2017–18 Brentford F.C. season

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Brentford
2017–18 season
Owner Matthew Benham
Chairman Cliff Crown
Head Coach Dean Smith
Stadium Griffin Park
Championship 9th
FA Cup Third round
(Vs Notts County)
League Cup Third round
(Vs Norwich City)
Top goalscorer League: Neal Maupay (12 goals)
All: Neal Maupay (13 goals)
Highest home attendance 12,367 (vs Queens Park Rangers, 21 April 2018)
Lowest home attendance 6,935 (vs Notts County, 6 January 2018)
Average home league attendance 10,234
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2017–18 season is Brentford's 128th year in existence and fourth consecutive season in the Championship.[1] Along with competing in the Championship, the club will also participate in the FA Cup and League Cup.

The season covers the period from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.

Season Review[edit]

July[edit]

Over the summer break, Brentford brought in right back Henrik Dalsgaard from Zulte Waregem for an undisclosed fee and goalkeeper Luke Daniels from Scunthorpe United on a free transfer.[2][3] Alan McCormack joined Luton Town following his release from the club.[4] Germans Philipp Hofmann and Akaki Gogia both moved to 2. Bundesliga with the former moving to Greuther Furth and the latter initially staying at Dynamo Dresden after his loan move during the previous season but instead moving to Union Berlin shortly after making his move permanent.[5][6] Youngster James Ferry joined Stevenage for an undisclosed fee.[7] Goalkeeper Jack Bonham signed a new one-year contract extension and moved to Carlisle United on loan until January.[8] Midfielder Konstantin Kerschbaumer joined Armenia Bielefeld on loan until the end of the season.[9] Also signing new contracts were Florian Jozefzoon, who added 12 months to his initial contract, and Nico Yennaris, who extended his stay until 2021,[10][11] on 7 July, South African midfielder Kamohelo Mokotjo signed for an undisclosed fee from Dutch side FC Twente.[12] On the same day, Brentford began their pre-season with a 5–1 win against Aldershot Town. Reece Cole and Sergi Canós both scored braces with Jozefzoon adding to the scoreline late on.[13] The first-team travelled to Divonne-les-Bains on the French/Swiss border for a training camp,[14] during their time there, striker Neal Maupay sealed his transfer to Brentford from Saint-Étienne.[15] Brentford drew 1–1 against Lausanne-Sport with Lasse Vibe scoring the Bees' only goal.[16] Following their return to England, Brentford signed EFL Young Player of the Year Ollie Watkins from Exeter City for an undisclosed fee.[17] On 19 July, Brentford travelled to Oxford United for another pre-season friendly which ended 4–3 to the Bees. Jozefzoon, Vibe, Cole and Canós were the goalscorers,[18] on 21 July, it was announced that Danish forward Emiliano Marcondes will join Brentford in January on a three-and-a-half year deal after his current deal at FC Nordsjælland expires.[19] Brentford's first game at Griffin Park of the season ended 2–2 against Premier League side Southampton. Vibe poked the ball home in the first half with Josh Clarke scoring the second after Fraiser Forster spilled his cross,[20] the unbeaten pre-season campaign continued at MK Dons where Maupay, Watkins and Jozefzoon all scored in a 3–2 win against the League One side.[21] On 29 July, Brentford played their final game before the start of the season at home against Celta de Vigo. Vibe and Jota scored in the 2–1 win against the Europa League semi-finalists.[22]

August[edit]

Brentford's first Championship game of the season was at newly promoted Sheffield United which ended in a 1–0 defeat. Billy Sharp headed in a Leon Clarke cross just before half-time. Despite improving in the second-half, Brentford could not find the equaliser.[23] Brentford now have not won on the opening day for six consecutive seasons,[24] on 7 August, young full-back Tom Field joined Bradford City on loan until January.[25] Watkins and Justin Shaibu scored their first goals for the club in the first round of the League Cup against AFC Wimbledon, their goals came in extra-time after Paul Robinson's first-half lobbed strike and Romaine Sawyers' equaliser in the second-half. The 3–1 result after extra-time sealed Brentford's place in the second round,[26] on 10 August, Cole joined Newport County on loan until January.[27] The B-team midfielder was in the matchday squad for the League Cup tie against AFC Wimbledon. Brentford's first league match at home was a 7-goal thriller against Nottingham Forest, after John Egan's header, two stunning strikes from Andreas Bouchalakis and Daryl Murphy's tap in left the Bees trailing 3–1 midway through the second-half. Andreas Bjelland gave some hope for Brentford as his header was adjudged to have crossed the line by goal-line technology, a first for Griffin Park.[28] However, Kieran Dowell scored for Forest four minutes later and Maupay's late goal proved only to be a consolation with the final score finishing 4–3 to the visitors.[29]

