2008–09 Brentford F.C. season

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Brentford
2008–09 season
ChairmanGreg Dyke
ManagerAndy Scott
StadiumGriffin Park
League Two1st (promoted)
FA CupSecond round
League CupFirst round
Football League TrophySecond round
Top goalscorerLeague: MacDonald (16)
All: MacDonald (18)
Highest home attendance10,642
Lowest home attendance3,733
Average home league attendance5,707

During the 2008–09 English football season, Brentford competed in Football League Two. The club finished the season as champions to win promotion to Football League One.

Season summary[edit]

Kevin O'Connor took over the captaincy from Adam Newton during the season.

The 2008–09 season would be Brentford's second consecutive campaign in League Two, after relegation to the fourth tier for the first time in 9 years at the end of the 2006–07 season.[1] Manager Andy Scott, who was beginning his first full season in the job, had signed a new five-year contract in April 2008.[2] Despite working with a "mediocre budget",[3] he brought in 12 new players – 8 on permanent deals and four on loan.[4] The pick of the signings were new forward Charlie MacDonald for an undisclosed fee from Southend United, central midfielder Marcus Bean from Blackpool on a free transfer and the re-signing on loan of goalkeeper Ben Hamer and central defender Alan Bennett from Reading until the end of the season.[4]

The season began with consecutive defeats in the league and League Cup to Bury and Swansea City respectively,[5] before an unbeaten run of 12 league matches put Brentford in the automatic promotion places,[6] with midfielder Glenn Poole continuing his good form from the previous season by scoring seven goals during the run.[7] Two defeats in a row dropped the Bees to 9th in early November, before another unbeaten run put the club back in the automatic promotion places by 20 December.[6] Brentford moved into second position after a 2–0 victory over Bournemouth on Boxing Day and consistently good results kept the club on the tail of leaders Wycombe Wanderers through January and early February 2009.[6][8] A 1–1 draw with Accrington Stanley on 10 February moved the Bees moved into top spot and consistently good results,[9] aided by the goalscoring of January loan acquisition Jordan Rhodes,[10] kept the club at the summit into mid-March.[6] Brentford and Wycombe Wanderers faced off at Griffin Park on 14 March in front of a season-high crowd of 10,642 and the match yielded a 3–3 draw,[6] with Aston Villa loanee Sam Williams "smashing in" late in proceedings to salvage a point for the Bees.[11] Three days later, Brentford suffered a first defeat for six weeks after a home defeat to Chesterfield, but remained top of the table.[6]

Despite season-ending injuries to Jordan Rhodes, Nathan Elder, top scorer Charlie MacDonald and captain Kevin O'Connor,[12][13][14][15] manager Andy Scott strengthened the squad with a new frontline of loanees Billy Clarke and Damian Spencer, plus the return of central defender Darren Powell,[16] who played alongside Scott in Brentford's previous fourth-tier championship triumph a decade earlier.[17] Three draws in a row in late March and early April kept Brentford top,[6] before a first win for over a month was achieved in "The Battle of Bournemouth" on 13 April,[3] in which Darren Powell was sent off for fighting with teammate Karleigh Osborne.[18] Despite missing the chance to clinch promotion after a comprehensive defeat to play-off challengers Dagenham & Redbridge on 21 April,[19] promotion and the League Two title were sealed with a 3–1 away win over Darlington in the penultimate match of the season.[20] Captain Kevin O'Connor and stand-in skipper Alan Bennett held the League Two championship trophy aloft after a 2–0 win over Luton Town at Griffin Park on the final day.[21]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Brentford (C) (P) 46 23 16 7 65 36 +29 85 Promotion to League One
2 Exeter City (P) 46 22 13 11 65 50 +15 79
3 Wycombe Wanderers (P) 46 20 18 8 54 33 +21 78
4 Bury 46 21 15 10 63 43 +20 78 Qualification for League Two Playoffs
5 Gillingham (O) (P) 46 21 12 13 58 55 +3 75
6 Rochdale 46 19 13 14 70 59 +11 70
7 Shrewsbury Town 46 17 18 11 61 44 +17 69
8 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 19 11 16 77 53 +24 68
9 Bradford City 46 18 13 15 66 55 +11 67
10 Chesterfield 46 16 15 15 62 57 +5 63
11 Morecambe 46 15 18 13 53 56 −3 63
12 Darlington 46 20 12 14 61 44 +17 062*
13 Lincoln City 46 14 17 15 53 52 +1 59
14 Rotherham United 46 21 12 13 60 46 +14 058*
15 Aldershot Town 46 14 12 20 59 80 −21 54
16 Accrington Stanley 46 13 11 22 42 59 −17 50
17 Barnet 46 11 15 20 56 74 −18 48
18 Port Vale 46 13 9 24 44 66 −22 48
19 Notts County 46 11 14 21 49 69 −20 47
20 Macclesfield Town 46 13 8 25 45 77 −32 47
21 Bournemouth 46 17 12 17 59 51 +8 046*
22 Grimsby Town 46 9 14 23 51 69 −18 41
23 Chester City (R) 46 8 13 25 43 81 −38 37 Relegation to Conference National
24 Luton Town (R) 46 13 17 16 58 65 −7 026*

