Brentford held it’s annual ‘Meet the Players’ event this week giving young Bees fans the chance the meet their footballing heroes.

More than 70 youngsters got the chance to meet and showcase their football skills  to the likes of Ollie Watkins, Christian Norgaard and Bryan Mbeumo at the event at Uxbridge High School.

The event, run by Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, saw a number of Brentford’s first team chat and take selfies with the youngsters, all knowing the importance of connecting with the fans.

“We have all been their age and we all know what it does when professional footballers visit: it makes their day,” Norgaard said.

“You could see when we joined in playing the games there was that extra bit of excitement and the same with the autographs.

“It is quite nice to give back.”

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With Brentford currently 4th in the league, there was much excitement surrounding the Brentford players who have collectively scored 55 goals this season.

“They will remember this for the rest of their lives,” attacker Emiliano Marcondes said.

“I still remember being visited by professional footballers when I was younger.

“To see the smiles on their faces and give them little bits of advice makes us – as players – smile.”