On 15 August, Brentford proposed amendments for the new Brentford Community Stadium which included a decrease in capacity from 20,000 to 17,250 and construction starting in 2018 with completion in late 2019 or early 2020.[30] Midfielder Ryan Woods was given compassionate leave after the tragic loss of his baby,[31] he would not feature for Brentford's next few games. Brentford next faced Bristol City at Griffin Park, despite conceding an early Josh Brownhill goal, Brentford rallied in the second half and took the lead through Watkins and Maupay and would have been further in front had it not been for an inspired performance from opposing goalkeeper Frank Fielding. Eight minutes into added time due to an injury to Josh McEachran, Bobby Reid pounced and denied Brentford's first league win of the season,[32] the Bees' poor run of results continued at Ipswich Town where, despite a dominant first half, Martyn Waghorn and Joe Garner's goals sealed a 2–0 win for the home side, leaving Brentford bottom of the league table.[33] In the second round of the League Cup, Brentford beat local rivals Queens Park Rangers 4–1 in a West London derby. There were goals from Egan, Maupay and an own goal from Ariel Borysiuk in the first-half, plus one for QPR from Darnell Furlong. Clarke capped off a fine win at Loftus Road with a finish into the bottom corner late in the second-half.[34] Brentford's final game of August ended in a goalless draw against high-spending Wolverhampton Wanderers.[35] Brentford headed into the international break with no wins in their first five league games.

Brentford had a busy final few days of the transfer window, on 30 August, former captain Harlee Dean joined Birmingham City for an undisclosed fee.[36] The following day, on transfer deadline day, Jota and Maxime Colin joined Dean at Birmingham City for undisclosed fees as well, although Jota's fee was confirmed to be Birmingham's record transfer fee.[37][38][39] B-team defenders Jan Holldack and Manny Onariase both left the club for KFC Uerdingen 05 and Rotherham United respectively.[40][41]

September[edit]

On 1 September, B-team captain Zain Westbrooke joined Solihull Moors on loan for a month.[42] Brentford's first match after the transfer window was against Aston Villa, despite a good performance, they could not find a goal to give them their first league victory as the match ended 0–0.[43] On 12 September, Brentford travelled to Hillsborough where they let a lead slip to give Sheffield Wednesday a win. Yennaris scored early with a volley but Gary Hooper netted on the brink of half-time and Ross Wallace completed the comeback from Jordan Rhodes' pull-back. There was concern late into stoppage time as defender Dalsgaard was knocked unconscious and given treatment on the pitch for several minutes before being taken off on a stretcher.[44] Brentford continued their win-less streak in the league at home to Reading. Clarke rifled in from a tight angle after good play between himself and Maupay but Liam Kelly equalised with a penalty after Rico Henry fouled Tyler Blackett as the game ended 1–1.[45] On 18 September, central defender Chris Mepham signed a five-year contract and was promoted to the first team squad,[46] the next day, he made his first competitive start, along with Theo Archibald, in the third round of the League Cup against Norwich City where he gave away the penalty for Norwich's first goal. After Marco Vrancic scored from the spot, Brentford were awarded a penalty themselves, but Yoann Barbet skied it into the stands. Vrancic then curled in a free kick in the second half and Josh Murphy chipped over the oncoming Daniels to give the Canaries a three-goal advantage. Clarke scored a consolation late on as Brentford crashed out of the League Cup, losing 3–1.[47] Brentford finally found their first league win of the season against bottom side Bolton Wanderers. Barbet made amends for his penalty miss in the cup with a superb free-kick in the first half. Yennaris then scored from 30 yards in the second half with Watkins adding a third shortly before full-time,[48] on 26 September, Brentford hosted Derby County at Griffin Park. Despite completely dominating, Brentford could not break down the Derby defence and found themselves behind to Joe Ledley's debut goal for the Rams, it took 86 minutes for Watkins to find a deserved equaliser to grab a point for the Bees.[49] Brentford picked up their sixth draw of the season against Middlesbrough, despite scoring two goals, courtesy of Barbet's header and Watkins' finish, Middlesbrough came back from behind twice through Martin Braithwaite and Fabio to secure a 2–2 result.[50] Henry was stretchered off in this game and suffered a serious knee injury which would sideline him for a significant length of time.[51]