Source: Statto
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
* Darlington deducted 10 points;[22] Bournemouth deducted 17 points;[23] Rotherham United deducted 17 points;[24] Luton Town deducted 30 points[25]
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Brentford's goal tally listed first.

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Pre-season[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorer(s)
11 July 2008 Ipswich Town H 0–2 n/a
15 July 2008 Bromley A 1–2 n/a Connell
19 July 2008 AFC Wimbledon A 2–1 1,361 Connell, Elder
22 July 2008 Staines Town A 3–0 1,009 Antonio, Pead, Connell
26 July 2008 Watford H 1–1 n/a MacDonald
30 July 2008 Hampton & Richmond Borough A 2–0 1,078 Connell, Ademola
2 August 2008 Woking A 5–1 966 Connell (2), Poole, Williams, Phillips

Football League One[edit]

No. Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorer(s)
1 9 August 2008 Bury A 0–1 2,819
2 16 August 2008 Grimsby Town H 4–0 4,009 MacDonald, Elder, Poole
3 23 August 2008 Barnet A 1–0 2,815 Poole (pen)
4 30 August 2008 Rotherham United H 0–0 4,381
5 6 September 2008 Dagenham & Redbridge H 2–1 4,519 Elder, MacDonald
6 13 September 2008 Wycombe Wanderers A 0–0 5,799
7 20 September 2008 Lincoln City H 1–1 4,557 Elder
8 27 September 2008 Chesterfield A 1–0 3,188 Bean
9 4 October 2008 Macclesfield Town H 1–0 4,773 MacDonald
10 13 October 2008 Notts County A 1–1 6,012 Poole
11 18 October 2008 Aldershot Town A 1–1 5,023 Poole
12 21 October 2008 Morecambe H 3–1 3,733 MacDonald, Poole, Elder
13 25 October 2008 Shrewsbury Town H 1–1 5,362 MacDonald
14 28 October 2008 Chester City A 0–3 1,301
15 1 November 2008 Rochdale H 1–2 4,291 Bowditch
16 15 November 2008 Port Vale H 3–0 6,058 Osborne, Bean, MacDonald
17 22 November 2008 Darlington H 1–1 4,837 Osborne
18 25 November 2008 Luton Town A 1–0 5,248 Elder
19 13 December 2008 Bradford City H 2–1 4,339 Osborne, Elder
20 20 December 2008 Gillingham A 1–1 5,521 MacDonald
21 26 December 2008 Bournemouth H 2–0 6,450 Bean (2)
22 28 December 2008 Exeter City A 2–0 6,791 MacDonald (pen), Wood
23 10 January 2009 Lincoln City A 2–2 3,932 Bean, Bowditch
24 17 January 2009 Notts County H 1–1 5,465 Phillips
25 24 January 2009 Macclesfield Town A 0–2 1,942
26 27 January 2009 Aldershot Town H 3–0 5,111 Bean, MacDonald (pen), Rhodes
27 31 January 2009 Shrewsbury Town A 3–1 5,674 Rhodes (3)
28 3 February 2009 Morecambe A 0–2 1,253
29 7 February 2009 Chester City H 3–0 4,719 MacDonald (3, 1 pen)
30 10 February 2009 Accrington Stanley A 1–1 1,111 Rhodes
31 14 February 2009 Port Vale H 2–0 4,702 Osborne, MacDonald
32 21 February 2009 Rochdale A 2–1 3,412 Rhodes, MacDonald
33 28 February 2009 Bury H 1–0 6,597 Bean
34 3 March 2009 Grimsby Town A 1–0 3,001 MacDonald
35 7 March 2009 Rotherham United A 0–0 3,406
36 10 March 2009 Barnet H 1–0 4,742 Bean
37 14 March 2009 Wycombe Wanderers H 3–3 10,642 Rhodes, Hunt, Williams
38 17 March 2009 Chesterfield A 0–1 4,541
39 28 March 2009 Gillingham H 1–1 7,908 Hunt
40 4 April 2009 Bradford City A 1–1 12,832 Clarke
41 11 April 2009 Exeter City H 1–1 8,234 Clarke
42 13 April 2009 Bournemouth A 1–0 8,168 Clarke[nb 1]
43 18 April 2009 Accrington Stanley H 3–0 7,135 Williams, Dickson, Clarke (pen)
44 21 April 2009 Dagenham & Redbridge A 1–3 3,537 Spencer
45 25 April 2009 Darlington A 3–1 3,868 Bennett, Clarke (2)
46 2 May 2009 Luton Town H 2–0 10,223 Osborne, Newton

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorer(s)
R1 9 November 2008 Havant & Waterlooville A 3–1 1,631 Williams, MacDonald, Elder
R2 28 November 2008 Barrow A 1–2 3,532 MacDonald

Football League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance
R1 12 August 2008 Swansea City A 0–2 5,366

Football League Trophy[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorer(s)
SR1 2 September 2008 Yeovil Town H 2–2 (a.e.t, won 4–2 on pens) 1,339 Poole (pen), O'Connor
SR2 7 October 2008 Luton Town A 2–2 (a.e.t, lost 4–3 on pens) 2,029 Poole, Williams

Playing squad[edit]

