Brentford FC is delighted to confirm that Marcus Gayle is taking on a new role as Club Ambassador.

Marcus started his career at Brentford as an 18-year-old. He made his debut in 1988 and played just short of 200 games before joining Wimbledon in 1994. After a spell with The Dons and then at Rangers and Watford, Marcus returned to Brentford in 2005 to extend his appearance tally to 231. He was appointed to the Club’s Hall of Fame in 2015 and is a regular co-commentator on matchdays at Griffin Park.

Marcus, 49, also works with Kick it Out and the Premier League to deliver their Equality Inspires workshops across the country for players, staff and parents. He is an Ambassador for KickOff@3, an initiative set up to engage young people, using sport, music and other imaginative ideas to spread awareness and raise funds for a range of charities that promote health and well-being in young people.

Marcus said: “Brentford has always been a special part of my life, since coming through the gates at 14 and starting my football career here. I feel honoured to be appointed as a Club Ambassador, particularly at such an exciting point in the Club’s history as we say goodbye to Griffin Park and look ahead to life in our new stadium.”

Chief Executive Jon Varney said: “We are thrilled to be welcoming Marcus as a Club Ambassador. His service both on and off the pitch to Brentford has meant that he’s already much-loved by both supporters and staff alike. Marcus has such a lot to offer by representing the Club on matchdays and continuing to build our profile in the industry as well as supporting key projects in the local community and our plans for the move to our new stadium.”