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Reece Cole ‘over the moon’ to sign new deal

4 April 2017

B Team midfielder reacts to new three-year contract at Griffin Park

Reece Cole has his sights set on the Premier League with Brentford after signing a new three-year deal at Griffin Park. The 19-year-old, who has been at the club since the age of 14, put pen to paper earlier this afternoon on a new contract to run through to 2020. After signing he told Bees Player that it was brilliant to be able to commit his future to the club and he’s looking forward to the years ahead.

“I am over the moon to finally sign my contract,” beamed Reece. “It is brilliant to be here for another three years. Three years gives me time to find my feet in and around the first-team because that is where I want to be week in week out. It is good that they are showing belief in all of us and it is good to be in and around the first-team showing what you can do in front of the gaffer. It is brilliant for my development to be here. The Championship is one of the hardest leagues in football to get out of and hopefully in the next couple of years I can help Brentford get to the Premier League.”

Reece was named on the substitutes bench towards the end of the 15/16 season but had to wait until last month to make his professional bow as a late substitute at Nottingham Forest. The midfielder admitted that it was a great feeling to make his debut and said a lot of thanks had to go to the coaching staff and players for helping him adjust to the first-team environment.

“It was brilliant to make my debut this season,” said Reece. “I was on the bench a little bit at the end of last season and I thought that I might come on. The coaching staff have been brilliant. I have been doing extras with them after training to make sure that I was actually ready when I did make my debut. I have to say massive thanks to everybody who has helped me. We get on well with the first-team boys and they make it easy for you when you go up. The coaching staff are used to bringing youth in which is great.”

With seven games of the season to go and The Bees safely in mid-table Reece is hopeful that he might be able to get more minutes on the pitch in the next month.

“I am working hard to get more appearances before the end of the season,” said Reece. “Hopefully I can make my full debut which would be a proud moment for me and everyone involved with me at the club. I need to be better than what there is already and that is all that I can do. If I can do that then hopefully they won’t look twice.”

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