BEES ARE BUZZING AT LOAN SWITCH
WYCOMBE ensured they weren’t left in the dark in the loan market, bringing two Brentford midfielders to the club.
James Ferry, 18, moves to Adams Park having never made a senior appearance for the Championship side, but has shone in the Bees’ U21 team over the past two seasons.
He captained Brentford to Milk Cup success in Northern Ireland in 2012, and has remained as U21 skipper.
And he’s not the only one to make the move from Griffin Park with Jermaine Udumaga also joining the League Two side until December 23.
Ferry said: “I recognise that the step up from U21s to playing week-in week-out in the Championship is quite a big jump, so going out on loan to Wycombe will really help me to find that middle ground and fine-tune certain areas of my game.
“As a young pro, all you want to do is play football. There is no substitute to playing and gaining as much pitch-time as possible.
“I feel in great shape at the moment – and long may it continue. I am really looking forward to going on loan to Wycombe for the next month or so; and if I can make a few first team appearances along the way, then all the better.”
Ferry was offered a oneyear professional contract by Brentford in June and was available for Wycombe as they took on Portsmouth yesterday.
Udumaga, 20, started the Bees’ 4-0 Capital One Cup defeat by League Two side Oxford in August and Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth is looking forward to working with the pair.
He said: “We have an excellent relationship with Brentford, which enables us to benefit from taking their youngsters on loan and contributing to their development on and off the football pitch.
“James and Jermaine have played a lot of matches at youth level and we look forward to giving them the opportunity to experience a first-team environment in training and on matchdays.”
MOVE: James Ferry