Frank explains Marcondes decision


Brentford boss Thomas Frank has explained the reasons behind his decision to send Emiliano Marcondes out on loan.

The former Denmark youth international completed a loan switch back to his homeland with Midtjylland on deadline day after enduring an injury-ravaged 18-month stay at Griffin Park.

Marcondes originally joined Brentford from Nordsjaelland after he netted 17 goals in 19 Danish Superliga appearances during the first half of the 2017-18 campaign, but he has been unable to replicate that form in England, as he has failed to net in 30 outings for Brentford.

However, two separate injuries curtailed the 24-year-old’s progress last season and Frank has now opted to send him out on loan so he can rediscover full fitness and his best form.

“Emiliano has had 18 very unlucky months with us due to the two major injuries which he picked up,” Frank told the Brentford website. “It has been very difficult for him to find his rhythm and get up to his top level. This move will be good for him to get his rhythm and confidence back.”

Marcondes had featured in four of Brentford’s opening six league games this season and he could still have a big role to play for the Bees when he returns the club in the New Year.