Welshman Nathan Shepperd is about to embark on a new season with Brentford B having had a successful first year in West London.
The 19-year-old goalkeeper, who came through the ranks at Swansea City, departed the Welsh club just over a year ago and arrived with Brentford B looking to get minutes under his belt.
The youngster’s leadership abilities have been evident throughout the campaign, and he was often named as captain as the young Bees toured across Europe during the 2019/20 campaign.
Alternating the keeping spot Simon Andersson, the two pushed each other throughout the season to improve, with the Welshman making 26 appearances for the side last season. He totalled 1,954 minutes, pulling off impressive performances against the likes of Rangers and AFC Wimbledon.
Watch as Nathan and Joe Adams provide behind the scenes access to Brentford B's tour in Portugal in January 2020.
Early March saw Nathan make the trip to Cyprus with Neil MacFarlane’s side as they took on Pafos FC and Russian side FC Rodina Moscow. During the week’s stay Nathan was then given the news that he had received his first international call up as he was set to link up the Welsh Under-21 setup. Unfortunately, he was unable to meet up with his international teammates due the COVID-19 outbreak and the subsequent lockdown.
Nathan returned early to training as Thomas Frank’s men restarted their campaign and the youngster featured in a behind closed doors friendly before the first match, but an injury saw to it that he will now miss the early stages of the new campaign. No doubt, the determined youngster will be working hard to get himself back to full fitness to feature for Neil MacFarlane’s side as soon as he can.