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Loan Round-Up - Goal for Theo in friendly

Update on Archibald's progress with Forest Green

12 July 2018

Theo Archibald marked his second appearance for Forest Green Rovers with his first goal in their colours. 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.

He has played for them in two pre-season friendlies so far and scored in the second of them. Theo played the second half of the friendly against Torquay United on Tuesday, 10 July, and scored just three minutes after coming off the bench. That was the second for Rovers in a 4-1 win over the National League South side.

Forest Green are currently in Devon training for the new season. Their next game is against Weston-super-Mare tomorrow, Friday 13 July, and their 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.

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