Having been inspired by Chelsea legend Ashley Cole while learning his trade as a left-back, we sat down with Rico Henry ahead of The Blues’ visit to TW8.
On his five years at Brentford:
“It’s been a crazy, crazy journey. To be playing in the Premier League, in a new stadium, in front of the fans who have been amazing with me, is a good feeling. It feels like home now.”
Enjoying the defensive challenge:
“Brian Riemer is a constant voice, it’s good to have him around as he’ll always give you a reminder that we need to defend with our lives. No turning away when you’re stopping shots or blocking crosses. You’ve got to enjoy defending, then create chances from there.”
And recovering from setbacks:
“When I did my ACL, I was scared. I didn’t realise I’d be out for so long as I’d never had an injury like that. I was worried I wouldn’t get my pace back. I didn’t think I’d come back as good as I was. You have to keep believing.”
Also included in issue four:
Priced at £4, our sellers around the stadium are now accepting contactless payments. Programmes are also available from The Bees Merchandise Kiosk on Lionel Road South and from the brand-new Bees Superstore.
Missed a game at Brentford Community Stadium this season? Fill the gaps in your programme collection here.