Rogers remains upbeat!

Last updated : 09 July 2003 By
Brentford chairman, Eddie Rogers has revealed to BrentfordFC that he is currently happy with the progress the team is making under the management of Wally Downes and is hopeful more first team players will emerge through the club's excellent youth policy.

Speaking on Brentford clubcall (09068 121 108) and Bees World, Rogers said:

“I think Wally and his coaching team need to be commended for the excellent work they’ve done. The players on the pitch have come on over this last year, and I believe we have every prospect of pushing on in the coming season”.

The 58-year-old Chairman, who took the helm in late March for the outgoing Ron Noades, signalled that the Club’s blossoming youth policy is the way forward.

Mr Rogers reflected on the last twelve months that has seen several first-team regulars move on due the Club’s financial position: “Obviously the pressures that were on the club meant that we were unable to offer contracts to those players that left on the same terms that they were being offered by other clubs. We are very fortunate to have a good squad of youngsters coming through, and I like to point out that the under 19s won their Merit League”. He also added: “There are one or two promising youngsters there, and maybe they will be pushing the people that are presently there. I do feel the development of the club is its youth policy, developing youngsters, is the way forward”.