douglas scored in the 55th minute to put the home side three up, and although Danny Holla netted another for the Seagulls, Brentford held on for the win moving them up to 6th place in the league table.[31]

A solid performance in goal from John Ruddy denied Brentford during the first half of their home encounter with Norwich City and the Bees were punished for their lack of shot conversion in the second half with goals from Alexander Tettey and Cameron Jerome giving the visitors a 3-0 victory.[32] Following the match, Alan McCormack signed a new contract with the club, extending his stay until 2016 with an option of a further year.[33] The losing momentum continued away to Middlesbrough with Brentford failing to find their rhythm and returning to London the wrong side of a 4-0 scoreline.[34]

A missed penalty from James Tarkowski did not derail Brentford as they got back to winning ways with a victory over Leeds United at Griffin Park on 27 September. Jota scored his first goal in English football to put the team ahead and an opportunistic strike from Alan McCormack in the second half secured the points.[35] Three days later at Vicarage Road a Jonathan Douglas goal levelled the score after the Bees had gone 1-0 down after Odion Ighalo scored from the rebound of his saved penalty. Brentford held on until the 70th minute but were defeated by an unstoppable volley from Matěj Vydra from just outside the penalty area, and they ended the month 12th place in the Championship table.[36]

October[edit]

First half goals from Jota and Alex Pritchard and a third in the second half from Jonathan Douglas gave Brentford a winning start to October at home to Reading.[37] Brentford's visit to Wigan saw the first meeting of the ex-management team of Rösler and Warburton. Despite chances from both sides, strong defensive performances kept the game goalless.[38]

Harlee Dean returned to the starting line up in place of James Tarkowski as Brentford entertained Sheffield Wednesday at Griffin Park to celebrate 125 years since the club's formation. Brentford slipped to 12th place in league with the game ending in a second 0-0 draw.[39] An unchanged line-up travelled to Bolton for the final game of October. An even first half finished goalless before Bolton broke the deadlock with an opener from Neil Danns. Alan McCormack was stretchered off and replaced by Tommy Smith before Mark Davies added a second for the home team. Substitute Jon Toral grabbed his first goal for the Bees but as the team sought an equaliser David Button was caught away from goal after moving upfield for a corner, and a quick move from Bolton allowed Craig Davies to net Bolton's third and secure the points.[40]

It was confirmed on 31 October that Alan McCormack would be ruled out for three months due to the ankle ligament injury picked up during the Bolton match.[41]

November[edit]

November began with the arrival of league leaders Derby County to Griffin Park. Moses Odubajo moved to defence to replace the injured Alan McCormack whilst Jon Toral was handed a starting place and Toumani Diagouraga replaced Alex Pritchard in midfield. Derby went ahead in the 29th minute through Chris Martin. A strong run from Odubajo in the second half set up Andre Gray for an equaliser and substitute Stuart Dallas scored the winner for Brentford in the 90th minute to knock Derby off the top of the table and move the Bees up to 12th.[42] Brentford emerged 3-1 winners against Nottingham Forest at The City Ground four days later. Goals from Toral, Gray and Pritchard gave the Bees a 3-0 lead before Michail Antonio netted an consolation goal for the home side.[43]

Brentford made the short trip across London on 8 November to play Millwall and with Jonathan Douglas suspended Jota returned to the starting line up. Gray scored either side of the interval to put the Bees two goals up before Millwall got back into the game with two goals in quick succession to level the score. Millwall persisted to try and find a winner until Danny Shittu deflected Gray's shot into his own net in the 64th minute to hand the win to the visitors.[44]

Following the International break, Fulham arrived at Griffin Park for a Friday night televised match in front of a sell out crowd of 12,225. After a goalless first half, Fulham gained the lead against the run of play through Hugo Rodallega and continued to pressure for a second goal. Brentford sought an equaliser and were successful in the 81st minute when Harlee Dean unleashed a powerful shot from the edge of the penalty area to beat Marcus Bettinelli. The game seemed to be heading for a draw until Jota took an opportunistic shot that was deflected into the Fulham goal.[45]

Brentford secured five wins in five games during an unbeaten November after a 4-0 home win against Wolves. Alan Judge scored his first of the season in the first half before Stuart Dallas, Andre Gray and Jota guaranteed the win with goals in the final 15 minutes.[46] In recognition of the months achievement Andre Gray and Mark Warburton won Player of the Month and Manager of the Month respectively.[47][48]

December[edit]

