Brentford manager Thomas Frank could be handed a timely boost to his squad in the coming weeks as centre-back Charlie Goode told Brentford’s official club website that he is nearing a return to action.
Since signing for Brentford last summer from Northampton the 25-year-old has appeared just four times for The Bees due to a combination of illness and injuries.
However, the commanding defender has revealed that he could be set for a late run in the side having completed three 90-minute matches for Brentford B this month.
Goode hasn’t been seen in the first team since January but is hoping that he can make a late impact in Brentford’s promotion hopes.
Talking to club’s website, Goode said: “For the first time in a long time I feel fully fit, ready to go, ready to be back. It’s been the toughest spell in my career so far as it’s been out of my hands, a medical condition that has stopped me from training and playing so I haven’t been able to perform to where I want.
“I’ve played the last three games and it seems I’m over the set-back and now I’m ready to help the boys for the final nine games.”
The addition of Goode will certainly please manager Frank whose side still face the tough challenges against Cardiff, Bournemouth, and Watford before the season’s ending.
The Bees currently sit comfortably in fourth place but will still aspire of gaining automatic promotion to the Premier League following last year’s play-off final defeat to Fulham.
Frank’s side however have not won either of their last two games, failing to keep a clean sheet in both. The manager will be looking for Goode to provide some stability to his side at the back for these final nine games and hopefully beyond.
The signing of Goode on a four-year deal signalled intent from the club and the player will no doubt be frustrated that he has been unable to make an impact in his first full season with the side.
His demanding nature and physical presence is sure to add a real drive to this Brentford side in the coming weeks.
It may well be the timely boost they need to help ensure they’re playing Premier League football next campaign.