Despite no first-team action over the past seven days, it has been a busy week for the players and staff at Griffin Park.
The week started with the ground-breaking ceremony for our new home at the Brentford Community Stadium. The Muttitt family, whose connection to the Club stretches back to 1932, were the first to put a spade in the ground in front of club staff, partners, supporters, and the assembled media.
Then on Tuesday, the B Team secured an impressive 3-1 win over Manchester United at Griffin Park; Ali Coote, Marcus Forss, and Reece Cole on target in the victory. Later on in the day, Zain Westbrooke, Bradley Clayton, Sergi Canos, Emiliano Marcondes, Dean Smith, Daniel Bentley, and Nico Yennaris were among those to help out the Community Sports Trust on the EFL Day of Action.
An impressive ten players have also been on international duty over the past seven days with Chris Mepham becoming the first Brentford B graduate to become a full international after making his Welsh debut against China on Thursday. Kamohelo Mokotjo and South Africa won their Four Nations tournament in Zambia with Romaine Sawyers, Alan Judge, and Henrik Dalsgaard the other first-team players in action for their countries.
Next up for The Bees is Sheffield United on Friday. More information on how to get a Bank Holiday football fix can be seen here.
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After a dreadful season in Berkshire, Jaap Stam's time in charge at Reading came to an end last Wednesday following his sacking. The Royals were a penalty kick away from the Premier League last May but currently sit just three points clear of the relegation zone. Former Derby County and Swansea City boss Paul Clement is the man Reading have turned to as they look to ensure their second tier survival.
On Friday, a single Jesse Lingard goal was enough to give England victory over Holland in their penultimate friendly before Gareth Southgate names his provisional squad for this summer's World Cup. The Three Lions are back in action at a sold out Wembley Stadium tomorrow night against Italy with places on the plane for Russia still up for grabs.
In typical style, Zlatan Ibrahimovic's move from Manchester United to LA Galaxy was an understated affair with the Swedish star Instagram post announcing his departure one of the most-liked in the platform's history.
The striker also took out a full page advert in the LA Times with a message to his new supporters.