Midfielder triggers one-year contract extension at Griffin Park
Alan McCormack has extended his Brentford contract for a further season after triggering an option to lengthen his stay at Griffin Park. The Irish midfield player signed a new contract in late 2014 that included a clause to automatically extend until the summer of 2017 if he played a certain number of games this season. Alan’s appearance in the Sky Bet Championship win over Cardiff City last night took him to the required number of matches and his contract has been automatically extended until the end of next season.
Alan joined The Bees in the summer of 2013, leaving Swindon Town when his contract with the Wiltshire club came to an end. He was part of the Swindon team which won League Two and reached the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Final in 2011/12 – earning the Player of the Season accolade – and captained them for most of the following year when they reached the League One Play-Offs, losing to Brentford. The former Preston North End, Southend United and Charlton Athletic man – who can also play in defence – then joined The Bees.
Alan was voted Brentford Supporters’ Player of the Year for 2013/14 after playing 45 games in all competitions as The Bees won promotion from League One and then played 19 times in the Sky Bet Championship in 2014/15. The 32-year-old has made 27 appearances this season, 25 in the Championship, and is now closing in on 100 Brentford games in all competitions.