Brentford Football Club can confirm the signing of Lewis Gordon on a one-year contact with an option of a further year extension. The 19-year-old joins Neil MacFarlane’s Brentford B following his departure from Watford.
The left back has impressed since joining up with the side on trial, featuring against Hanwell Town, Erith Town and Swindon Town during the side’s pre-season campaign.
Lewis came through the ranks at Watford, representing the under-18 side before progressing onto the under-23 team at Vicarage Road. He also had a short loan with St Albans City in the National League South from early February this year, making his debut against Welling United.
Lewis has featured for Scotland at youth level in recent seasons, turning out for the under-17s in European Championship qualifiers, as well as friendlies for the under-19s.
Discussing Lewis’s arrival at the club, Brentford B Head Coach Neil MacFarlane said: “First and foremost, Lewis is the right type of character to come into the group; he’s been in with us for a couple of weeks now and fitted in superbly.
“Athletically he’s really good, we test when the trialists come in and Lewis was of a very good standard. We’ve also seen his quality on the ball as well and we think that he’ll be a fantastic addition.”
Touching on Lewis’s opportunity to get some game time in senior football with St Albans, Neil believes that those sorts of experiences will benefit the youngster as he comes into the Club to continue his development.
He continued: “It (Lewis’s loan) came early in his development, and we’ve seen that with Fin (Stevens) as well from Worthing. He’s had a chance to play men’s football at an early age and that can only be good for him. It’s up to us to hone those skills that he has and push him forward.”