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Alan McCormack to leave Brentford

Irishman set to end his time with The Bees this summer

4 May 2017

Alan McCormack will leave Brentford when his contract expires next month. The combative Irish midfield player will leave The Bees after four years at Griffin Park having helped the Club establish themselves in the Sky Bet Championship. He has played 103 games in all competitions for The Bees, 98 of them in the league, and scored three goals. Alan could make his final Brentford appearance against Blackburn Rovers in the last game of the season at Griffin Park on Sunday.

Alan joined The Bees in the summer of 2013, leaving Swindon Town when his contract with the Wiltshire club came to an end. He was part of the Swindon team which won League Two and reached the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Final in 2011/12 – earning the Player of the Season accolade – and captained them for most of the following year when they reached the League One Play-Offs, losing to Brentford. The former Preston North End, Southend United and Charlton Athletic man – who can also play in defence – then joined The Bees.

Alan was voted Brentford Supporters’ Player of the Year for 2013/14 after playing 45 games in all competitions at The Bees won promotion from League One and then played 19 times in the Sky Bet Championship in 2014/15. Alan then made 29 appearances last season, triggering an extension to his contract. Injuries have limited Alan’s availability this season and he has made 11 appearances in all competitions.

Dean Smith, Brentford FC Head Coach, said: “I would like to thank Alan for all his efforts while he has been at Brentford. Alan has suffered with injuries since I have been here but has played his part in a period of success for the Club over the past four years. I wish him all the best for the future.”

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