Transfers[edit]

Transfers in[edit]

Players transferred in
Date Pos. Name Previous Club Fee Ref.
1 July 2017 LW Scotland Theo Archibald Scotland Celtic Undisclosed [52]
1 July 2017 LW Scotland Ali Coote Scotland Dundee United Undisclosed [53]
1 July 2017 RB Denmark Henrik Dalsgaard Belgium Zulte Waregem Undisclosed [2]
1 July 2017 GK England Luke Daniels England Scunthorpe United Free [3]
1 July 2017 CF Finland Marcus Forss England West Bromwich Albion Free [54]
7 July 2017 DM South Africa Kamohelo Mokotjo Netherlands FC Twente Undisclosed [12]
14 July 2017 CF France Neal Maupay France Saint-Étienne Undisclosed [15]
18 July 2017 CF England Ollie Watkins England Exeter City Undisclosed [17]
1 August 2017 LB Denmark Mads Bech Sørensen Denmark AC Horsens Undisclosed [55]
1 January 2018 AM Denmark Emiliano Marcondes Denmark FC Nordsjælland Free [19]
14 January 2018 CM Finland Jaakko Oksanen Finland HJK Helsinki Undisclosed [56]
30 January 2018 RW Republic of Ireland Chiedozie Ogbene Republic of Ireland Limerick Undisclosed [57]

Loans in[edit]

Players loaned in
Start date Pos. Name Parent Club End date Ref.
1 July 2017 CM Denmark Nikolaj Kirk Denmark FC Midtjylland 30 June 2018 [58]

Transfers out[edit]

Players transferred out
Date Pos. Name Subsequent Club Fee Ref.
1 July 2017 FW England Luke Dunn Free agent Released [59]
1 July 2017 CM England James Ferry England Stevenage Undisclosed [7]
1 July 2017 AM Germany Akaki Gogia Germany Dynamo Dresden Undisclosed [6]
1 July 2017 CF Germany Philipp Hofmann Germany Greuther Fürth Undisclosed [5]
1 July 2017 FW England Seika Jatta Free agent Released [59]
1 July 2017 GK Australia Dominic Kurasik England Colchester United Released [59][a]
1 July 2017 GK Greece Dimi Kyriatzis England Hayes & Yeading United Released [59][b]
1 July 2017 DF England Kyjuon Marsh-Brown England Bedford Town Released [59][c]
1 July 2017 RB Republic of Ireland Alan McCormack England Luton Town Released [4][d]
1 July 2017 FW England Danny Parish England Concord Rangers Released [59][e]
1 July 2017 FW Spain Marc Río Spain UA Horta Released [59][f]
30 August 2017 CB England Harlee Dean England Birmingham City Undisclosed [36]
31 August 2017 CB Germany Jan Holldack Germany Uerdingen 05 Undisclosed [40]
31 August 2017 RW Spain Jota England Birmingham City Undisclosed [38]
31 August 2017 CB England Manny Onariase England Rotherham United Undisclosed [41]
31 August 2017 RB France Maxime Colin England Birmingham City Undisclosed [37]
10 February 2018 FW Denmark Lasse Vibe China Changchun Yatai Undisclosed [66]
  1. ^ Dominic Kurasik joined Colchester United following his release.[60]
  2. ^ Dimi Kyriatzis joined Hayes & Yeading United following his release.[61]
  3. ^ Kyujuon Marsh-Brown joined Bedford Town following his release.[62]
  4. ^ Alan McCormack joined Luton Town following his release.[63]
  5. ^ Danny Parish joined Concord Rangers following his release.[64]
  6. ^ Marc Río joined UA Horta following his release.[65]

Loans out[edit]

