Brentford defender John Egan trusts that there is a lot more to come from Dean Smith’s team next season and it is only a matter of time before the Londoners reach the top flight.

The former Gillingham played 34 times in an impressive season for Brentford, but Egan believes that promotion has to be the aim for next season. 

Brentford narrowly missed out on the playoffs this campaign, but the Irishman says that the squad have more than enough quality to compete with the big boys next time out.

Speaking to the club website he said: “This year we have finished ninth with more points and a late Playoff push. We’ve played some really good football and seen the emergence of a good few players having their first season in the Championship.

“The club recruits the right type of people. They recruit young and hungry players who are eager to kick on. They want to come to Brentford to better themselves and the football club and that can only take you in one direction.”

Egan has struggled for fitness this season, picking up a couple of injuries, but the defender has still had a successful season at Griffin Park.

“I’ve still managed to play a lot of games even though I was out for a while with two concussions,

“My form has been good, in the main, and as a team we have dominated and controlled a lot of games this season. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed that we missed out on the Play-Offs.”

After the Bees success during this campaign, they will be expected to challenge in the Playoffs next season, and Egan will be a big part of their promotion push.


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