Trialists given green light

Last updated : 17 July 2003 By

Brentford have confirmed that both the Irish and Welsh Football Associations have agreed to allow trialists, Gary McPhee and Paul Gedman, to participate in the remainder of their pre-season games.

Current regulations dictate that clubs can not select anyone for friendlies who has played outside of England and been deemed to have used the transfer window, a rule that is currently precluding Brentford from playing Trinidad & Tobago International, Brent Rahim, in public friendly matches.

Therefore the club sought permission for McPhee, after the former
Coventry City player appeared for Irish clubs, Newry Town
and Portadown last term, and Gedman, who had a spell at Welsh club, TNS.

The 23-year-old McPhee, figured in the Bees' 3-0 'behind closed doors' friendly defeat at Reading yesterday, whilst Gedman, the former Halifax Town and Bradford City striker, is the player who has been referred to as 'Geddes' during his brief time at the club.