Players loaned out
Start date Pos. Name Subsequent Club End date Ref.
1 July 2017 GK Republic of Ireland Jack Bonham England Carlisle United 30 June 2018 [8][a]
1 July 2017 CM Austria Konstantin Kerschbaumer Germany Arminia Bielefeld 30 June 2018 [9]
7 August 2017 LB Republic of Ireland Tom Field England Bradford City 1 January 2018 [25]
10 August 2017 CM England Reece Cole Wales Newport County 1 January 2018 [27]
1 September 2017 CM England Zain Westbrooke England Solihull Moors 29 September 2017 [68]
11 October 2017 CM England Zain Westbrooke England Leyton Orient 10 January 2018 [69]
19 January 2018 LB Greece Ilias Chatzitheodoridis England Cheltenham Town 30 June 2018 [70]
29 January 2018 CF Denmark Justin Shaibu England Walsall 30 June 2018 [71]
  1. ^ On 21 December 2017, Jack Bonham's loan was extended until the end of the season.[67]

Pre-season[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

Competitions[edit]

Championship[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
7 Preston North End 46 19 16 11 58 45 +13 73
8 Millwall 46 19 15 12 56 45 +11 72
9 Brentford 46 18 15 13 62 52 +10 69
10 Sheffield United 46 20 9 17 62 55 +7 69
11 Bristol City 46 17 16 13 67 58 +9 67
Source: English Football League
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
46 18 15 13 62 52  +10 69 9 11 3 37 24  +13 9 4 10 25 28  −3

Source: Brentford F.C.

Result by matchday[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
Ground A H H A H A A H A H A H H A A H A H A H A H A H H A H A H A H A H A A A H H H A H A A H A H
Result L L D L D D L D W D D W D W W W L D D W L D W W W L W W L L D W W L W L L D D W W W D W L D
Position 18 22 20 24 23 23 23 22 20 20 19 18 18 18 15 12 13 13 14 11 13 13 12 12 10 11 11 9 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 10 8 9 9
Source: Brentford F.C.

Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

EFL Cup[edit]

First team squad[edit]

