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12 July 2013

Czech International winger signs on loan for 2013/14.

Brentford have signed international winger Martin Fillo on a one-year loan deal from Czech Republic side FC Viktoria Plzeň.
The Czech Republic international, who has played three times for his country, linked up with The Bees at the training camp in Germany.
He played in both Brentford’s friendlies while they were in Germany and has now arrived in West London to join up with the squad again.
The 27-year-old started his career with Viktoria Plzeň and was signed by Brentford Manager Uwe Rösler in 2008 when he was in charge at Norwegian side Viking FK.
He returned to the Czech Republic in 2011, signing for Viktoria Plzeň again, and played for FK Mladá Boleslav on loan in 2012.
Uwe said: “I know Martin from my time in Stavanger.
“I signed him for a big fee, in Norwegian football terms.
“He was a very young player, the Czech Republic had a very good Under-21 team and he was captain of it.
“He did very well for me, especially in the first year.
“I never lost touch with him and we had a good look at him when we were in Germany.
“He settled in well to the group, which I expected, he is a team player with good individual qualities.
“Martin will be a good addition, he can score goals and I can see him doing very well in games where teams sit deep against us, when we need players who are good in tight areas.
“He will fit in with the squad as a player and as a person.
“We will bring him up to speed as we approach the season, like the other players.
“I look forward to seeing him play in our shirt and scoring goals.”
Mark Warburton, Brentford FC Sporting Director, added: “We are delighted to secure Martin on a season long loan. 
“Martin is a player who has worked under Uwe whilst at Viking Stavanger and who has played at Champions League level whilst also representing the Czech Republic.
“He is a player of proven quality and possesses excellent technical attributes who will undoubtedly add value to our existing squad.”
Martin has represented Czech Republic at Under-18, Under-19 and Under-21 level, as well as winning three full international caps.
He played in the European Under-21 Championships in 2007 and scored twice in 21 games at that level.

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