Players' ages are as of the opening day of the 2008–09 season.
No Position Name Nationality Date of birth (age) Signed from Signed in Notes
Goalkeepers
1 GK Ben Hamer England (1987-11-20)20 November 1987 (aged 20) Reading 2008 On loan from Reading
21 GK Simon Brown England (1976-03-12)12 March 1976 (aged 32) Hibernian 2007 Loaned to Darlington
31 GK Seb Brown England (1989-11-24)24 November 1989 (aged 18) Youth 2006
33 GK Lloyd Anderson England (1990-10-17)17 October 1990 (aged 17) Youth 2008
Defenders
3 DF Ryan Dickson England (1986-12-14)14 December 1986 (aged 21) Plymouth Argyle 2007
5 DF Mark Phillips England (1982-01-27)27 January 1982 (aged 26) Unattached 2008
6 DF Alan Bennett Republic of Ireland (1981-10-04)4 October 1981 (aged 26) Reading 2008 On loan from Reading
14 DF Brett Johnson England (1985-08-15)15 August 1985 (aged 22) Unattached 2008
22 DF Karleigh Osborne England (1988-03-19)19 March 1988 (aged 20) Youth 2004 Loaned to Oxford United and Eastbourne Borough
24 DF Fraser Franks England (1990-11-22)22 November 1990 (aged 17) Youth 2008
26 DF John Halls England (1982-02-14)14 February 1982 (aged 26) Unattached 2008
27 DF Darren Powell England (1976-03-10)10 March 1976 (aged 32) Unattached 2009
Midfielders
2 MF Kevin O'Connor (c) Republic of Ireland (1982-02-24)24 February 1982 (aged 26) Youth 2000
4 MF Marcus Bean Jamaica (1984-11-02)2 November 1984 (aged 23) Blackpool 2008
7 MF Adam Newton Saint Kitts and Nevis (1980-04-12)12 April 1980 (aged 28) Peterborough United 2008
8 MF Gary Smith England (1984-01-30)30 January 1984 (aged 24) Milton Keynes Dons 2007
11 MF Glenn Poole England (1981-02-03)3 February 1981 (aged 27) Grays Athletic 2007
15 MF David Hunt England (1982-09-10)10 September 1982 (aged 25) Shrewsbury Town 2009
16 MF Sam Wood England (1986-08-09)9 August 1986 (aged 22) Bromley 2008
17 MF Craig Pead England (1981-09-15)15 September 1981 (aged 26) Walsall 2007
25 MF Lewis Ochoa England (1991-06-24)24 June 1991 (aged 17) Youth 2008
29 MF Craig Dobson Jamaica (1984-01-23)23 January 1984 (aged 24) Unattached 2009
