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Jan Žambůrek promoted to First Team squad as he pens long-term deal

Double delight for young attacker

30 August 2019

Jan Žambůrek has been promoted to the First Team squad at Brentford. At the same time, the 18-year-old has signed a new four-year contract, extending his stay in West London until the summer of 2023.

The attacker came through the ranks at Slavia Praha in his native Czech Republic before joining Brentford B just over a year ago. His maiden season in England saw him play 39 times for the B Team, netting five goals, featuring from the start in both the London and Middlesex Senior Cup finals

In February, Jan became the first player born in the 2000s to appear in a competitive match for the Club when he made his debut against Hull City at Griffin Park. He was also named on the bench for our final day victory over Preston North End. This term’s opener against Birmingham City saw Jan make his second professional appearance, with his first competitive start coming against Cambridge United in the Carabao Cup.

Brentford FC Head Coach, Thomas Frank, said: “Jan is a very promising young player; not only does he have amazing ability with the ball at his feet, but he is also humble and extremely motivated to succeed. Jan seems to float across the pitch, has a top class first touch, and can find a pass. His promotion to the First Team should have our other attacking players looking over their shoulders as he is coming up fast.”

B Team Technical Lead, Allan Steele, said: “All the staff who worked with Jan are very proud to have watched him grow and develop into the player he is now. His attitude is exemplary and is a huge part of him becoming a well-rounded young man. For me, this is another moment to reflect on the legacy that Robert Rowan has left. Robert was a huge admirer of Jan and worked extremely hard to help him make the next step. This news is another success story for the B Team.”

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