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Fredrik Hammar departs on permanent transfer

Brentford B midfielder returns to Swedish side Akropolis IF

25 January 2021

Brentford B midfielder Fredrik Hammar has rejoined Swedish side Akropolis IF on a permanent transfer.

The 19-year-old, who joined the young Bees in January 2019 from the Stockholm club, departs having made one First Team appearance last year in the Emirates FA Cup win over Stoke City.

Fredrik has also played a key role for Brentford B in his 51 appearances since arriving. The midfielder found the net on seven occasions for Brentford B and was part of the side that triumphed in the 2018/19 Middlesex FA Senior Challenge Cup campaign. Last season Fredrik featured regularly under Neil MacFarlane as the side played fixtures in the likes of Scotland, Spain, Austria and Cyprus.

The young Swede departs the Club having played 13 times for Brentford B this season, featuring in wins over sides such as Arsenal U23, Charlton Athletic U23 and QPR U23 recently.

Akropolis play in Swedish football’s second tier and are currently in preparation for a new campaign which will begin in the coming months with a cup competition before the Superettan league gets back under way in April. Last season the side finished fifth in the division after their 30 matches.

Discussing Fredrik’s departure, Brentford B Head Coach Neil MacFarlane said: “Fredrik is an excellent character. He’s somebody with unbelievable desire which will no doubt stand him in good stead for the rest of his career.

“He’s somebody who has been hugely competitive on the training ground every day. He’s been in and around the First Team environment, whether that be training regularly or in the match day squads, and he made his debut last year in the FA Cup which was a proud moment for him and all of us in the B Team.

“Fredrik has been a regular player for the B Team whilst I’ve been here, but he’s not quite been able to secure himself regular First Team football with the Club. Unfortunately, not every single B Team player will be able to get through to the First Team, but we wish him well and now it’s about him being able to establish himself, kick on in his career, and get more game time at First Team level.”

Everyone at Brentford FC would like to send our best wishes to Fredrik as he makes the next step in his career.


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