32 MF Marvin Williams England (1987-08-12)12 August 1987 (aged 20) Yeovil Town 2008
Forwards
9 FW Nathan Elder England (1985-04-05)5 April 1985 (aged 23) Brighton & Hove Albion 2008
10 FW Charlie MacDonald England (1981-02-13)13 February 1981 (aged 27) Southend United 2008
18 FW Sam Williams England (1987-06-09)9 June 1987 (aged 21) Aston Villa 2009 On loan from Aston Villa
19 FW Moses Ademola England (1989-07-18)18 July 1989 (aged 19) Croydon Athletic 2008 Loaned to Welling United
20 FW Damian Spencer England (1981-09-19)19 September 1981 (aged 26) Cheltenham Town 2009 On loan from Cheltenham Town
23 FW Ross Montague England (1988-11-01)1 November 1988 (aged 19) Youth 2007 Loaned to Basingstoke Town
28 FW Billy Clarke Republic of Ireland (1987-12-13)13 December 1987 (aged 20) Ipswich Town 2009 On loan from Ipswich Town
Players who left the club mid-season
12 FW Dean Bowditch England (1986-06-15)15 June 1986 (aged 22) Ipswich Town 2008 Returned to Ipswich Town after loan
12 FW Alan Connell England (1983-02-05)5 February 1983 (aged 25) Hereford United 2007 Transferred to Bournemouth
12 FW Jordan Rhodes Scotland (1990-02-05)5 February 1990 (aged 18) Ipswich Town 2009 Returned to Ipswich Town after loan
12 MF Josh Wright England (1989-11-06)6 November 1989 (aged 18) Charlton Athletic 2008 Returned to Charlton Athletic after loan
15 MF Damian Scannell England (1985-04-28)28 April 1985 (aged 23) Southend United 2008 Returned to Southend United after loan
15 DF James Wilson Wales (1989-02-26)26 February 1989 (aged 19) Bristol City 2008 Returned to Bristol City after loan
18 DF Darius Charles England (1987-12-10)10 December 1987 (aged 20) Youth 2004 Loaned to Ebbsfleet United, transferred to Ebbsfleet United
20 MF Frankie Artus England (1988-09-27)27 September 1988 (aged 19) Bristol City 2008 Returned to Bristol City after loan
20 FW Eric Odhiambo England (1989-05-12)12 May 1989 (aged 19) Leicester City 2008 Returned to Leicester City after loan
34 GK Mikkel Andersen Denmark (1988-12-17)17 December 1988 (aged 19) Reading 2008 Returned to Reading after loan

Coaching staff[edit]

Name[edit]

