Staying or leaving?

Last updated : 23 July 2003 By

At the end of last season a number of Brentford's first team squad were out of contract.

Thankfully the majority of the important squad members Brentford manager, Wally Downes had hoped would stay - have, including the solid central defensive pairing of Senegal U23 captain, Ibrahima Sonko and Leo Roget, together with wingers, Kevin O'Connor and more recently, Stephen Hunt.

But for others, there has been the sad, but inevitable parting of the ways, and new challenges await players such as Martin Rowlands, Jamie Fullarton and Scott Marshall.

Listed below are all the ins and outs that have taken place at
Griffin Park so far this close season.

New players in:


Players out of contract, but who have pledged their immediate future to the club:

Ibrahima Sonko (Club exercised one year extension)
Jay Tabb
(Club exercised one year extension)
Kevin O'Connor (Signed a new three-year deal - June 03)
Jay Smith (Signed a new two-year deal - June 03)
Matt Somner (Signed a new two-year deal - June 03)
Stephen Hunt (Verbally agreed a new contract on 18/07/03)

Players out:

Martin Rowlands (released) Now at Queens Park Rangers
Mark Williams (released) Now at Barnet
Riz Rehman (released)
Leon Constantine (released) Now trialing at Southend United
Jay Lovett (released) Now at Farnborough Town
Jamie Fullarton (released) Now at Southend United
Scott Marshall (released)

Players currently trialing at the Club:

Brent Rahim
Paul Gedman
Gary McPhee
Scott McDonald