The 18-year-old came through the ranks with Portsmouth before departing in the summer of 2020. He went on to feature for AFC Portchester after exiting Fratton Park, before linking up with Bognor in September 2020.

The youngster, who has the ability to play in central midfield and in central defence, has featured 18 times for the Isthmian League Premier Division side so far this season, with his last match for the side coming in an FA Trophy defeat to Maldon & Tiptree. Ethan also featured for Bognor in wins over the likes of Thame United, Burgess Hill Town and Tooting & Mitcham United.

Ethan turned out for Brentford B as a Trialist in their two recent fixtures with a Wycombe Wanderers XI and Hemel Hempstead Town. The youngster started Saturday’s match at Bisham Abbey alongside Tristan Crama in central defence as the side kept a clean sheet.

Brentford B Head Coach Neil MacFarlane is pleased to add further strength to his squad ahead of the rest of the campaign. He explained: “Ethan came in on trial last week with us and he is someone who has played a number of games in midfield so far in his career, but he also has the potential to play centre back, which is where he found himself on Saturday against Hemel Hempstead. He put in a really accomplished performance and, hopefully, he will get better and better in our environment and really grow as a player with us.

“We’ve got a number of boys in and around the First Team environment and it’s important that we keep adding to our group to make sure we keep pushing forwards.”