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Brentford boss in the dark over Hogan’s future

GilesBrentford manager Dean Smith insisted it was always his intention to give West Ham target Scott Hogan 30 minutes at Chelsea today.

The striker hadn’t featured for the Bees since the 3-1 win at Birmingham at the start of the year after intense speculation surrounding his future until coming off the bench at Stamford Bridge.

Smith told reporters  after the game: “I have no idea whether Scott will leave. You’d have to ask my directors of football.

“Lasse Vibe and Romaine Sawyers have done well. Scott’s not started in three weeks so it was always the plan to bring him on after an hour. Whether it happens or not, I don’t know. I’m thinking about Aston Villa and Scott is in those plans.”

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Phil Giles and Rasmus Ankersen are the co-directors of football at Brentford. Rasmus was appointed in 2015 is also the chairman of Danish side Midtjylland which is owned by Bee’s co-owner Matthew Benham. Giles,  also appointed in 2015 has been the Head of Quantitative Sports Research at Smartodds, a company also owned by Benham, since 2010.

It is these two people that Benham trusts with the footballing decisions made at Brentwood including the sale of Scott Hogan.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

2 comments on “Brentford boss in the dark over Hogan’s future

  1. I’m not sure what Bilic has in mind for Scott Hogan..
    However, perhaps, based on his last performance at Riverside, Calleri has done enough to win the appreciation of the ‘gaffer’.
    I’m aware that Calleri has been considered to be a ‘flop’, like Simone Zaza, but Calleri hasn’t had enough chances to really prove himself..
    Now that Calleri has scored the all-important first goal, it may do a lot for his self-confidence to play well in the EPL. I’ve seen enough of Calleri, and although I’m happy to stand correct, this boy has the ‘goods’

  2. The only problem with Calleri is we have no option to buy, so if he does prove himself in the PL we just raise the price for his shadowy investors

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