Brentford’s Rico Henry has told the club website that he is feeling sharp enough to return to the first team.

The 19-year-old defender was a marquee signing when he decided to re-join his former head coach Dean Smith and leave Walsall. However he is yet to make his début for the Bees because he had to undergo surgery for an injury on his shoulder, ruling him out since the summer.

However Henry is now nearing a return to playing first team football and making his début for Brentford. After getting back into training over the last few weeks, he was able to play 60 minutes for the Brentford B team in their match against QPR yesterday, a game that they would lose 2-0. And after being asked about his return to playing football, Henry revealed that he feels sharp and that he should be able to get onto the Griffin Park pitch very soon.

He said: “It felt good,”

“I’ve been training with the First Team to get sharp and playing with the B Team I feel even better. It’s good getting back after five months, hopefully I can do it for the First Team.

“Watching from the side, you just want to get on the pitch and play. You just want to help the players.”

“Personally I felt I did well, I feel sharp and I feel ready. We could have done better as a team obviously.

“Coming back from a long term injury, it’s a big step playing with the First Team straight away so it’s good to have a B Team to play games with before you return.

“I think competition is always good, Tom (Field) is doing well. I just want to get back and hopefully compete with him.”

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