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Brentford F.C.
2012–13 season
Brentford FC, Stamford Bridge, February 2013.jpg
Chairman Greg Dyke
Manager Uwe Rösler
Stadium Griffin Park
League One 3rd
Playoffs Runners-up
FA Cup Fourth round
League Cup First round
Football League Trophy Quarter-final
Top goalscorer League: Donaldson (18)
All: Donaldson (24)
Highest home attendance 12,300
Lowest home attendance 2,643
Average home league attendance 6,303
Home colours
Away colours

During the 2012–13 English football season, Brentford competed in Football League One. In one of the club's most memorable seasons,[1] the Bees took Premier League giants Chelsea to a replay in the fourth round of the FA Cup and suffered a dramatic last-minute defeat to Doncaster Rovers on the final day of the league season in a "winner takes all" match for automatic promotion to the Championship. The team rallied to beat Swindon Town in the play-off semi-finals, but were defeated by Yeovil Town in the final at Wembley Stadium.

Season summary[edit]

Clayton Donaldson finished the season as Brentford's top scorer, joint-top appearance-maker and won the club's Supporters' Player of the Year award.[2]

Pre-season[edit]

After a 9th-place finish in League One at the end of his first season as manager of Brentford, Uwe Rösler had a desire to imprint his mark on the playing squad and remarked that the key to challenging for promotion during the 2012–13 season would be to score more goals.[3][4] The need to continue operating on a similar budget to recent years meant that Rösler and sporting director Mark Warburton had to reduce the size of the squad and conduct a mass clearout, releasing stalwarts Karleigh Osborne, Marcus Bean, Sam Wood and veteran forward Gary Alexander's loan at Crawley Town was made permanent.[4][5] The contracts of defenders Craig Woodman, Marcel Eger and Pim Balkestein were cancelled and six days into the season, winger Myles Weston was sold to Gillingham for an undisclosed fee.[4] By the end of the summer transfer window, seven new players had been signed on permanent contracts – left back Scott Barron, central defenders Tony Craig and Harlee Dean, midfielder Adam Forshaw, winger Stuart Dallas and forwards Farid El Alagui and Paul Hayes.[4][6] Three players were signed on loan – left back Jake Bidwell and midfielders Tom Adeyemi and Ryan Fredericks.[4] Bidwell and Adeyemi would remain at Griffin Park for the duration of the season.[7][8]

Regular season[edit]

Brentford began the season with a disappointing 1–0 defeat at the hands of Walsall in the League Cup first round and hovered around mid-table in League One before coming into form in late October 2012.[9] Summer forward signing Paul Hayes failed to produce regular goals and was replaced by Huddersfield Town loanee Jimmy Spencer,[10] who in turn was replaced by Marcello Trotta and the Italian would remain with the Bees for the duration of the season on loan from West London rivals Fulham.[11] Inspired by the form of attacking midfielder Harry Forrester,[12] an unbeaten run of 9 wins and four draws in 13 matches between 23 October 2012 and 21 January 2013 firmly established the Bees as challengers for automatic promotion, rising as high as 2nd position in the table.[9] Headway was also made in the FA Cup during the same period, with victories over Boreham Wood, Bradford City and Southend United setting up a fourth round tie versus West London neighbours Chelsea at Griffin Park on 27 January.[9] In a match televised on ITV,[13] Brentford twice took the lead through a quick-reaction Marcello Trotta finish and a Harry Forrester penalty, but the Premier League side ensured a replay when Fernando Torres pulled the score back to 2–2 with seven minutes remaining.[14] Brentford were comfortably beaten 4–0 at Stamford Bridge in the replay and the match ended on a sour note when Chelsea defender David Luiz's "sickening" late shoulder charge on Bees midfielder Jake Reeves went unpunished and left Reeves concussed.[15]

