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Second chance for Smith
Second chance for Smith Brentford

Second chance for Smith

Brentford boss Mark Warburton plans to take another look at Tommy Smith before making a decision on his future.

Brentford beat OGC Nice Brentford

Brentford beat OGC Nice

Newly-promoted Brentford narrowly beat OGC Nice 3-2 in a testing friendly fixture at Griffin Park on Saturday.

Middlesbrough eye Saville move Brentford

Middlesbrough eye Saville move

Sky Sports understands Middlesbrough are lining up a move for Chelsea midfielder George Saville.

Hogan: We can reach Premier Brentford

Hogan: We can reach Premier

Scott Hogan wants to play Premier League football and believes he can achieve that with Brentford.

Wall of Colour Brentford

Wall of Colour

Sky Sports is calling on all Football League fans to show their true colours on the opening weekend.

Brentford land Hogan Brentford

Brentford land Hogan

Brentford have signed striker Scott Hogan from Rochdale for an undisclosed fee.

Hill delighted for Hogan Brentford

Hill delighted for Hogan

Rochdale boss Keith Hill has wished Scott Hogan well for the future and says the striker and his new club Brentford are a good fit.

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Grigg excited by MK Dons move Brentford

Grigg excited by MK Dons move

Loan signing Will Grigg is confident of recapturing his impressive goalscoring form of two seasons ago after joining MK Dons on loan.

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