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Season Review: New faces arrive as Window closes

Part three of our 2016/17 season review

20 May 2017

After two wins and two defeats to begin the month, there were another two games, and the closing of the transfer window, before the first international break.

On the pitch The Bees troubles away from home continued as Danny Ward’s strike saw Rotherham United took the points at The New York Stadium. A week later and the goals, points, and red cards were shared at Griffin Park between The Bees and Sheffield Wednesday. An injury-time goal from Sam Hutchinson rescued a point for The Owls after Lasse Vibe’s opener. David Jones saw red before Vibe joined him, leaving Hutchinson to net deep into stoppage time to level.

The B Team’s tough fixture programme continued as a strong Chelsea XI inflicted defeat on The Bees, Loic Remy and Dom Solanke the men on target. Flemming Pedersen’s men then headed to Spain for a week-long training camp. Their first game saw them beaten 5-2 by CF Villareal before a 1-1 draw with Valencia, Danny Parish scoring in the final seconds to level things.

It was a busy 31st August at Griffin Park with two players joining, one leaving, and another signing a new long-term contract on Deadline Day. Rico Henry became The Bees most expensive ever teenager, joining from Walsall on a five-year deal. He was followed through the door at Griffin Park moments later by Sullay Kaikai, who arrived on a season-long loan from Crystal Palace. Emmanuel Ledesma left to join Greek side Panetolikos after his registration was cancelled while Ryan Woods agreed a new deal through to 2020 having joining from Shrewsbury Town 12 months earlier.

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