Brentford's form in League One had suffered a little with the distraction of the Chelsea FA Cup matches in late January and early February, but the Bees rose back into the automatic promotion places for the first time since mid-December after a 1–0 victory over Preston North End at Griffin Park on 16 March.[9] The loan signing of Charlton Athletic's Bradley Wright-Phillips, though not fully fit, helped relieve the tired strikeforce of Clayton Donaldson and Marcello Trotta.[16] Brentford entered the final seven fixtures of the season with the prospect of playing five matches away from home.[9] Of the away fixtures, the team came away with just one victory and drew another three, which included a tempestuous 2–2 draw with Sheffield United at Bramall Lane in which three players were sent off (Tony Craig and Clayton Donaldson for the Bees) and Bradley Wright-Phillips scored an 89th-minute equaliser.[17]

The final day[edit]

Marcello Trotta (with the ball) prepares to take the injury time penalty kick versus Doncaster Rovers at Griffin Park.

Brentford went into the final day of the season in 3rd place, two points behind 2nd place Doncaster Rovers, though chances of a shot at the League One title were slim, with Bournemouth three points ahead at the top of the table, but with a goal difference of +7 over the Bees.[18] Brentford would face Doncaster Rovers at Griffin Park in the final match of the season, needing to win to secure automatic promotion to the Championship.[19] If Bournemouth drew their match, Rovers could win the League One title with a victory.[19] The circumstances echoed those of the final day of the 2001–02 season, when the Bees needed to beat 2nd-place Reading at Griffin Park to win automatic promotion, but could only draw 1–1.[20] The straight red card which central defender Tony Craig had been shown two matches earlier was upheld, which meant that he would be unavailable for the match and a possible play-off semi-final first leg.[21] Utility player and captain Kevin O'Connor, still not fully fit after nearly six months out injured, was drafted in to play in an unfamiliar centre back role.[22]

The match in front of a sold out 12,300 crowd at Griffin Park was tense and mostly played in midfield.[19] Brentford failed to break down the Rovers defence and create many clear cut chances, though the Bees began to take control in the second half.[19] In the midst of a late Brentford siege on the Doncaster goal, Rovers forward Billy Paynter missed an opportunity to win the match when he fired wide of Simon Moore's goal.[19] In the 94th minute, deep into five minutes' injury time, with the score still 0–0, Brentford were given the opportunity to win the match and seal automatic promotion when they were awarded a penalty after Toumani Diagouraga was "flattened" by Jamie McCombe in the penalty area.[19]

Immediately after referee Michael Oliver awarded the penalty, loan forward Marcello Trotta grabbed the ball from captain Kevin O'Connor, who was manager Uwe Rösler's designated penalty taker.[23] Trotta later recalled that "I scored my last penalty and was feeling confident, so I stepped up to take it".[24] Trotta smashed the spot-kick against the crossbar and from the resulting breakaway, James Coppinger scored to win the match and the League One title for Doncaster Rovers.[19] The 1–0 defeat consigned Brentford to a two-legged play-off semi-final versus Swindon Town.[9] Manager Rösler stated after the game that he had not wanted Trotta to take the penalty, though he refused to blame him and would deal with the matter internally.[25][26] Captain O'Connor told reporters that he "tried to follow orders but Trotts has gone into the zone, got the ball and he was extremely confident. What can you say? If he scores it, it’s perfect but unfortunately he’s missed it and it’s cost us".[27] Despite the defeat, Brentford finished the season with the best home record in League One.[28]

Play-offs[edit]

Ahead of the two-legged play-off semi-final versus Swindon Town, manager Uwe Rösler revealed that he would pin a list of his nominated penalty takers to the dressing room wall.[29] With Marcello Trotta an unused substitute during the first leg, captain Kevin O'Connor (still deputising for the suspended Tony Craig) converted an injury time penalty to salvage a 1–1 draw going into the second leg at Griffin Park.[30] The second leg proved to be a "pulsating" match,[31] with the Bees twice opening up a two-goal lead through strikes from Clayton Donaldson and an Adam Rooney own goal, but the Robins pulled the score back to 3–2 through Joe Devera after an hour, before Aden Flint powered home an injury time header to level the score at 3–3 and force extra time.[32] The goalless extra time period gave way to a penalty shootout in which Brentford emerged victorious, with Adam Forshaw converting the decisive penalty to spark a pitch invasion and send the Bees to the play-off final versus Yeovil Town at Wembley Stadium.[32]