The first match of December was away to Huddersfield Town where Brentford's five match unbeaten run was brought to a halt. Sean Scannell put Huddersfield ahead in the 18th minute and they went further ahead with an own goal from Jake Bidwell at the start of the second half. Jonathan Douglas scored for Brentford soon after but the team were unable to come back and the defeat dropped them to 5th place in the league.[49] A week later Brentford maintained 5th place with a win over Blackburn Rovers at Griffin Park. Goals from Douglas, Gray and Jota secured a 3-1 win, with Rudy Gestede scoring a consolation goal for the visitors via a deflection off Harlee Dean.[50]

Three first half goals in a dominant half gave Brentford the advantage away to Cardiff City on the 20th December. Alex Pritchard scored first with a strike from outside the penalty area and Gray added a second eleven minutes later with a deft chip over the Cardiff goalkeeper. Jota scored the third with an ambitious strike whilst surrounded by three defenders, but a rejuvenated Cardiff came out strong for the second half and despite scoring twice they could not overcome the deficit. The win moved Brentford into 3rd place in the league going into the Christmas period.[51] Second played third as Ipswich Town arrived to Griffin Park on Boxing Day, and the visitors started strong with a goal in the first minute from Daryl Murphy. Murphy added a second twenty minutes later and Paul Anderson scored a third to give Ipswich the lead at half time. Second half substitute Sam Saunders marked his return from injury with two second half goals as Brentford attempted a comeback, but a fourth from Tommy Smith ensured that Ipswich wrapped up the win and briefly topped the Championship table.[52]

Brentford finished 2014 with a defeat away to Wolves on 28 December. After going two goals down Danny Batth scored an own goal in the 86th minute to make the score 2-1 dropping the Bees to 6th place in the table as 2014 ended.[53] The club announced the signing of Scottish International Lewis Macleod from Rangers on 31 December, with the transfer to be made official on 3 January 2015.[54]

January[edit]

January began with the announcements that goalkeeper Richard Lee would be retiring at the end of the season and the contract extension of Jack Bonham.[55][56] Brentford bowed out of the FA Cup with a home defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion, managed by ex-Bee Chris Hughton. First team regulars Jonathan Douglas, Tony Craig & David Button were rested and Jack Bonham made his first start of the season in goal with James Tarkowski and Harlee Dean running the central defence. The Bees started strong with Andre Gray unlucky not to covert early chances but Brighton broke the deadlock in the 88th minute through a Lewis Dunk goal and confirmed the victory in injury time with Chris O'Grady exposing a gap in the Brentford defence, sending the Seagulls through to the fourth round.[57]

Pre season[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss       Postponed

Domestic friendlies[edit]

Championship[edit]

League results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
26 14 4 8 42 35 +7 46 9 3 2 25 15 +10 5 1 6 17 20 −3

Last updated: 17 January 2015.
Source: Football League

Results and position by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
Ground H A A H A H H A H A H A H A H A A H H A H A H A H A
Result D L W D W W L L W L W D D L W W W W W L W W L L W W
Position 12 19 12 15 8 6 10 14 11 12 10 10 12 13 12 9 6 5 3 5 5 3 5 6 5 5

Source: BFC
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
2 Middlesbrough 27 14 8 5 42 18 +24 50 Promotion to Premier League
3 Ipswich Town 27 14 8 5 46 27 +19 50 Qualification to Championship play-offs[a]
4 Brentford 27 15 4 8 44 36 +8 49
5 Derby County 26 14 6 6 48 25 +23 48
6 Watford 27 14 5 8 56 31 +25 47
Updated to match(es) played on 24 January 2015. Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
Notes:
  1. ^ Four teams play for one spot and promotion to Premier League.

Matches[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss       Postponed

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

January[edit]

Score overview[edit]

Opposition Home score Away score Double
Birmingham City 1–1 No
Blackburn Rovers 3–1
Blackpool 2–1
Bolton Wanderers 1–3 No
Bournemouth 0–1 No
Brighton & Hove Albion 3–2 1-0 Yes
Cardiff City 3–2
Charlton Athletic 1–1 No
Derby County 2–1
Fulham 2–1
Huddersfield Town 1–2 No
Ipswich Town 2–4 No
Leeds United 2–0
Middlesbrough 0–4 No
Millwall 3–2
Norwich City 0–3 No
Nottingham Forest 3–1
Reading 3–1
Rotherham United 1-0 2–0 Yes
Sheffield Wednesday 0–0 No
Watford 1–2 No
Wigan Athletic 0–0 No
Wolverhampton Wanderers 4–0 1–2 No

