Jan Žambůrek has returned to Brentford after a loan spell at Shrewsbury Town. The 19-year-old joined the Sky Bet League One side in October and was recalled by The Bees at the end of last week. He will return to train with Brentford in the coming days.
Jan made his Shrewsbury debut in a Papa John’s Trophy win over Bolton Wanderers and played nine times for the League One club overall. Three of those appearances came in the Papa John’s Trophy but Jan started Shrewsbury’s last two games. He set up the equaliser in a draw against Wigan Athletic before helping The Shrews beat Blackpool. Jan leaves with Shrewsbury 17th in League One and is also available for any future Emirates FA Cup games for Brentford as he has not played in the competition.
Jan came through the ranks at Slavia Praha in his native Czech Republic before joining Brentford B in the summer of 2018. The following February, Jan became the first player born in the 2000s to appear in a competitive match for the Club when he made his debut against Hull City at Griffin Park. Aged 18, Jan was officially promoted to the First Team squad in August 2019 and made his full league debut against Blackburn Rovers in November. Jan made 19 appearances last season and started two Carabao Cup ties this term, the victories over Wycombe Wanderers and West Bromwich Albion, before heading out on loan.
Jan has been a regular at youth international level for the Czech Republic in recent years. He has 45 caps from Under-15 to Under-19 level, with five goals. Last January, he was named runner-up in the Czech Republic Young Player of the Year award.