Despite dominating much of the play-off final, first half goals from Yeovil Town's Paddy Madden and Dan Burn effectively killed the contest, as despite pulling a goal back early in the second half through Harlee Dean, Brentford could not make their domination count and create many chances, despite bringing on attacking players Bradley Wright-Phillips, Paul Hayes and Sam Saunders during the second half.[33] Yeovil Town emerged 2–1 victors (cementing a treble of victories for the Glovers over the Bees during the season) and Brentford remained in League One.[9]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Doncaster Rovers (C, P) 46 25 9 12 62 44 +18 84 Promotion to Football League Championship
2 AFC Bournemouth (P) 46 24 11 11 76 53 +23 83
3 Brentford 46 21 16 9 62 47 +15 79 Qualification for League One play-offs[a]
4 Yeovil Town (O, P) 46 23 8 15 71 56 +15 77
5 Sheffield United 46 19 18 9 56 42 +14 75
6 Swindon Town 46 20 14 12 72 39 +33 74
7 Leyton Orient 46 21 8 17 55 48 +7 71
8 Milton Keynes Dons 46 19 13 14 62 45 +17 70
9 Walsall 46 17 17 12 65 58 +7 68
10 Crawley Town 46 18 14 14 59 58 +1 68
11 Tranmere Rovers 46 19 10 17 58 48 +10 67
12 Notts County 46 16 17 13 61 49 +12 65
13 Crewe Alexandra 46 18 10 18 54 62 −8 64
14 Preston North End 46 14 17 15 54 49 +5 59
15 Coventry City 46 18 11 17 66 59 +7 55[b]
16 Shrewsbury Town 46 13 16 17 54 60 −6 55
17 Carlisle United 46 14 13 19 56 77 −21 55
18 Stevenage 46 15 9 22 47 64 −17 54
19 Oldham Athletic 46 14 9 23 46 59 −13 51
20 Colchester United 46 14 9 23 47 68 −21 51
21 Scunthorpe United (R) 46 13 9 24 49 73 −24 48 Relegation to Football League Two
22 Bury (R) 46 9 14 23 45 73 −28 41
23 Hartlepool United (R) 46 9 14 23 39 67 −28 41
24 Portsmouth (R) 46 10 12 24 51 69 −18 32[c]
Updated to match(es) played on 27 April 2013. Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Four teams play for one spot and promotion to Football League Championship.
  2. ^ On 28 March Coventry City were deducted ten points for entering administration.[34]
  3. ^ On 20 April Portsmouth were deducted ten points after coming out of administration.[35]

Results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

League One[edit]

Results 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 A H H A H A A H A H H A A H H A H A A H H A A HA H A H H A H H H A H A A H H H A A A H A A H
Result D L W D W L D W D D W D L W D W W D W W W W W D D W L D L D W D W W L L W W W L D W W D D L
Position 13 18 9 11 6 8 12 9 11 11 9 8 10 9 11 8 8 9 7 5 4 2 3 4 4 3 4 3 6 7 6 7 5 4 5 6 3 2 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 3

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

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
46 21 16 9 62 47  +15 79 14 6 3 37 22  +15 7 10 6 25 25  0

Source: Statto

Results[edit]

August[edit]
September[edit]
October[edit]
November[edit]
December[edit]
January[edit]
February[edit]
March[edit]
April[edit]

Football League play-offs[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2012–13 FA Cup

Football League Cup[edit]

Football League Trophy[edit]

Playing squad[edit]

