Brentford midfielder Dru Yearwood has said it’s ‘time to step on’ after featuring for the club’s B-team in his recovery from injury.
Yearwood, 19, is a product of the Southend United youth academy. He made his first-team debut there in 2017 and played over 50 games in League One for them before moving to Brentford in the summer.
He made his debut for Brentford as a late substitute against Middlesborough in August, and got his first start against Cambridge United in the next game where he picked up his injury.
Having not featured for the first-team since, Yearwood has been working hard with the Brentford B-team as he looks to become a regular starter at Griffin Park.
Quoted via the club’s media, Yearwood said:
“I had a little knock from one of the games but I feel good now. I enjoyed my games with the B-team but I think it’s time to step on now… I think I need to get fitter, that’s the main thing right now.”
Thomas Frank’s Brentford host managerless Millwall at the weekend, with the Bees having won just one of their last five games in the Championship.
Frank clearly saw something special in Yearwood, and he was excited to bring him to West London in the summer.
He’s been unfortunate with injury so far, but Yearwood has worked hard with the B-team to get try and get back to match fitness.
With the injury to midfielder Sergi Canos, Yearwood could be thrown straight into the mix at Brentford, who’s fans are excited to see more of the 19-year-old.