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Contract extension for Brentford striker Scott Hogan

1 September 2015

Forward signs new deal as he continues recovery from injury

Brentford striker Scott Hogan has signed a new contract, extending his stay at Griffin Park for a further year. The forward, currently recovering from a serious knee injury, has signed a deal to stay with The Bees until the end of the 2017/18 season, adding a further 12 months to the contract he signed last summer when he joined Brentford from Rochdale.

Scott arrived at Griffin Park in August 2014 after helping Rochdale win automatic promotion from Sky Bet League Two. He scored 17 goals in 33 games and was awarded a place in the 2013/14 PFA League Two Team of the Year.

After only two appearances, he injured his knee in a match against Rotherham United a year ago. After surgery and extensive rehabilitation he suffered a further serious knee injury. Scott, 23, had surgery for the second time in 12 months and is currently working hard with Brentford FC Head of Medical Neil Greig to get back to First Team action.

Phil Giles, Brentford FC Co-Director of Football, said: "Scott has been tremendously unlucky with injuries since he moved here. I've always been impressed with his positive attitude and his commitment to return as soon as possible.

“We were keen to give Scott as much support as possible as he gets back to playing, so it made sense to extend his contract. We can now make sure that Scott is 100 per cent fit before returning to playing in the knowledge that he is with Brentford for the long term."

Scott came through the youth ranks at Rochdale but was released in 2010 before he had made a First Team appearance. After three years in non-league he went back to Rochdale and helped them out of League Two in his one year back at the Greater Manchester side.

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