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McEachran ready to 'let the football do the talking'

Midfielder feeling sharp ahead of first pre-season friendly

30 June 2017

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Josh McEachran missed the end of last season with an injury that he has been using the summer to rid himself of. Now fighting fit, the Englishman sat down with iFollow to talk about his aims for the rest of 2017, as well as what he expects from those around him.

"I feel good," said Josh. "Obviously, my summer was cut short due to injury. I think it's been about five months now, so I've been in getting fit. It's good to be back with the lads. I'm looking forward to pre-season and the start of the season."

Looking back at the 2016/17 campaign, Josh reflected on his time in the team and looked ahead to the new season with some new faces.

"I think it was a slow start because I was getting back from injury again due to my foot. Once I got playing, I think I got a run of seven or eight games, I think I got the fans back on my side then they could see what I do. I think they're excited to see me back in the team.

"I think with the manager and the squad of players we have got, we always want to do better than [tenth]. So this season our aim is to get promoted, like every other team in the Championship, so that's what we'll go for.

"I think we'll keep the majority [of the team] so I think we'll definitely be up there next season. Everyone looks in good shape, it's been a good first week so I'm really excited."

The team's first pre-season friendly is now just seven days away and the 24-year-old is pleased to be back in contention for some game time.

"I can't wait," said Josh. "Obviously this week's been tough, blowing away the cobwebs, as they say. It's been a hard week, we've got Aldershot next week on the Friday night. That'll be my first game in about five months so I'm buzzing to play. Hopefully, I'll get half an hour or 45 minutes and just go on from there.

"I just want to get to play every single game in the Championship, keep myself fit and let the football do the talking."

The midfield at Brentford includes players like Ryan Woods and Nico Yennaris, players that Josh is pleased to have around him.

"It's good," said Josh. "Romaine's coming back too, he's been on internationals so we look forward to him coming back next week. I think we're all good players, good technically and we bounce off each other really well.

"I think the manager has said there will be some new additions so I look forward to meeting them, seeing who they bring in, but I think it will be a good season for us."

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