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  • Writer's pictureNana yaw Dynamic

“He’ll be the captain” – Brentford manager on Ivan Toney

Ivan Toney, matured 27, is set to lead Brentford as captain in the impending Premier League match against Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

This enthusiastically anticipated return follows an eight-month suspension for the striker.

Manager Thomas Frank, whose group has wound up entangled in the relegation fight during Toney's nonattendance, communicated the critical positive effect of having him back.


Straightforward featured the worth of Toney's objective scoring ability and authority on the field.

He is in charge. He resembles an eight-year-old kid; Frank stated at a press conference on Friday that all he wants to do is go out and play. Simply that unadulterated delight of playing football.

I'm gazing into the eyes of a player who is extremely enthusiastic and committed. He will begin tomorrow, he will lead the group out, he'll be the captain. I'm certain he'll be prepared."



Toney was suspended for betting violations last season after scoring 20 goals in 30 league games. His return, anxiously anticipated by Brentford partners who warmly call him 'Huge Canine,' is opportune.

Brentford at present sits in sixteenth spot, only three focuses clear of the transfer zone and following fifteenth set Backwoods by a solitary point.

"This week, however the last three-and-a-half years, he has been an extraordinary person in numerous ways; he's a fabulous individual to associate with myself, the staff, the players, the energy he brings, the grin, and the inspiration at the preparation ground," Frank said.


"On the pitch, he needs to win; he needs to help the group; obviously, it's a huge lift. It's like a new contract. He's the second-best striker, as I would see it, in the Premier League."

One concern for Honest is that with the January move window actually open, Toney could be tricked away by a major cash offer from a Premier League rival, albeit none have shown up until this point.

"As I expressed before in these meetings, it's close to 100% something that he will remain here however football is insane; no one can really tell what will happen tomorrow," Frank said.


He is dedicated to supporting the team; The fact that at the forefront of his thoughts makes that all. He needs to remain here; he needs to help the group."

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