Players' ages are as of the opening day of the 2012–13 season.
No Position Name Nationality Date of birth (age) Signed from Signed in Notes
Goalkeepers
1 GK Richard Lee England (1982-10-05)5 October 1982 (aged 29) Watford 2010
16 GK Antoine Gounet France (1988-10-16)16 October 1988 (aged 23) Unattached 2012
21 GK Simon Moore England (1990-05-19)19 May 1990 (aged 22) Unattached 2009
Defenders
2 DF Kevin O'Connor (c) Republic of Ireland (1982-02-24)24 February 1982 (aged 30) Youth 2000
3 DF Scott Barron England (1985-09-02)2 September 1985 (aged 26) Millwall 2012
5 DF Tony Craig England (1985-04-20)20 April 1985 (aged 27) Millwall 2012
6 DF Harlee Dean England (1991-07-26)26 July 1991 (aged 21) Southampton 2012
14 DF Shay Logan England (1988-01-29)29 January 1988 (aged 24) Manchester City 2011
18 DF Lee Hodson Northern Ireland (1991-10-02)2 October 1991 (aged 20) Watford 2012 On loan from Watford
24 DF Jake Bidwell England (1993-03-21)21 March 1993 (aged 19) Everton 2012 On loan from Everton
26 DF Leon Redwood England (1991-09-23)23 September 1991 (aged 20) Unattached 2012
28 DF Alfie Mawson England (1994-01-19)19 January 1994 (aged 18) Youth 2011 Loaned to Maidenhead United
31 DF Aaron Pierre Grenada (1993-02-17)17 February 1993 (aged 19) Fulham 2011
33 DF Rob Kiernan Republic of Ireland (1991-01-13)13 January 1991 (aged 21) Wigan Athletic 2012 On loan from Wigan Athletic
Midfielders
4 MF Adam Forshaw England (1991-10-08)8 October 1991 (aged 20) Everton 2012
7 MF Sam Saunders England (1983-08-29)29 August 1983 (aged 28) Dagenham & Redbridge 2009
8 MF Jonathan Douglas Republic of Ireland (1981-11-22)22 November 1981 (aged 30) Swindon Town 2011
12 MF Tom Adeyemi England (1991-10-24)24 October 1991 (aged 20) Norwich City 2012 On loan from Norwich City
15 MF Stuart Dallas Northern Ireland (1991-04-19)19 April 1991 (aged 21) Crusaders 2012
19 MF Harry Forrester England (1991-01-02)2 January 1991 (aged 21) Aston Villa 2011
20 MF Toumani Diagouraga France (1987-06-20)20 June 1987 (aged 25) Peterborough United 2010
22 MF Jake Reeves England (1993-05-30)30 May 1993 (aged 19) Youth 2011 Loaned to AFC Wimbledon
27 MF Emmanuel Oyeleke England (1992-12-24)24 December 1992 (aged 19) Youth 2011 Loaned to Northampton Town
34 MF Charlie Adams England (1994-05-16)16 May 1994 (aged 18) Youth 2011
Forwards
9 FW Clayton Donaldson Jamaica (1984-02-07)7 February 1984 (aged 28) Crewe Alexandra 2011
10 FW Farid El Alagui France (1985-02-10)10 February 1985 (aged 27) Falkirk 2012
11 FW Marcello Trotta Italy (1992-09-29)29 September 1992 (aged 19) Fulham 2012 On loan from Fulham
17 FW Bradley Wright-Phillips England (1985-03-12)12 March 1985 (aged 27) Charlton Athletic 2013 On loan from Charlton Athletic
23 FW Paul Hayes England (1983-09-20)20 September 1983 (aged 28) Charlton Athletic 2012 Loaned to Crawley Town
30 FW Antonio German England (1991-01-02)2 January 1991 (aged 21) Unattached 2012 Loaned to Gillingham
Players who left the club mid-season
11 MF Jimmy Spencer England (1991-12-13)13 December 1991 (aged 20) Huddersfield Town 2012 Returned to Huddersfield Town after loan
18 MF Ryan Fredericks England (1992-10-10)10 October 1992 (aged 19) Tottenham Hotspur 2012 Returned to Tottenham Hotspur after loan
32 DF Leon Legge England (1985-07-01)1 July 1985 (aged 27) Tonbridge Angels 2009 Loaned to Gillingham, transferred to Gillingham
32 DF Liam Moore England (1993-01-31)31 January 1993 (aged 19) Leicester City 2013 Returned to Leicester City after loan

