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24 February 2014

Brentford Development Squad striker Luke Norris extends loan spell at Dagenham and Redbridge

Development Squad striker Luke Norris has extended his loan spell at Sky Bet League Two Dagenham and Redbridge.

The 20-year-old joined the East London side last month and has played six games for The Daggers, scoring twice.

He will now stay with Dagenham and Redbridge until Sunday March 23.

It is Luke’s second loan move of the season as he spent just under two months with Northampton Town, scoring five goals in 12 games in all competitions, all of which came in his first six games.

Ose Aibangee, Brentford FC Academy Director, said: “Luke is doing well at Dagenham and continuing to prove he can score goals at Football League level.

“He now has seven in 18 games for League Two teams this season, which is a good record.

“It is important for him to play First Team football at Football League level and he is getting that opportunity at Dagenham and Redbridge.

“He also has to fight for his place and that sort of competition can only do him good.

“We were pleased Dagenham and Redbridge wanted to keep him for another month and are happy for him to stay.

“We will, as ever, watch him during this month, which is a busy one for all clubs, and see how he develops.”

Luke has been at Brentford since the summer of 2010, when he signed a scholarship.

He turned professional in the summer of 2012 after excelling in the Youth Team and signed a new one-year Development Squad contract in last summer.

The striker finished as Brentford’s top scorer in the Professional Development League last season, hitting ten goals in 18 games.

Luke played seven games for Boreham Wood in the Conference South last season, scoring three goals.

He made his Brentford debut as a 17-year-old in April 2011 when he was a first-year scholar and has made five First Team appearances in total, scoring once.

Luke played three games for Brentford’s First Team this season before joining Northampton and scored in a Johnstone’s Paint Trophy win over AFC Wimbledon.

He has scored one in five games for the Development Squad in the Under-21 Professional Development League Two South this season.

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