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'I've enjoyed every minute here so far'

Marcus Forss reflects on signing a new contract to 2021

13 February 2018

Marcus Forss signed a new three-and-a-half-year contract on Monday 12 February. iFollow caught up with the B Team striker to discuss his role in the team and where he sees his future at the Club.

"I am very happy to be here," said Marcus. "Signing a new contract makes me feel like I'm wanted here and it's very good. I've enjoyed every minute here so far and now it's just about keeping it going and to push on. I feel very much part of it here. The squad is very good and we've been doing very well this season I think."

The 18-year-old is joined in the ranks of Brentford B by fellow Finnish youth international Jaakko Oksanen, brought in by the Club in January.

"It's very good to have Jaakko here," said Marcus. "He's a very good player and is also a good mate of mine so that's good."

Marcus has faced strong competition within the squad as well this season, being chased for the number nine jersey by striker Joe Hardy. With the Finn on 11 goals from 23 games this season, he is only just keeping Joe out of the starting XI. Hardy, a former Manchester City youngster has 8 goals and only two more appearances to his name.

"It's always nice to have a little bit of competition and I definitely think it has helped me so far to push myself even further this season. That's been good too."

The squad has travelled into mainland Europe for games against teams like Benfica and Bayern Munich in his time at the Club so far, and that's something that Marcus has really enjoyed.

"It's been a massive experience so far," he said. "Playing abroad and seeing how they play, as well as seeing the country and different cultures, everything has been fantastic. Ireland [last week] was a very good trip, we played two men's football teams and they were both very good tests. It was good because it's just another experience for you in another country, and it was a different kind of game playing against a men's team in front of a crowd."

Marcus' new deal sees him through to the summer of 2021, and he is confident that he can progress in that time. He said: "I have seen a pathway here to the First Team and I'm very sure that I can be the next one to step up."


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