Brentford manager Mark Warburton has said it was important to improve the club’s attacking options, as last season’s League One runners-up prepare for the Championship.
The Bees goal tally of 72 was bettered by only four teams in the third tier, but that has not stopped the 51-year-old from strengthening his squad ahead of the West London outfit’s first campaign in the second division of English football since 1992-93.
Midfielder Alan Judge, who spent the second half of 2013-14 on loan at Griffin Park, has signed permanently from Blackburn Rovers, while striker Andre Gray and winger Moses Odubajo have joined from Luton Town and Leyton Orient respectively.
Warburton, who along with assistant boss David Weir and sporting director Frank McParland has signed a new one-year rolling contract, is pleased about Brentford’s business so far this summer, and is keen to make further additions before the new term begins against Charlton Athletic on August 9.
“We were conscious we needed to get more additions in the attacking roles,” he told the BBC earlier today.
“Alan is a massive signing for us and one we really wanted to do quickly. Moses was outstanding for Leyton Orient last season and gives us a real cutting edge with genuine pace. Andre has scored a lot of goals in the last two seasons, has loads of development potential and is hungry.”
He added: “We try and make sure we have quality coverage in all areas but at the same time you have to make sure you don’t block any pathways to the first team.
“We need one or two more in and Frank is beavering away. We have got a few targets in mind and we are getting close.”