Role
England Andy Scott Manager
England Terry Bullivant Assistant Manager
England Dave Appanah Physiotherapist
England Dave Carter Kit Man

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

Substitute appearances in brackets.
No Pos Nat Name League FA Cup League Cup FL Trophy Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2 MF Republic of Ireland Kevin O'Connor 25 (3) 0 2 0 1 0 2 1 29 (3) 1
3 DF England Ryan Dickson 31 (8) 1 2 0 0 0 1 (1) 0 34 (9) 1
4 MF Jamaica Marcus Bean 43 (1) 9 2 0 1 0 1 0 47 (1) 9
5 DF England Mark Phillips 28 (5) 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 32 (5) 1
7 MF Saint Kitts and Nevis Adam Newton 30 (5) 1 0 (1) 0 1 0 2 0 33 (6) 1
8 MF England Gary Smith 2 (2) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 (2) 0
9 FW England Nathan Elder 18 (9) 6 2 1 1 0 0 0 21 (9) 7
10 FW England Charlie MacDonald 38 16 2 2 0 0 1 0 41 18
11 MF England Glenn Poole 18 (8) 5 1 0 1 0 2 2 22 (8) 7
12 FW England Alan Connell 1 (1) 0 0 0 1 (1) 0
14 DF England Brett Johnson 7 (3) 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 9 (3) 0
15 MF England David Hunt 10 (10) 2 10 (10) 2
16 MF England Sam Wood 37 (3) 1 1 (1) 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 38 (5) 1
17 MF England Craig Pead 5 (1) 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 8 (1) 0
19 FW England Moses Ademola 0 (8) 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 1 (1) 0 1 (10) 0
21 GK England Simon Brown 0 (1) 0 0 (1) 0
22 DF England Karleigh Osborne 19 (4) 4 1 (1) 0 0 0 1 0 21 (5) 4
23 FW England Ross Montague 0 0 0 0 1 (1) 0 1 (1) 0
26 DF England John Halls 22 (1) 0 1 0 0 0 23 (1) 0
27 DF England Darren Powell 3 (1) 0 3 (1) 0
31 GK England Seb Brown 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
32 MF England Marvin Williams 21 (13) 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 24 (13) 2
33 GK England Lloyd Anderson 0 0 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 (1) 0
Players loaned in during the season
1 GK England Ben Hamer 45 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 49 0
6 DF Republic of Ireland Alan Bennett 44 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 47 1
12 FW England Dean Bowditch 8 (1) 2 0 0 8 (1) 2
12 FW Scotland Jordan Rhodes 14 7 14 7
12 MF England Josh Wright 5 0 1 0 6 0
15 MF England Damian Scannell 1 (1) 0 1 (1) 0
15 DF Wales James Wilson 14 0 1 0 1 0 16 0
20 MF England Frankie Artus 0 (1) 0 0 0 1 0 1 (1) 0
20 FW England Eric Odhiambo 0 0 0 (1) 0 0 (1) 0
20 FW England Damian Spencer 3 (2) 1 3 (2) 1
28 FW Republic of Ireland Billy Clarke 8 6 8 6
34 GK Denmark Mikkel Andersen 1 0 1 0
  • Players listed in italics left the club mid-season.
  • Source: Soccerbase

Goalscorers[edit]

No Pos Nat Player FL2 FAC FLC FLT Total
10 FW England Charlie MacDonald 16 2 0 0 18
4 MF Jamaica Marcus Bean 9 0 0 0 9
12 FW Scotland Jordan Rhodes 7 7
9 FW England Nathan Elder 6 1 0 0 7
11 MF England Glenn Poole 5 0 0 2 7
28 FW Republic of Ireland Billy Clarke 6 6
22 DF England Karleigh Osborne 4 0 0 0 4
15 MF England David Hunt 2 2
12 FW England Dean Bowditch 2 0 2
32 MF England Marvin Williams 0 1 0 1 2
20 FW England Damian Spencer 1 1
6 DF Republic of Ireland Alan Bennett 1 0 0 0 1
3 DF England Ryan Dickson 1 0 0 0 1
7 MF Saint Kitts and Nevis Adam Newton 1 0 0 0 1
5 DF England Mark Phillips 1 0 0 0 1
16 MF England Sam Wood 1 0 0 0 1
2 MF Republic of Ireland Kevin O'Connor 0 0 0 1 1
Total 65 4 0 4 73
  • Players listed in italics left the club mid-season.
  • Source: Soccerbase