FA Cup[edit]

Matches[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss       Postponed

League Cup[edit]

Matches[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss       Postponed

First Team squad[edit]

Last updated on 17 January 2015

Squad No. Name Nationality Position Date of birth (age) Signed from Signed in Contract Ends Apps. Goals Notes
Goalkeepers
1 Richard Lee England GK (1982-10-05) 5 October 1982 (age 32) Watford 2010 2015 87 0
16 Jack Bonham England GK (1993-09-14) 14 September 1993 (age 21) Watford 2013 2018 4 0
27 David Button England GK (1989-02-27) 27 February 1989 (age 25) Charlton Athletic 2013 2017 72 0
Defenders
2 Kevin O'Connor (captain) Republic of Ireland CM / AM / RW / RB / CB (1982-02-24) 24 February 1982 (age 32) Trainee 1999 2015 501 44
3 Jake Bidwell England LB / LW (1991-03-21) 21 March 1991 (age 23) Everton 2013 2017 145 0
5 Tony Craig England LB / CB (1985-04-20) 20 April 1985 (age 29) Millwall 2012 2017 124 0 [58]
6 Harlee Dean England CB (1991-07-26) 26 July 1991 (age 23) Southampton 2012 2016 138 7
12 Alan McCormack Republic of Ireland CM / CB (1984-01-10) 10 January 1984 (age 31) Swindon Town 2013 2016 59 3
25 Raphaël Calvet France CB (1994-02-07) 7 February 1994 (age 20) AJ Auxerre 2013 2016 1 0
26 James Tarkowski England CB (1992-11-19) 19 November 1992 (age 22) Oldham Athletic 2014 2017 30 2
28 Nico Yennaris England RW / RB (1993-05-24) 24 May 1993 (age 21) Arsenal 2014 2016 10 0
34 Daniel O'Shaughnessy Finland LB / CB (1994-09-14) 14 September 1994 (age 20) FC Metz 2014 2016 0 0
Midfielders
4 Lewis Macleod Scotland CM (1994-06-16) 16 June 1994 (age 20) Rangers 2015 2018 0 0 [54]
7 Sam Saunders England AM (1983-08-29) 29 August 1983 (age 31) Dagenham & Redbridge 2009 2016 170 26 [59]
8 Jonathan Douglas Republic of Ireland DM (1981-11-12) 12 November 1981 (age 33) Swindon Town 2011 2015 166 14
10 Moses Odubajo England AM (1993-07-28) 28 July 1993 (age 21) Leyton Orient 2014 2017 27 2
14 Marcos Tébar Spain AM (1986-02-07) 7 February 1986 (age 28) UD Almería 2014 2017 6 0
15 Stuart Dallas Northern Ireland AM (1991-04-19) 19 April 1991 (age 23) Crusaders 2012 2017 53 8
17 Jon Toral Spain LW / CM (1995-02-05) 5 February 1995 (age 19) Arsenal 2014 2015 19 2 On loan from Arsenal
18 Alan Judge Republic of Ireland AM (1988-11-11) 11 November 1988 (age 26) Blackburn Rovers 2014 2017 48 8
20 Toumani Diagouraga France CM (1987-06-09) 9 June 1987 (age 27) Peterborough 2010 2017 197 7
21 Alex Pritchard England AM (1993-05-03) 3 May 1993 (age 21) Tottenham 2014 2015 26 4 On loan from Tottenham
23 Jota Spain AM (1991-06-16) 16 June 1991 (age 23) Celta de Vigo 2014 2017 24 6
29 Charlie Adams England LW / CM (1994-16-05) 5 April 1994 (age 20) Trainee 2011 2014 4 0
Forwards
9 Scott Hogan England ST (1992-04-13) 13 April 1992 (age 22) Rochdale 2014 2017 2 0
11 Will Grigg Northern Ireland ST (1991-07-03) 3 July 1991 (age 23) Walsall 2013 2016 36 5 On loan at MK Dons
19 Andre Gray England ST (1991-06-26) 26 June 1991 (age 23) Luton Town 2014 2017 28 11
22 Betinho Portugal ST (1993-07-21) 21 July 1993 (age 21) Sporting Clube de Portugal 2014 2015 1 0 On loan from Sporting Clube de Portugal
24 Tommy Smith England ST (1980-05-22) 22 May 1980 (age 34) Cardiff 2014 2015 15 1
33 Montell Moore England ST (1995-12-23) 23 December 1995 (age 19) Trainee 2012 2017 1 1
39 Nick Proschwitz Germany ST (1986-11-28) 28 November 1986 (age 28) Hull City 2014 2015 19 2

