December was a jam-packed month for all of our sides with lots of fixtures and a great deal going on off the pitch too. As we continue our look back on our incredible season which culminated in promotion, take a look at some of the highlights.
Fans return for Blackburn draw
For the first time in almost nine months we were able to play in front of supporters. Blackburn went ahead early on before goals from Ivan Toney and Sergi Canós put us ahead, but a late Rovers equaliser meant the points were shared.
Marcus Forss agrees new long-term deal
We were delighted to confirm that our Finland striker, Marcus Forss, signed a new long-term contract. The 21-year-old committed his future to The Bees just weeks after making his international debut. He signed the new contract, which will run until the summer of 2026, ahead of our Carabao Cup match against Newcastle United in the Carabao Cup Quarter Final. Of course, Marcus went on to have a huge hand in our promotion to the Premier League as he netted the winner in our Play-Off Semi-Final win over AFC Bournemouth.
Aaron Pressley’s shooting masterclass
Young striker Aaron Pressley finished the campaign on 19 goals for the season. The young Brentford B man was also named Player of the Year for the young Bees too. In December we caught up with the forward to find out more about his finishing technique. You can watch the full finishing drill which featured in our feature, The Sting, by clicking here.
Bees reach major cup Semi-Final for the first time
We secured ourselves a major cup Semi-Final for the first time ever after beating Newcastle United in the last eight of the Carabao Cup. Josh Dasilva scored the only goal of the game as The Bees won their Quarter Final to reach the last four. It was Brentford’s first ever appearance in the last eight of the competition and Newcastle became the fourth Premier League side beaten by The Bees on their way to the Semi-Final.
Hat-trick hero Sergi
Sergi Canós scored a second half hat-trick as we came from behind to take three points on Boxing Day against Cardiff City. Canós tormented the hosts in the second half and scored three times in 23 minutes to give The Bees a lead they never relinquished in what was a memorable day for the Spaniard and The Bees in South Wales.