Brentford Football Club can confirm the signing of Fin Stevens from Worthing with the 17-year-old set to join Neil MacFarlane’s Brentford B on a two-year contract with a club option of a one-year extension.
The versatile youngster, who can play at full back and in midfield, has had an impressive 2019/20 season in the Isthmian League Premier Division and made his first senior appearance at the age of just 16. Fin was part of a Worthing side who found themselves top of the league before it was declared null and void following the COVID-19 outbreak.
Fin had spent time in Arsenal’s youth sides before departing at the age of 15 and finding himself at the non-league club. Despite initially joining Worthing’s Under-18s, his talent ensured that he would force his way into Adam Hinshelwood’s side last season.
Having managed to break into the side on a regular basis from January, Fin managed to net his first goal for the club away from home in a 2-1 win over Carshalton. His last match prior to the lockdown saw him feature for the side in early March as they beat Wingate & Finchley 4-1 at The Crucial Environmental Stadium.
Discussing Fin’s arrival at the club, Brentford B Head Coach Neil MacFarlane says he is delighted to have captured the exciting young talent. He said: “Fin is somebody with a very good character and I believe that he’ll be good for the dressing room.
“He has been playing men’s football at the age of 16, which is fantastic, and that will have given him a lot of good experience. That can only stand him in good stead to come and deal with the physicality of things, and not only that, he’s been playing in a winning team. Before the lockdown Worthing were going to win the league, and that’s a really good thing because that will add to the winning culture. We’ll be able to add to his experiences at Brentford B with the variety of the games programme and the training that we have.”