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JAKE BIDWELL SIGNS NEW CONTRACT

24 July 2014

Jake Bidwell signs new three-year Brentford contract to stay at Griffin Park until 2017

Brentford left back Jake Bidwell has signed a new three-year contract.

The 21-year-old arrived at Griffin Park on loan from Everton and then signed on a permanent basis.

He has now committed his future to The Bees for the next three years, signing a contract that expires in June 2017.

Mark Warburton, Brentford FC Manager, said: “Over the past few years we have looked to secure our talented young players on long-term contracts.

“Jake came to us initially through the loan process.

“We were delighted to secure him permanently and now to see him sign the contract extension.

“Jake is a very talented young player and an outstanding professional.

“This new contract is just reward for his performances last season.

“We are looking forward to watching Jake continue to develop and perform in The Championship.”

Jake joined from Everton on a permanent deal in the summer of 2013 after a series of loan deals.

He spent six months at Griffin Park during the 2011/12 season and returned early in the 2012/13 season, eventually extending the deal until the end of the season.

Jake played 25 games for The Bees in his first spell at the Club, both at left back and on the left side of midfield, missing only three games after making his debut in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy tie against Barnet.

In 2012/13 he played 50 games in all competitions after arriving in late August.

After an injury early in 2013/14, Jake returned to play 41 games in all competitions as Brentford won promotion from League One.

He was named Football League Young Player of the Month for January 2014 and was selected in the PFA Sky Bet League One Team of the Year.

Jake was also named as a substitute in the Football League’s version of the Sky Bet League One Team of the Year.

He has now played 116 games for The Bees in all competitions and his next Football League start will be his 100th for the Club.

Jake came through the youth ranks at Everton and made his First Team debut in a Europa League tie against BATE Borisov in December 2009.

In doing so, he became the youngest player to appear for Everton in a European fixture.

 


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