Mads Bech has been recalled to Brentford from his loan spell with OGC Nice.

The 23-year-old joined the Ligue 1 outfit on a season-long loan in September but failed to make a competitive appearance for Lucien Favre’s side.

The centre-back was named in the matchday squad for all six of Nice’s Europa Conference League games, which saw them top their group, as well as four Ligue 1 fixtures.

Following Thursday night’s 0-0 draw with RC Lens, Nice sit currently ninth in the French top flight after 16 matches.

Before heading to France, Bech made three Premier League appearances off the bench for Thomas Frank’s Bees in August as well as a goalscoring start against Colchester United in an EFL Cup second-round victory. 

Bech made a winning Brentford debut at the start of the 2018/19 season against Southend United in the EFL Cup, but his breakthrough came in 2020.

Following a loan spell at AFC Wimbledon early that year, he was part of the Brentford squad that won promotion to the Premier League in the 2020/21 season, playing 39 games in all competitions.

He started 32 Sky Bet Championship games that campaign as the Bees finished third and won the Play-Off final.

Bech picked up an injury at the start of Brentford’s first Premier League season but still made 15 appearances last term, 11 of them in the top flight.

In total, Bech has featured 70 times for Brentford, scoring four goals, and has also earned 28 youth international caps for his country.