Source: soccerbase.com
Italic: denotes player is no longer with team

Coaching staff[edit]

Last updated 2 June 2014

Name Role
England Mark Warburton Manager
Scotland David Weir Assistant Manager
England Frank McParland Sporting Director
England Simon Royce Goalkeeping Coach
England Ben Wood Physiotherapist
England Neil Greig Head of Medical
England Bob Oteng Kit Man

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

Last Updated 17 January 2015

No. Nat Pos Player Total Championship FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 England GK Richard Lee 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
2 Republic of Ireland DF Kevin O'Connor 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
3 England DF Jake Bidwell 29 0 26+0 0 1+0 0 1+1 0
4 Scotland MF Lewis Macleod 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
5 England DF Tony Craig 21 0 20+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
6 England DF Harlee Dean 21 2 17+1 1 1+0 0 2+0 1
7 England MF Sam Saunders 5 2 0+4 2 0+1 0 0+0 0
8 Republic of Ireland MF Jonathan Douglas 25 5 25+0 5 0+0 0 0+0 0
9 England FW Scott Hogan 2 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
10 England MF Moses Odubajo 27 2 24+1 2 1+0 0 1+0 0
11 Northern Ireland FW Will Grigg 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
12 Republic of Ireland MF Alan McCormack 14 1 14+0 1 0+0 0 0+0 0
14 Spain MF Marcos Tébar 6 0 1+3 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
15 Northern Ireland MF Stuart Dallas 21 6 7+11 4 0+1 0 2+0 2
16 England GK Jack Bonham 1 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
18 Republic of Ireland FW Alan Judge 26 1 24+0 1 1+0 0 0+1 0
19 England FW Andre Gray 28 11 25+0 10 1+0 0 0+2 1
20 France MF Toumani Diagouraga 22 0 13+6 0 1+0 0 1+1 0
22 Portugal FW Betinho 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
23 Spain MF Jota 24 6 18+4 6 1+0 0 1+0 0
24 England FW Tommy Smith 15 1 2+10 1 1+0 0 2+0 0
25 France DF Raphaël Calvet 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
26 England DF James Tarkowski 16 0 14+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
27 England GK David Button 27 0 26+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
28 England MF Nico Yennaris 2 0 0+0 0 0+1 0 1+0 0
29 England MF Charlie Adams 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
30 England MF Josh Clarke 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
33 England FW Montell Moore 1 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 1
34 Finland DF Daniel O'Shaughnessy 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
39 Germany FW Nick Proschwitz 19 2 1+16 1 0+0 0 2+0 1
England GK Mark Smith 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
England DF Alfie Mawson 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Players featured for Brentford on loan this season:
17 Spain MF Jon Toral 19 2 6+11 2 1+0 0 1+0 0
21 England MF Alex Pritchard 6 4 4+2 4 0+0 0 0+0 0

Source: brentfordfc.co.uk
Italic: denotes player is no longer with team

Goalscorers[edit]

Last Updated 17 January 2015

No. Pos Player FLC FAC LC Total
19 FW Andre Gray 10 0 1 11
23 MF Jota 6 0 0 6
15 MF Stuart Dallas 4 0 2 6
8 MF Jonathan Douglas 5 0 0 5
21 MF Alex Pritchard 4 0 0 4
39 FW Nick Proschwitz 1 0 1 2
10 MF Moses Odubajo 2 0 0 2
17 MF Jon Toral 2 0 0 2
6 DF Harlee Dean 1 0 1 2
8 MF Sam Saunders 2 0 0 2
33 FW Montell Moore 0 0 1 1
24 FW Tommy Smith 1 0 0 1
12 DF Alan McCormack 1 0 0 1
18 MF Alan Judge 1 0 0 1
Own Goal 2 0 0 2
Totals 42 0 6 48

Source: brentfordfc.co.uk
Italic: denotes player is no longer with team

Disciplinary record[edit]

Last Updated 17 January 2015

No. Pos Player Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
8 MF Jonathan Douglas 6 0
26 DF James Tarkowski 6 0
18 MF Alan Judge 6 0
5 DF Tony Craig 5 1
12 DF Alan McCormack 4 0
3 DF Jake Bidwell 3 0
20 MF Toumani Diagouraga 3 0
27 GK David Button 3 0
6 DF Harlee Dean 2 0
23 MF Jota 2 0
14 MF Marcos Tébar 1 0
15 MF Stuart Dallas 1 0
39 FW Nick Proschwitz 1 0
21 MF Alex Pritchard 1 0
19 FW Andre Gray 1 0
17 MF Jon Toral 1 0
10 MF Moses Odubajo 1 0
Totals 48 1

