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Ethan Pinnock speaks to Mail on Sunday

Ethan explains how he defied expectations to reach the pinnacle of English football

23 December 2021

Ethan Pinnock has conducted an in-depth interview with the Mail on Sunday. Ethan spoke to Rob Draper, the Mail on Sunday's Chief Football Writer, about his first games as a Premier League player. They discussed his journey to this point, coming from Dulwich Hamlet to the top flight.

Ethan was on Millwall's books as a youngster but his first games were for Dulwich Hamlet as a teenager. Now 28, Ethan has worked his way up the leagues and has been a regular for The Bees in the Premier League. This included his first goal at this level, against Liverpool, and international caps for Jamaica.

"It's quite late in my career [to get into the Premier League] and maybe the first few games, there are periods when you look at who you're playing or what stadiums you're playing in because you've been playing in lower leagues,' he said. "But once you're actually playing that all gets put on the back seat. You're focused on your job. We got promoted, we deserve to be here. And we've shown we can compete with the best teams."

Ethan's story has been told a few times but he explained that while he was playing non-league football he was studying at the University of Greenwich. He only turned professional in 2016 when he joined Forest Green Rovers. After one year with Forest Green and two with Barnsley, he joined Brentford. This is his third full season with The Bees. Read the full piece here.

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