Players' ages are as of the opening day of the 2017–18 season.
Squad No. Name Nationality Position Date of birth (age) Signed from Signed in Contract Ends Apps. Goals Notes
Goalkeepers
1 Daniel Bentley England GK (1993-07-13)13 July 1993 (aged 24) Southend United 2016 2020 92 0
28 Luke Daniels England GK (1988-01-05)5 January 1988 (aged 29) Scunthorpe United 2017 2020 5 0
37 Ellery Balcombe England GK (1999-10-15)15 October 1999 (aged 17) Academy 2017 2019 0 0
Jack Bonham Republic of Ireland GK (1993-09-14)14 September 1993 (aged 23) Watford 2013 2019 7 0 On loan to Carlisle United
Defenders
3 Rico Henry England LB (1997-07-08)8 July 1997 (aged 20) Walsall 2016 2021 20 0
5 Andreas Bjelland Denmark CB / LB (1988-07-11)11 July 1988 (aged 29) FC Twente 2015 2018 65 1
14 John Egan Republic of Ireland CB (1992-10-20)20 October 1992 (aged 24) Gillingham 2016 2020 71 7
22 Henrik Dalsgaard Denmark RB (1989-07-27)27 July 1989 (aged 28) Zulte Waregem 2017 2020 32 1
29 Yoann Barbet France CB / LB (1993-05-10)10 May 1993 (aged 24) Chamois Niortais 2015 2019 81 6
30 Tom Field Republic of Ireland LB (1997-03-14)14 March 1997 (aged 20) Academy 2012 2020 18 3
31 Ilias Chatzitheodoridis Greece LB (1997-12-05)5 December 1997 (aged 19) Arsenal 2016 2019 4 0 On loan to Cheltenham Town
33 Chris Mepham Wales CB (1997-11-05)5 November 1997 (aged 19) Academy 2014 2022 24 1
34 Mads Bech Sørensen Denmark LB / CB (1999-01-07)7 January 1999 (aged 18) AC Horsens 2017 2021 0 0
Midfielders
4 Lewis Macleod Scotland LM / AM (1994-06-16)16 June 1994 (aged 23) Rangers 2015 2019 25 1
8 Nico Yennaris England CM / RB (1993-05-24)24 May 1993 (aged 24) Arsenal 2014 2021 137 12
10 Josh McEachran England CM (1993-03-01)1 March 1993 (aged 24) Chelsea 2015 2019 72 0
12 Kamohelo Mokotjo South Africa DM (1991-03-11)11 March 1991 (aged 26) FC Twente 2017 2020 39 1
15 Ryan Woods England CM (1993-12-13)13 December 1993 (aged 23) Shrewsbury Town 2015 2020 127 3
17 Emiliano Marcondes Denmark AM / ST / LW (1995-03-09)9 March 1995 (aged 22) Nordsjælland 2018 2021 13 0
18 Alan Judge Republic of Ireland AM / LM (1988-11-11)11 November 1988 (aged 28) Blackburn Rovers 2014 2019 116 24
19 Romaine Sawyers Saint Kitts and Nevis AM / CM (1991-11-02)2 November 1991 (aged 25) Walsall 2016 2020 89 8
20 Josh Clarke England RM / RB (1994-07-05)5 July 1994 (aged 23) Academy 2011 2020 79 5
25 Theo Archibald Scotland RM (1998-03-05)5 March 1998 (aged 19) Celtic 2017 2020 3 0
32 Reece Cole England CM (1998-02-17)17 February 1998 (aged 19) Academy 2012 2020 1 0
35 Zain Westbrooke England CM (1996-10-28)28 October 1996 (aged 20) Academy 2011 2018 1 0
Konstantin Kerschbaumer Austria CM / AM (1992-07-01)1 July 1992 (aged 25) Admira Wacker Mödling 2015 2019 52 1 On loan to Arminia Bielefeld
Forwards
7 Florian Jozefzoon Netherlands LW / RW (1991-02-09)9 February 1991 (aged 26) PSV Eindhoven 2017 2019 62 8
9 Neal Maupay France ST (1996-08-14)14 August 1996 (aged 20) Saint-Étienne 2017 2021 46 13
11 Ollie Watkins England ST / LW / AM (1995-12-30)30 December 1995 (aged 21) Exeter City 2017 2021 48 11
24 Chiedozie Ogbene Nigeria RW / LW (1997-05-01)1 May 1997 (aged 20) Limerick 2018 2021 2 0
27 Justin Shaibu Denmark ST (1997-10-28)28 October 1997 (aged 19) HB Køge 2016 2020 10 1 On loan to Walsall
47 Sergi Canós Spain RW / LW (1997-02-02)2 February 1997 (aged 20) Norwich City 2017 2021 88 14
Players who appeared during the 2017/18 season but departed before the end of the season
2 Maxime Colin France RB (1991-11-15)15 November 1991 (aged 25) RSC Anderlecht 2015 2019 66 4 Joined Birmingham City
6 Harlee Dean England CB (1991-07-26)26 July 1991 (aged 26) Southampton 2012 2018 249 10 Joined Birmingham City
23 Jota Spain RM / AM (1991-06-16)16 June 1991 (aged 26) Celta de Vigo 2014 2018 78 22 Joined Birmingham City
21 Lasse Vibe Denmark ST / RW (1987-02-22)22 February 1987 (aged 30) IFK Göteborg 2015 2018 97 37 Joined Changchun Yatai

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Championship FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK England Daniel Bentley 45 0 45+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
3 DF England Rico Henry 8 0 8+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
4 MF Scotland Lewis Macleod 11 1 5+5 1 1+0 0 0+0 0
5 DF Denmark Andreas Bjelland 35 1 32+2 1 0+0 0 1+0 0
7 MF Netherlands Florian Jozefzoon 43 7 31+8 7 1+0 0 2+1 0
8 MF England Nico Yennaris 44 4 31+10 4 0+0 0 3+0 0
9 FW France Neal Maupay 46 13 25+17 12 1+0 0 3+0 1
10 MF England Josh McEachran 28 0 14+11 0 1+0 0 1+1 0
11 FW England Ollie Watkins 48 11 39+6 10 0+1 0 1+1 1
12 MF South Africa Kamohelo Mokotjo 39 1 25+10 1 1+0 0 3+0 0
14 DF Republic of Ireland John Egan 34 3 32+1 2 0+0 0 1+0 1
15 MF England Ryan Woods 40 1 35+4 1 0+0 0 0+1 0
17 MF Denmark Emiliano Marcondes 13 0 2+10 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
18 MF Republic of Ireland Alan Judge 14 0 3+10 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
19 MF Saint Kitts and Nevis Romaine Sawyers 44 5 36+6 4 0+0 0 2+0 1
20 MF England Josh Clarke 32 3 23+5 1 1+0 0 3+0 2
22 DF Denmark Henrik Dalsgaard 32 1 29+0 1 0+0 0 0+3 0
24 FW Republic of Ireland Chiedozie Ogbene 2 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
25 MF Scotland Theo Archibald 3 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
27 FW Denmark Justin Shaibu 5 1 0+2 0 0+0 0 0+3 1
28 GK England Luke Daniels 5 0 1+0 0 1+0 0 3+0 0
29 DF France Yoann Barbet 37 3 32+2 3 1+0 0 2+0 0
30 DF Republic of Ireland Tom Field 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
31 DF Greece Ilias Chatzitheodoridis 4 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 3+0 0
32 MF England Reece Cole 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
33 DF Wales Chris Mepham 23 1 17+4 1 1+0 0 1+0 0
34 DF Denmark Mads Bech Sørensen 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
35 MF England Zain Westbrooke 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
37 GK England Ellery Balcombe 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
47 FW Spain Sergi Canós 31 3 17+13 3 0+1 0 0+0 0
2 DF France Maxime Colin 5 0 3+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
6 DF England Harlee Dean 4 0 3+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
21 FW Denmark Lasse Vibe 19 7 14+5 7 0+0 0 0+0 0
23 MF Spain Jota 4 0 4+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0

