Oatway to return to his West London roots?

Last updated : 02 August 2007 By
Charlie Oatway, the aggressive 5ft 7in Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder, who made 37 league starts in the Brentford first team between 1997 and 1999 may be about to return to West London.

According to unconfirmed reports, the Seagulls, following their relegation back into the Nationwide Second Division, may decide to release the player born a stone's throw away from Queens Park Rangers' Loftus Road ground.

Oatway: 152 games for the Seagulls
The 29-year-old Oatway, who has also seen service at Nationwide First Division newcomers, Cardiff City, as well as Nationwide Third division club, Torquay United, has played a total 152 times (including 12 as substitute), scoring five times, during his spell on the south coast.

With Jamie Fullarton currently stalling over a new contract, Brentford manager, Wally Downes may well start looking to add some more bite into the Bees' midfield, but whether he feels Oatway can fit the bill remains to be seen!



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The editor would like to thank Bee Hive reader, Matthew Foran, again for his input with this story and feels it has some validity, given the fact that Oatway is from West London and may wish to return to his birthplace.

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