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Role
Germany Uwe Rösler Manager
Republic of Ireland Alan Kernaghan Assistant Manager
England Peter Farrell First Team Coach
England Simon Royce Goalkeeping Coach
England Daryl Martin Physiotherapist
England Chris Haslam Head of Conditioning
England Darren Glenister Sports Therapist
England Chris Domoney Masseur
England Bob Oteng Kit Man

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

Substitute appearances in brackets.
No Pos Nat Name League FA Cup League Cup FL Trophy Playoffs Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK England Richard Lee 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
2 DF Republic of Ireland Kevin O'Connor 6 (6) 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 10 (6) 1
3 DF England Scott Barron 5 (7) 0 0 (3) 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 7 (10) 0
4 MF England Adam Forshaw 37 (6) 3 6 0 0 (1) 0 0 0 3 0 46 (7) 3
5 DF England Tony Craig 44 0 7 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 55 0
6 DF England Harlee Dean 44 3 5 (1) 0 1 0 2 0 3 1 55 (1) 4
7 MF England Sam Saunders 13 (17) 2 3 (4) 0 1 0 2 1 3 0 22 (21) 3
8 MF Republic of Ireland Jonathan Douglas 44 4 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 (1) 0 52 (1) 4
9 FW Jamaica Clayton Donaldson 43 (1) 18 6 (1) 4 1 0 1 0 3 2 54 (2) 24
10 FW France Farid El Alagui 7 (4) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 7 (5) 3
14 DF England Shay Logan 41 (4) 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 49 (4) 0
15 MF Northern Ireland Stuart Dallas 3 (4) 0 1 (2) 0 0 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 4 (7) 0
16 GK France Antoine Gounet 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
17 FW England Bradley Wright-Phillips 10 (5) 5 1 (1) 0 11 (6) 5
19 MF England Harry Forrester 25 (11) 8 4 (3) 3 1 0 2 0 2 (1) 0 34 (15) 11
20 MF France Toumani Diagouraga 28 (11) 1 4 (1) 0 0 (1) 0 2 0 2 0 36 (13) 1
21 GK England Simon Moore 43 0 4 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 52 0
22 MF England Jake Reeves 4 (2) 0 0 (2) 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 (4) 0
23 FW England Paul Hayes 10 (13) 4 5 1 2 1 0 (2) 0 17 (15) 6
30 FW England Antonio German 0 (2) 1 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 (2) 0 0 0 0 (5) 1
31 DF Grenada Aaron Pierre 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 (1) 0
32 DF England Leon Legge 3 (4) 0 2 0 0 0 1 (1) 0 6 (5) 0
34 MF England Charlie Adams 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 (1) 0
Players loaned in during the season
11 MF England Jimmy Spencer 0 (2) 0 0 0 0 (2) 0
11 FW Italy Marcello Trotta 16 (6) 6 3 (2) 3 0 0 2 0 21 (8) 9
12 MF England Tom Adeyemi 21 (9) 2 4 (1) 1 1 0 3 0 29 (10) 3
18 MF England Ryan Fredericks 1 (3) 0 0 (1) 0 0 0 1 (4) 0
24 DF England Jake Bidwell 37 (3) 0 6 0 1 0 3 0 47 (3) 0
32 DF England Liam Moore 6 (1) 0 6 (1) 0
33 DF Republic of Ireland Rob Kiernan 5 (3) 0 1 0 0 0 6 (3) 0
  • Players listed in italics left the club mid-season.
  • Source: Soccerbase

Goalscorers[edit]