Source: Soccerbase
Italic: denotes player is no longer with team

Goalscorers[edit]

No. Pos Player FLC FAC FLC Total
9 FW Neal Maupay 12 0 1 13
11 FW Ollie Watkins 10 0 1 11
7 FW Florian Jozefzoon 7 0 0 7
21 FW Lasse Vibe 7 0 0 7
19 MF Romaine Sawyers 4 0 1 5
8 MF Nico Yennaris 4 0 0 4
14 DF John Egan 2 0 1 3
20 MF Josh Clarke 1 0 2 3
29 DF Yoann Barbet 3 0 0 3
47 FW Sergi Canós 3 0 0 3
4 MF Lewis Macleod 1 0 0 1
5 DF Andreas Bjelland 1 0 0 1
12 MF Kamohelo Mokotjo 1 0 0 1
15 MF Ryan Woods 1 0 0 1
22 DF Henrik Dalsgaard 1 0 0 1
27 FW Justin Shaibu 0 0 1 1
33 DF Chris Mepham 1 0 0 1
Own Goals 3 0 1 4
Totals 62 0 8 70

Source: Soccerbase
Italic: denotes player is no longer with team

Disciplinary record[edit]

No. Pos Player Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
15 MF Ryan Woods 9 1
19 MF Romaine Sawyers 7 1
47 FW Sergi Canós 4 1
9 FW Neal Maupay 9 0
11 FW Ollie Watkins 8 0
29 DF Yoann Barbet 7 0
10 MF Josh McEachran 4 0
14 DF John Egan 4 0
33 DF Chris Mepham 4 0
5 DF Andreas Bjelland 3 0
22 DF Henrik Dalsgaard 3 0
3 DF Rico Henry 2 0
8 MF Nico Yennaris 2 0
6 DF Harlee Dean 1 0
20 MF Josh Clarke 1 0
21 FW Lasse Vibe 1 0
Totals 69 3

Source: Soccerbase
Italic: denotes player is no longer with team

Management[edit]

Name Nat From To Record All Comps Record League
P W D L W % P W D L W %
Dean Smith England 30 November 2015 present 50 20 15 15 040.00 46 18 15 13 039.13

Summary[edit]

Games played 50 (46 Championship, 1 FA Cup, 3 League Cup)
Games won 20 (18 Championship, 0 FA Cup, 2 League Cup)
Games drawn 15 (15 Championship, 0 FA Cup, 0 League Cup)
Games lost 15 (13 Championship, 1 FA Cup, 1 League Cup)
Goals scored 70 (62 Championship, 0 FA Cup, 8 League Cup)
Goals conceded 58 (52 Championship, 1 FA Cup, 5 League Cup)
Clean sheets 15 (15 Championship, 0 FA Cup, 0 League Cup)
Yellow cards 69 (68 Championship, 0 FA Cup, 1 League Cup)
Red cards 3 (3 Championship, 0 FA Cup, 0 League Cup)
Worst discipline (9 yellows and 1 red) Ryan Woods
Biggest league win 5–0 (vs Birmingham City)
Worst league defeat 0–3 (vs Wolverhampton Wanderers & Derby County)
Most appearances 47 Ollie Watkins
Top scorer (league) 12 Neal Maupay
Top scorer (all competitions) 13 Neal Maupay

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