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Chris Long extends loan from Everton to Brentford

21 March 2015

Striker to stay at Griffin Park for a further month

Striker Chris Long has extended his Youth Loan from Everton to Brentford for a further month.

The youth international striker joined The Bees in January.

His loan was due to end today, Saturday March 21, but it has now been extended until Saturday April 18.

Chris has hit four goals for Brentford in nine appearances, two of which have been starts.

In his two starts for The Bees he has scored three times and he has just been called up to the England Under-20 squad for matches against Mexico and USA next week.

Mark Warburton, Brentford FC Manager, said: “I am delighted to secure Chris Long for another month.

“He has settled really well in to the group and is making progress on and off the field.

“Chris has scored four Championship goals and has improved with every game he has played.

“He is pushing Andre Gray hard for a starting spot but they also have a fantastic relationship and are feeding off each other.

“We are looking forward to Chris continuing to have an impact for the rest of the season.”

Chris has been on Everton’s books since he was five-years-old, working his way through The Toffees’ Academy.

He had a spell on loan at Milton Keynes Dons last year and scored on his first appearance in professional football – against Shrewsbury Town in January 2014.

Chris made his Everton debut earlier this season, when he played the final 11 minutes of a Europa League tie against FC Krasnodar as a substitute.

He has represented England at every level from Under-16 to Under-20, playing 13 games and scoring five goals.

He went to the Under-20 World Cup in 2013, playing in two of England’s three matches.

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