Theo Archibald got his first taste of match action for Forest Green Rovers at the end of last week. The Scottish youth international is on loan at the Gloucestershire club for the season. The Brentford B attacker linked up with the Sky Bet League Two side last week after agreeing the switch, which has a break in January.
Forest Green opened their pre-season friendly programme with a game against Brimscombe and Thrupp last Friday, 6 July. They named two XIs for the match with Theo playing 45 minutes in the second half of the game. Forest Green took a 2-0 lead in to the interval and that was the way the game ended with no goals in the second half.
Theo and Forest Green will be back in action tonight, Tuesday 10 July, when they play Torquay United. Their busy friendly programme also includes games against Leeds United and Bristol Rovers before they kick-off the League Two season against Grimsby Town on 4 August. Theo, 20, has been given the number 18 shirt for the season by the League Two side.
The winger, accustomed to playing on either side of a central striker, made three First Team appearances for The Bees last season. Theo joined The Bees in May 2017 from Celtic. He had come through the youth ranks in Glasgow, getting some game time in the UEFA Youth League on his way to appearances for Scotland's Under-16 and then Under-19 sides.
In just over a year with Brentford, Theo has made 35 B Team appearances and scored 14 goals. He made his First Team debut last August against Ipswich Town, coming on as a substitute for Lasse Vibe. He then made his first start for the Club in the Carabao Cup defeat to Norwich City.