Source: brentfordfc.co.uk
Italic: denotes player is no longer with team

Management[edit]

Last Updated 17 January 2015

Name Nat From To Record All Comps Record League
P W D L W % P W D L W %
Mark Warburton England 10 December 2013 present 29 15 4 10 51.72 26 14 4 8 53.85

Summary[edit]

Last Updated 17 January 2015

Games played 29 (26 Championship, 1 FA Cup, 2 League Cup)
Games won 15 (14 Championship, 0 FA Cup, 1 League Cup)
Games drawn 4 (4 Championship, 0 FA Cup, 0 League Cup)
Games lost 10 (8 Championship, 1 FA Cup, 1 League Cup)
Goals scored 52 (42 Championship, 0 FA Cup, 6 League Cup)
Goals conceded 44 (33 Championship, 2 FA Cup, 7 League Cup)
Clean sheets 7 (7 Championship, 0 FA Cup, 0 League Cup)
Yellow cards 48 (44 Championship, 3 FA Cup, 1 League Cup)
Red cards 1 (1 Championship, 0 FA Cup, 0 League Cup)
Worst discipline (6 yellows) Jonathan Douglas, James Tarkowski, Alan Judge
Biggest league win 4-0 (vs. Wolves)
Worst league defeast 0-4 (vs. Middlesbrough)
Most appearances 29 Jake Bidwell (26 Championship, 1 FA Cup, 2 League Cup)
Top scorer (league) 10 Andre Gray
Top scorer (all competitions) 11 Andre Gray

Transfers & loans[edit]

Last Updated 22 January 2015

Players transferred in
Date Pos. Name Previous Club Fee Ref.
2 June 2014 MF Republic of Ireland Alan Judge England Blackburn Rovers Free [60]
25 June 2014 MF Spain Marcos Tébar Spain Almería Free [2]
27 June 2014 FW England Andre Gray England Luton Town £500,000 [3]
27 June 2014 MF England Moses Odubajo England Leyton Orient £1,000,000 [4]
21 July 2014 FW England Scott Hogan England Rochdale £750,000 [5][61]
1 August 2014 DF Finland Daniel O'Shaughnessy France Metz Free [6]
7 August 2014 FW England Tommy Smith Wales Cardiff City Free [7]
7 August 2014 FW Germany Nick Proschwitz England Hull City Free [8]
15 August 2014 MF Spain Jota Spain Celta de Vigo Undisclosed [18]
31 December 2014 [a] MF Scotland Lewis Macleod Scotland Rangers Undisclosed [54]
14 January 2015 MF England Josh Laurent England Queens Park Rangers Undisclosed [62]
Players loaned in
Date from Pos. Name From Date to Ref.
17 July 2014 MF England Alex Pritchard England Tottenham Hotspur 30 June 2015 [12]
15 August 2014 MF Spain Jon Toral England Arsenal 30 June 2015 [19]
1 September 2014 FW Portugal Betinho Portugal Sporting Lisbon 30 June 2015 [28]
20 January 2015 FW England Chris Long England Everton 21 February 2015 [63]
Players transferred out
Date Pos. Name Subsequent club Fee Ref
25 June 2014 FW England Clayton Donaldson England Birmingham City Free [9]
3 July 2014 FW England Luke Norris England Gillingham Free [10][64][65]
31 July 2014 MF England Michael Onovwigun England Chesterfield Free [66]
29 August 2014 MF England Jake Reeves England Swindon Town Free [25][67]
1 September 2014 MF England Adam Forshaw England Wigan Athletic Undisclosed [27]
Players loaned out
Date from Pos. Name To Date to Ref.
18 July 2014 FW Northern Ireland Will Grigg England Milton Keynes Dons 30 June 2015 [11]
9 August 2014 DF England Alfie Mawson England Wycombe Wanderers 30 June 2015 [29][68][69]
22 August 2014 MF England Josh Clarke England Dagenham & Redbridge 23 September 2014 [70][71]
16 October 2014 MF England Emmanuel Oyeleke England Aldershot Town 13 January 2015 [72]
18 October 2014 MF England Josh Clarke England Stevenage 17 November 2014 [73]
18 October 2014 MF England Charlie Adams England Stevenage 21 December 2014 [73][74][75]
31 October 2014 GK England Mark Smith England Hampton & Richmond Borough 8 March 2015 [76][77]
9 January 2015 MF England Gradi Milenge England Farnborough Town 8 February 2015 [78]
10 January 2015 FW England Courtney Senior England Wycombe Wanderers 11 February 2015 [79]
19 January 2015 MF England Montell Moore Denmark Midtjylland 30 June 2015 [80]
22 January 2015 MF England Tyrell Miller-Rodney England Boreham Wood 22 March 2015 [81]
Players released
Date Pos. Name Subsequent club Join date Ref.
27 May 2014 DF England Shaleum Logan Scotland Aberdeen 27 May 2014 [82][83]
27 May 2014 DF England Scott Barron Retired [82]
27 May 2014 DF Morocco Farid El Alagui Scotland Hibernian 14 July 2014 [82][84]
27 May 2014 DF England Liam O'Brien England Dagenham & Redbridge 29 May 2014 [82][85]