No Pos Nat Player FL1 FAC FLC FLT FLP Total
9 FW Jamaica Clayton Donaldson 18 4 0 2 2 24
19 MF England Harry Forrester 8 3 0 0 0 11
11 FW Italy Marcello Trotta 6 3 0 0 9
23 FW England Paul Hayes 4 1 1 0 6
17 FW England Bradley Wright-Phillips 5 0 5
8 MF Republic of Ireland Jonathan Douglas 4 0 0 0 0 4
6 DF England Harlee Dean 3 0 0 0 1 4
4 MF England Adam Forshaw 3 0 0 0 0 3
10 FW France Farid El Alagui 3 0 0 0 0 3
12 MF England Tom Adeyemi 2 1 0 0 3
7 MF England Sam Saunders 2 0 0 1 0 3
20 MF France Toumani Diagouraga 1 0 0 0 0 1
30 FW England Antonio German 1 0 0 0 0 1
2 DF Republic of Ireland Kevin O'Connor 0 0 0 0 1 1
Opponents 0 0 0 0 1 1
Total 62 12 0 4 5 83
  • Players listed in italics left the club mid-season.
  • Source: Soccerbase

Discipline[edit]

No Pos Nat Player FL1 FAC FLC FLT FLP Total Pts
YC Red card YC Red card YC Red card YC Red card YC Red card YC Red card
8 MF Republic of Ireland Jonathan Douglas 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 10
14 DF England Shay Logan 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 9
9 FW Jamaica Clayton Donaldson 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 1 9
24 DF England Jake Bidwell 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 1 9
6 DF England Harlee Dean 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 8
4 MF England Adam Forshaw 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 8
5 DF England Tony Craig 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 7
20 MF France Toumani Diagouraga 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 6 0 6
12 MF England Tom Adeyemi 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 6
19 MF England Harry Forrester 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 5
7 MF England Sam Saunders 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 5
17 FW England Bradley Wright-Phillips 4 0 0 0 4 0 4
22 MF England Jake Reeves 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 4
11 FW Italy Marcello Trotta 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
2 DF Republic of Ireland Kevin O'Connor 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
1 GK England Richard Lee 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
21 GK England Simon Moore 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
32 DF England Liam Moore 1 0 1 0 1
18 MF England Ryan Fredericks 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
3 DF England Scott Barron 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
10 FW France Farid El Alagui 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Total 75 5 3 0 2 1 3 0 3 0 86 6 104
  • Players listed in italics left the club mid-season.
  • Source: ESPN FC

Management[edit]

Name Nat From To Record All Comps Record League
P W D L W % P W D L W %
Uwe Rösler Germany 11 August 2012 19 May 2013 59 25 21 13 42.37 46 21 16 9 45.65

Summary[edit]

Games played 59 (46 League One, 7 FA Cup, 1 League Cup, 2 Football League Trophy, 3 Football League play-offs)
Games won 25 (21 League One, 3 FA Cup, 0 League Cup, 1 Football League Trophy, 0 Football League play-offs)
Games drawn 21 (16 League One, 3 FA Cup, 0 League Cup, 0 Football League Trophy, 2 Football League play-offs)
Games lost 13 (9 League One, 1 FA Cup, 1 League Cup, 1 Football League Trophy, 1 Football League play-offs)
Goals scored 82 (62 League One, 13 FA Cup, 0 League Cup, 2 Football League Trophy, 5 Football League play-offs)
Goals conceded 68 (47 League One, 12 FA Cup, 1 League Cup, 2 Football League Trophy, 6 Football League play-offs)
Clean sheets 17 (15 League One, 1 FA Cup, 0 League Cup, 1 Football League Trophy, 0 Football League play-offs)
Biggest league win 5–1 versus Crewe Alexandra, 25 August 2012
Worst league defeat 3–0 versus Yeovil Town, 2 February 2013
Most appearances 56, Clayton Donaldson (44 League One, 7 FA Cup, 1 League Cup, 1 Football League Trophy, 3 Football League play-offs), Harlee Dean (44 League One, 6 FA Cup, 1 League Cup, 2 Football League Trophy, 3 Football League play-offs)
Top scorer (league) 18, Clayton Donaldson
Top scorer (all competitions) 24, Clayton Donaldson

Transfers & loans[edit]