Discipline[edit]

No Pos Nat Player FL2 FAC FLC FLT Total Pts
Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card
9 FW England Nathan Elder 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 11
4 MF Jamaica Marcus Bean 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 5 1 8
6 DF Republic of Ireland Alan Bennett 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 6
2 MF Republic of Ireland Kevin O'Connor 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 6
3 DF England Ryan Dickson 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 5
7 MF Saint Kitts and Nevis Adam Newton 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 5
1 GK England Ben Hamer 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 5
27 DF England Darren Powell 1 1 1 1 4
10 FW England Charlie MacDonald 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
22 DF England Karleigh Osborne 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
11 MF England Glenn Poole 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 3
32 MF England Marvin Williams 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 3
26 DF England John Halls 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
5 DF England Mark Phillips 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
16 MF England Sam Wood 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
20 FW England Damian Spencer 1 0 1 0 1
12 FW England Dean Bowditch 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
12 MF England Josh Wright 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
15 DF Wales James Wilson 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
14 DF England Brett Johnson 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
Total 47 4 2 1 3 1 3 0 55 6 73
  • Players listed in italics left the club mid-season.
  • Source: ESPN FC

Management[edit]

Name Nat From To Record All Comps Record League
P W D L W % P W D L W %
Andy Scott England 9 August 2008 2 May 2009 51 24 18 9 047.06 46 23 16 7 050.00

Summary[edit]

Games played 51 (46 League Two, 2 FA Cup, 1 League Cup, 2 Football League Trophy)
Games won 24 (23 League Two, 1 FA Cup, 0 League Cup, 0 Football League Trophy)
Games drawn 18 (16 League Two, 0 FA Cup, 0 League Cup, 2 Football League Trophy)
Games lost 9 (7 League Two, 1 FA Cup, 1 League Cup, 0 Football League Trophy)
Goals scored 73 (65 League Two, 4 FA Cup, 0 League Cup, 4 Football League Trophy)
Goals conceded 45 (36 League Two, 3 FA Cup, 2 League Cup, 4 Football League Trophy)
Clean sheets 19 (19 League Two, 0 FA Cup, 0 League Cup, 0 Football League Trophy)
Biggest league win 4–0 versus Grimsby Town, 16 August 2008
Worst league defeat 2–0 versus Chester City, 28 October 2008
Most appearances 48, Marcus Bean (44 League Two, 2 FA Cup, 1 League Cup, 1 Football League Trophy)
Top scorer (league) 16, Charlie MacDonald
Top scorer (all competitions) 18, Charlie MacDonald

Transfers & loans[edit]

