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Nico Yennaris 'delighted' with new deal

Midfielder reacts to signing four-year contract at Griffin Park

13 June 2017

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Yesterday, Nico Yennaris put pen to paper on a new four-year contract with the Club. He then sat down with iFollow Brentford for a quick chat about his new deal, his ambitions and some hard work ahead of next season.

"I'm delighted," said Nico, when asked about the contract that will see him stay at Griffin Park until 2021. "Especially after a rocky start here for me, I'm delighted to put pen to paper again.

"Obviously that was the main focus, to perform last season and it's always about the next contract. You try and play well so you can earn yourself a new one and I think that's what I've done."

At 24, Nico is already one of the squad's longest serving members. Entering into his fifth season with The Bees, he is clearly glad to be a part of the current group.

"You look around the squad and there's only a handful. It's nice to be one of them, at such a young age as well I think that carries a good experience and hopefully we can use that next season.

"I think we saw last season, against some of the top teams, how well we played. I think that gives us great confidence going into next season, we know that we can beat anyone and perform against some of the bigger teams."

Nico was the only player to take part in every single game for Brentford during the 2016/17 campaign. That's a target he wants to pursue again.

"I think I've said before, it wasn't always the easiest start for me here. We've turned that around now and to be able to play in every game is obviously a good acheivement for me and I'll be looking to do that next season."

The players have been away on a break since the end of the season in May. Now Nico, like his teammates, has his eyes set on the future and what 2017/18 can bring.

"The hard work's already begun," said Nico. "We go back in on the 26th and that's when the real work starts.

"There's a couple of teams that I have never been to their stadiums or played against them, so it'll be exciting times against them."

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