Players transferred in
Date Pos. Name Previous Club Fee Ref.
21 May 2012 DF England Harlee Dean England Southampton Free [36]
21 May 2012 MF England Adam Forshaw England Everton Free [36]
3 July 2012 FW France Farid El Alagui Scotland Falkirk Free [37]
13 July 2012 DF England Tony Craig England Millwall Undisclosed [38]
13 August 2012 DF England Scott Barron England Millwall Undisclosed [39]
20 August 2012 FW England Paul Hayes England Charlton Athletic Free [6]
Players loaned in
Date from Pos. Name From Date to Ref.
10 August 2012 DF England Ryan Fredericks England Tottenham Hotspur 25 October 2012 [40]
29 August 2012 MF England Tom Adeyemi England Norwich City End of season [41]
29 August 2012 DF England Jake Bidwell England Everton End of season [7]
16 October 2012 FW England Jimmy Spencer England Huddersfield Town 21 November 2012 [10]
15 November 2012 DF Republic of Ireland Rob Kiernan England Wigan Athletic 2 January 2013 [42]
22 November 2012 DF Northern Ireland Lee Hodson England Watford End of season [11]
22 November 2012 FW Italy Marcello Trotta England Fulham End of season [11]
11 January 2013 DF Republic of Ireland Rob Kiernan England Wigan Athletic End of season [43]
19 February 2013 FW England Bradley Wright-Phillips England Charlton Athletic End of season [16]
20 February 2013 DF England Liam Moore England Leicester City 30 March 2013 [44]
Players transferred out
Date Pos. Name Subsequent club Fee Ref.
17 August 2012 MF Antigua and Barbuda Myles Weston England Gillingham Undisclosed [45]
31 January 2012 DF England Leon Legge England Gillingham Undisclosed [46]
Players loaned out
Date from Pos. Name To Date to Ref.
5 November 2012 MF England Jake Reeves England AFC Wimbledon 3 December 2012 [47]
7 December 2012 FW England Luke Norris England Boreham Wood 11 January 2013 [48]
13 December 2012 DF England Alfie Mawson England Maidenhead United 9 January 2013 [49]
14 December 2012 DF England Sam Griffiths England Carshalton Athletic 10 January 2013 [50]
November 2012 DF England Sam Beale England Northwood January 2013 [51]
November 2012 MF England Josh Clarke England Carshalton Athletic January 2013 [51]
November 2012 MF England Tyrell Miller-Rodney England Northwood January 2013 [51]
31 December 2012 DF England Leon Legge England Gillingham 31 January 2013 [52]
28 January 2013 MF England Emmanuel Oyeleke England Northampton Town 1 March 2013 [53]
26 February 2013 FW England Antonio German England Gillingham 29 March 2013 [54]
11 March 2013 FW England Paul Hayes England Crawley Town 27 April 2013 [55]
January 2013 MF England Max Herbert England Ashford Town (Middlesex) March 2013 [56]
January 2013 MF England Myles Hippolyte England Southall February 2013 [56]
20 February 2013 DF England Alfie Mawson England Maidenhead United 27 April 2013 [57]
February 2013 MF England Josh Clarke England Carshalton Athletic April 2013 [57]
February 2013 MF England Tyrell Miller-Rodney England Carshalton Athletic April 2013 [57]
February 2013 DF Montenegro Stefan Tomasevic England Northwood February 2013 [58]
March 2013 DF Montenegro Stefan Tomasevic England Northwood April 2013 [59]
April 2013 DF Montenegro Stefan Tomasevic England Hayes & Yeading United April 2013 [60]
Players released
Date Pos. Name Subsequent club Join date Ref.
9 July 2012 DF England Craig Woodman England Exeter City 9 July 2012 [61]
17 July 2012 DF Netherlands Pim Balkestein England AFC Wimbledon 17 July 2012 [62]
30 June 2013 GK France Antoine Gounet Netherlands Magreb '90 November 2015 [63]

Kit[edit]

Supplier: Puma
Sponsor(s): Skyex

Home
Away

Source: brentfordfc.co.uk, brentfordfc.co.uk

Awards[edit]

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