Brentford B forward Aaron Pressley has joined Sky Bet League One side Stevenage on a permanent deal. 

The 21-year-old has been a part of the B team group since 2020 after he arrived from Aston Villa. 

He went on to be a key player for Neil MacFarlane’s group, becoming their top scorer for the 2020/21 season. Pressley also won the player of the year award for that campaign after grabbing 19 goals for the team that season. 

He made his first team debut for Brentford in December 2020 as a substitute in a 2-0 win away from home against Rotherham United. 

Pressley then added a further two appearances for Thomas Frank’s side that season as he featured against Nottingham Forest before making his Emirates FA Cup debut against Leicester City in January 2021. 

The youngster has had two loan spells away from Brentford having spent time with AFC Wimbledon during the 2021/22 campaign before heading out on loan to Accrington Stanley for the second half of the 2022/23 season. 

He is also a Scotland youth international and featured for the under-17 age group. He then went on to earn his first call-up for Scotland Under-21s in October 2021. 

Pressley will join up with a Stevenage side who were promoted to League One having finished second in League Two last season. They get their new campaign under way on Saturday 5 August away from home at Northampton Town. 

Discussing Pressley’s departure, Brentford B head coach Neil MacFarlane said: “During Aaron’s time with the B team he has been outstanding for us. It was great to see him go on to get some game time with the first team too as he made his senior debut in the Championship.

“He has proved a real presence at the top end of the pitch and he’s scored a number of goals for us. He’s been out on loan with Wimbledon and Accrington where he’s proved he can score goals in the league and he now finds himself back in League One.

“Aaron is a fantastic professional who is so dedicated, and we feel he can have a really good career. He has an amazing attitude and desire for the game and he leaves with the best wishes of everyone at Brentford.”