Bold denotes current loan

  1. ^ Registered on 3 January 2015

Kit[edit]

The 2014-15 home kit was revealed on 2 June 2014 with a release date of 19 June 2014.[86] adidas return as kit suppliers and SKYex continue their sponsorship for the third year.

Supplier: adidas
Sponsor(s): Skyex.co.uk

Home
Away
Goalkeeper
Alternate

Source: brentforddirect.co.uk

Season events[edit]

Development squad[edit]

Squad[edit]

Last updated on 5 January 2015.

Name Nationality Position Date of birth (age) Signed from Signed in Contract ends Notes
Goalkeepers
Mark Smith England GK 1995 (age 19–20) Queens Park Rangers 2014 2015 On loan at Hampton & Richmond Borough
Defenders
Raphaël Calvet France DF (1994-02-07) February 7, 1994 (age 20) AJ Auxerre 2013 2016
Alfie Mawson England DF (1994-01-19) January 19, 1994 (age 21) Reading 2010 2015 On loan at Wycombe Wanderers
Kieran Morris England DF (1995-06-26) June 26, 1995 (age 19) Stourbridge 2013 2015
Lionel Stone Scotland DF (1995-09-20) September 20, 1995 (age 19) Academy 2011 2015
Midfielders
Aaron Greene England MF 1995 (age 19–20) Chelmsford City 2014 2015
Louis Hutton England MF (1994-09-09) September 9, 1994 (age 20) Manchester City 2014 2015
Joe Maloney England MF (1995-03-21) March 21, 1995 (age 19) Academy 2011 2015
Tyrrell Miller-Rodney England MF (1994-04-23) April 23, 1994 (age 20) Academy 2011 2015
Emmanuel Oyeleke England MF (1992-12-24) December 24, 1992 (age 22) Academy 2010 2015 On loan at Aldershot Town
Jermaine Udumaga England MF (1995-06-22) June 22, 1995 (age 19) Crystal Palace 2014 2015
Jack Warburton England MF (1993-04-27) April 27, 1993 (age 21) K-W United 2015 2015 [101]
Josh Laurent England MF (1995-05-06) May 6, 1995 (age 19) QPR 2015 2016 [62]
Forwards
Montell Moore England FW November 1995 (age 19) Academy 2003 2015

Source: brentfordfc.co.uk
Italic: denotes player is no longer with team

Professional Development League Two South Division[edit]

For the 2014-15 season, Brentford are participating in the Professional Development League Two South Division. Teams are allowed to field three overage outfield players and one overage goalkeeper.

League table[edit]

Matches played up to 17 November 2014

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Queens Park Rangers U21s 12 6 4 2 19 13 +6 22 Qualification to
Knock-out stage
2 Cardiff City U21s 10 6 2 2 22 15 +7 20
3 Swansea City U21s 13 5 5 3 25 19 +6 20
4 Crystal Palace U21s 10 6 0 4 16 12 +4 18
5 Charlton Athletic U21s 10 4 1 5 13 11 +2 13
6 Millwall U21s 8 4 0 4 15 12 +3 12
7 Colchester United U21s 10 3 3 4 16 22 −6 12
8 Ipswich Town U21s 9 3 2 4 9 15 −6 11
9 Bristol City U21s 9 3 0 6 10 17 −7 9
10 Brentford U21s 9 1 2 6 12 23 −11 5

Matches[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss       Postponed

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