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27 May 2014

Shaleum Logan one of four players to leave Griffin Park this summer

Brentford Manager Mark Warburton has confirmed the players that will be leaving the Club this summer.
Scott Barron, Farid El Alagui, Shaleum Logan and Liam O’Brien will be leaving Griffin Park when their contracts expire.
Clayton Donaldson is also out of contract but Mark said he will be offered a new deal by The Bees.
Three loan players – Alan Judge, from Blackburn Rovers, George Saville, from Chelsea, and Marcello Trotta, from Fulham – have returned to their parent clubs.
Mark said he would be talking to the three clubs about the futures of those players with a view to keeping them at Brentford.
Martin Fillo has returned to the Czech Republic after his one-year loan from FC Viktoria Plzeň came to an end.
Josh Clarke, who was promoted to the First Team ranks last month, has been offered a new one-year contract.
Mark Warburton said: “We will be offering Clayton a contract.
“When we first spoke to him about a new contract earlier in the season he said he wanted to play in The Championship and ideally that would be with Brentford.
“I have spoken to him and conversations have been positive.
“I hope we can wrap up Clayton’s future quickly.”
Shaleum, 26, joined Brentford after leaving Manchester City in the summer of 2011.
Shaleum scored on his Brentford debut on the first day of the 2011/12 season and in total he played 103 games for Brentford at right back, left back and in midfield, scoring five goals.
He made 89 Football League appearances for The Bees, scoring four times, and spent the second half of 2013/14 on loan at Scottish Premiership Aberdeen.
He will join Aberdeen permanently when his contract expires.
Brentford manager Mark Warburton said: “I am delighted that the loan move worked out for Shaleum.
“The loan move was designed to give him playing time and it worked out well for all parties. 
“Shaleum gave trememdous service to the club in his time here.
“All the staff and players wish him well at Aberdeen and all the best for the future.” 
Farid joined Brentford from Falkirk in the summer of 2012 and made his debut against Bury on the first day of the 2012/13 League One season.
He made an immediate impact, scoring three goals in his first five games for The Bees, but picked up a serious knee injury in October 2012 that caused him to miss most of the 2012/13 season.
He returned at the start of 2013/14 and, playing mainly as a substitute, made 18 appearances in all competitions for The Bees this term, scoring six goals.
Farid finished with a record of nine goals from 30 Brentford games in all competitions, 20 of which were as a substitute, four of those goals came in his 23 League One games.
He spent the second half of 2013/14 on loan at Dundee United.
Liam, 22, joined Brentford in August, and stayed for the duration of the 2013/14 season.
He did not make a First Team appearance for Brentford but was an unused substitute on eight occasions.
Scott joined Brentford from Millwall in the summer of 2012.
The 28-year-old made his Brentford debut on the first day of the 2012/13 npower League One season against Bury and, before a hip injury ended his season early, featured at both left back and on the left side of midfield.
He continued to suffer with injury this season and leaves Brentford having played 21 games for The Bees, nine from the start.
Alan Judge has returned to Blackburn after playing 22 games for Brentford in a half season loan spell.
He scored seven goals for The Bees, including a penalty against Preston North End that sealed promotion to The Sky Bet Championship.
George Saville spent the season on loan at Griffin Park from Chelsea – he played 44 games in all competitions, scoring three goals.
Marcello Trotta spent most of the 2013/14 season on loan from Fulham, his second spell at Griffin Park.
He scored 13 goals for Brentford this season in 40 games, to add to the nine he scored in 29 games in 2012/13.
Martin Fillo played nine games in a season-long loan spell, scoring one goal.
Mark Warburton added: “I would like to thank the departing players for all their hard work and the contribution they have made to Brentford Football Club.
“Scott Barron is well liked by the squad of players and has had a torturous time with injuries.
“His commitment and professionalism have been outstanding.
“I wish Scott well; you couldn’t meet a nicer guy in football.
“I am sure he will go on and do good things.
“Shay and Farid have been great servants to the Club.
“Shay was first choice for more than two years and always gave his all, Farid had a tough time with injuries, he got himself fit and is doing well in Scotland.
“The fact that such talented players are leaving the Club shows the level we are aspiring to.
“There are three guys on loan – Alan, George and Marcello – that have been great for us.
“We are talking to their parent clubs to see if business can be done.
“If we can’t get anything done, we thank them for their contribution.”
Mark added that there would not necessarily be wholesale changes to the Brentford squad.
There are 19 players – Richard Lee, Kevin O’Connor, Adam Forshaw, Tony Craig, Harlee Dean, Sam Saunders, Jonathan Douglas, Will Grigg, Alan McCormack, Stuart Dallas, Jack Bonham, Toumani Diagouraga, Jake Reeves, Jake Bidwell, Raphaël Calvet, James Tarkowski, David Button, Nico Yennaris and Charlie Adams – under contract for next season.
“I have been asked about who is coming in,” said Mark.
“This squad got 94 points in League One this season.
“If we can add value we will bring players in but they have to add value on the pitch and in the changing room.
“We have a great unity and we can’t endanger that.
“If we have to bring in players we will do so but there will not be wholesale changes.
“This group of players got Brentford in to The Championship; I won’t just get rid of them.
“We have a strong squad that deserve the chance to show what they can do.
“They have to come back hungry and demonstrate the desire to keep their shirt."

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