Brentford B attacker agrees new deal
Young attacking midfield player Bradley Clayton has extended his contract with Brentford’s B Team for a further season. The 19-year-old signed the new one-year deal earlier today, Friday 28 April, and will remain with The Bees until the end of the 2017/18 season. It will take his stay with the Club in to its second decade as he first joined Brentford as a nine-year-old.
Bradley, who will reach his 20th birthday in the summer, turned professional in the summer of 2015. He has taken an unusual route to this stage as he played for Brentford’s Youth Team for two years from 2013 while completing his A-Levels rather than training full time. He scored 15 goals in his final season in the Youth Team and added seven more in his first year as a professional, playing for Brentford’s Development Squad. Bradley has been affected by injuries this season but has still played 19 games and scored three times, featuring in a variety of attacking positions.
Robert Rowan, Brentford FC Head of Football Operations, said: “It’s been a difficult year for Bradley. He started the season really well and was involved with the First Team against Boreham Wood and Kaiserslautern in pre-season but unfortunately since then he’s picked up a few contact injuries which ruled him out for most of the season.
“I think the new contract was only fair considering his performances in between his injuries. Nick and Liam in our medical team are working extremely hard with him to get him ready to go from day one of pre-season in June. We look forward to seeing him with the group again and performing at the levels he did previously.”