19-year-old defender signs Development Squad contract.
Nathan Fox has signed an 18-month contract to be part of Brentford’s Development Squad. The 19-year-old has been on trial with The Bees for a week. Nathan came through the youth ranks at Norwich City and has been with Cray Wanderers on a non-contract basis in recent months. He signed a Brentford and will be at Griffin Park until next summer.
Nathan joined Norwich when he was an Under-13 player having previously been on the books of hometown club Chelmsford City. He completed a two-year scholarship with the East Anglia side but left at the end of last season, just before his 19th birthday. He started the season at Concord Rangers but has spent most of it with Cray, helping the South London side to second place in the Ryman League Division One North table.
Robert Rowan, Head of Football Operations at Brentford FC, said: “We are really pleased to have signed Nathan after a successful trial with the Development Squad. He’s made a great impression on all the staff due to his performances in training and the way he’s conducted himself throughout the trial period.
“He’s a versatile player who can play at right back or centre back and has come through the academy system at Norwich City. He’s got himself back into professional football now after a short spell at a couple of non-league clubs and it’s very important that he maintains the professionalism and commitment to development that he’s shown over the past week in order to progress to the next level which is the First Team at Brentford Football Club."