Players transferred in
Date Pos. Name Previous Club Fee Ref.
1 July 2008 FW England Moses Ademola England Croydon Athletic £3,000 [26]
1 July 2008 MF Jamaica Marcus Bean England Blackpool Free [27]
1 July 2008 MF Saint Kitts and Nevis Adam Newton England Peterborough United Free [28]
1 July 2008 MF England Marvin Williams England Yeovil Town Nominal [29]
1 July 2008 MF England Sam Wood England Bromley Free [26]
9 July 2008 FW England Charlie MacDonald England Southend United Undisclosed [30]
5 August 2008 DF England Brett Johnson Unattached Free [31]
14 August 2008 DF England Mark Phillips Unattached Free [32]
25 September 2008 DF England John Halls Unattached Free [33]
9 January 2009 MF England David Hunt England Shrewsbury Town Free [34]
21 March 2009 DF England Darren Powell Unattached Free [35]
24 March 2009 MF Jamaica Craig Dobson Unattached Free [36]
Players loaned in
Date from Pos. Name From Date to Ref.
17 June 2008 GK England Ben Hamer England Reading End of season [37]
17 June 2008 DF England Leigh Mills England Tottenham Hotspur 7 August 2008 [38]
8 August 2008 MF England Frankie Artus England Bristol City 7 September 2008 [39]
8 August 2008 DF Republic of Ireland Alan Bennett England Reading End of season [40]
8 August 2008 DF Wales James Wilson England Bristol City 7 November 2008 [39]
19 September 2008 MF England Josh Wright England Charlton Athletic 20 October 2008 [41]
31 October 2008 FW England Dean Bowditch England Ipswich Town 13 January 2009 [42]
27 November 2008 FW England Eric Odhiambo England Leicester City 27 December 2008 [43]
27 November 2008 MF England Damian Scannell England Southend United 27 December 2008 [43]
9 December 2008 GK Denmark Mikkel Andersen England Reading 17 December 2008 [44]
23 January 2009 FW Scotland Jordan Rhodes England Ipswich Town 18 March 2009 [45]
9 March 2009 FW England Sam Williams England Aston Villa End of season [46]
20 March 2009 FW England Damian Spencer England Cheltenham Town End of season [47]
21 March 2009 FW Republic of Ireland Billy Clarke England Ipswich Town End of season [35]
Players transferred out
Date Pos. Name Subsequent club Fee Ref.
25 June 2008 DF England Matthew Heywood England Grimsby Town Free [48]
29 August 2008 FW England Alan Connell England Bournemouth Undisclosed [49]
29 January 2009 DF England Darius Charles England Ebbsfleet United £15,000 [50]
Players loaned out
Date from Pos. Name To Date to Ref.
20 June 2008 DF England Darius Charles England Ebbsfleet United 28 January 2009 [51]
2 August 2008 GK England Simon Brown England Darlington 5 January 2009 [52]
1 September 2008 DF England Karleigh Osborne England Oxford United 30 September 2008 [53]
10 October 2008 DF England Karleigh Osborne England Eastbourne Borough 8 November 2008 [54]
17 October 2008 FW England Ross Montague England Basingstoke Town 17 January 2009 [55]
4 December 2008 FW England Moses Ademola England Welling United 8 January 2009 [56]
17 February 2009 FW England Moses Ademola England Welling United 18 March 2009 [10]
2 April 2009 FW England Geoff Banks-Smith England Lewes End of season [57]
Players released
Date Pos. Name Subsequent club Join date Ref.
30 June 2009 GK England Lloyd Anderson England Maldon Town 2009 [58]
30 June 2009 GK England Seb Brown England AFC Wimbledon 1 August 2009 [59]
30 June 2009 MF Jamaica Craig Dobson England Mansfield Town 9 October 2009 [59]
30 June 2009 DF England John Halls England Aldershot Town 28 July 2009 [59]
30 June 2009 DF England Brett Johnson England AFC Wimbledon 4 August 2009 [59]
30 June 2009 FW England Ross Montague England AFC Wimbledon 28 August 2009 [60]
30 June 2009 MF Saint Kitts and Nevis Adam Newton England Luton Town 28 May 2009 [59]
30 June 2009 MF England Lewis Ochoa England Maidenhead United August 2009 [61]
30 June 2009 MF England Craig Pead England Coventry Sphinx August 2010 [62]
30 June 2009 MF England Glenn Poole England Grays Athletic 28 August 2009 [59]
30 June 2009 DF England Darren Powell England Milton Keynes Dons 11 August 2009 [59]
30 June 2009 MF England Gary Smith England Darlington 11 August 2009 [59]
30 June 2009 GK England Simon Brown England Northampton Town 11 September 2009 [63]

Awards[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Media outlets misreported the goal as being scored by Darren Powell.

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