BEES ARE BUZZING AT LOAN SWITCH

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Joshua Peck

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

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