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MONTELL MOORE SIGNS THREE-YEAR CONTRACT

15 August 2014

Montell Moore signs on to stay at Brentford until 2017

Development Squad attacker Montell Moore has signed a new three-year contract.

Montell, 18, completed his two-year scholarship at the end of the 2013/14 season and was given the chance to turn professional.

He signed a one-year Development Squad deal in the summer, awarded after a fine season for both Youth Team and Development Squad.

He has been involved in Brentford’s First Team pre-season friendlies and made his debut in the Capital One Cup win over Dagenham and Redbridge on Tuesday.

Montell scored one and made three more in the 6-6 draw.

He has now committed his future to The Bees until the summer of 2017.

Ose Aibangee, Brentford FC Academy Director, said: “Montell has fully justified our decision to award him a contract.

“His talent has been obvious for a number of years and he has dealt very well with stepping up to the First Team group for training and matches.

“We believe he will continue to develop and were very keen to secure him for the long term.

“Montell has he attributes to succeed in the First Team and needs to keep producing the sort of performances he has done in training and matches.”

Mark Warburton, Brentford FC Manager, added: “Montell made an impression at the end of last season and has carried that form in to pre-season.

“He has shown a real confidence at this level and, most importantly for a young player, he adds quality to every training session.

“We believe in youth, if a player is good enough, he is old enough.

“Montell has taken his chances and has made a real impression in the games he has played.”

Montell led the Youth Team’s scoring charts in 2013/14 with nine goals in 16 games to add to his five goals in the first year of his scholarship.

He scored his first Development Squad goal in the defeat to Queens Park Rangers in March and made seven appearances for the Under-21 side in 2013/14.

The 18-year-old joined Brentford at the age of seven and lives in the town.

 


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