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“I am happy to be progressing at the club and hopefully I can keep going”

4 April 2017

Jarvis Edobor reacts to his new one-year contract at Griffin Park

Brentford B defender Jarvis Edobor feels that he has made great progress in his time at Griffin Park and wants to carry it on to break into The Bees first-team. The 17-year-old defender joined from Chalfont St Peter at the end of last season and balances his time with The B Team while studying at Uxbridge High School. Having made great progress in his first year with The Bees, Jarvis is keen to continue that once he turns full-time in the summer.

“I am really happy to be honest,” said Jarvis, speaking to Bees Player after signing his new deal. “It’s great as I came from non-league and I am happy to be progressing at the club and hopefully I can keep going. Rob Rowan and Kevin O’Connor spoke about my hard work and the progress I have made since coming in last year. I am working hard every day and trying to become a better player.”

In the space of a year Jarvis has gone from playing in the Southern League Division One Central to lining-up against the likes of Bayern Munich, Liverpool, Manchester United, and Chelsea with The B Team. Jarvis believes that you can’t help, as a player, to be excited by the B Team’s fixture list adding that it helps to bring the best out of the players. 

“I have really enjoyed this season because you are playing against better opposition and you just get better each game because the opposition is of a great standard,” said Jarvis. “They are great games to look forward to and great games to play in. It has been a great experience this season with also being out on tour against teams like Bayern Munich.”

Chris Mepham, Reece Cole, and Justin Shaibu have all gone on from the B Team this season to make their first-team debuts and Jarvis is hopeful of adding his name to that list in the not-too-distant future.

“It has been great to see our friends out on the pitch and hopefully we can all follow in their footsteps,” said Jarvis. “It is great to talk to them about it and they are really happy. You have to believe you can make it too if you want to progress. That is the ultimate dream.”

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