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Herson Rodrigues Alves: 'I wanted to play games'

5 February 2015

New signing describes his frustration of not being able to play games.

Attacking midfielder Herson Rodrigues Alves spoke to Bees Player on his delight on signing professional forms after the frustration of being caught up in what can be referred to as a registration black hole.

The Portuguese-born 18-year-old has been restricted to playing friendlies due to registration difficulties, but subject to clearance from the Football Association, is now free to play in competitive games.

He has now signed an 18-month contract that will keep him at Griffin Park until the summer of 2016.

“I’ve been playing for Brentford since 14, and signed my scholarship at 16, but got injured for a year,” said Herson.

“In that time I played three league matches, but then couldn't play due to FIFA and the FA.

“I’ve only played friendlies; it’s not really what I wanted to do, I wanted to play official games, so hopefully I can start doing that now.

“I would see the team sheet and everyone is playing games, and my name is not there, so I’ve trained on Saturday, not played and gone back home.”

Herson can now look forward to playing football and his targets are clear.

“Between now and the end of the season, I want to be more involved with the Under-21s, so I can [eventually] step up to the First Team,” said Herson.

“I have good movement and score goals, but at the same time can play in different positions.”

You can view the entire interview now with Herson on Bees Player now.

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