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Brentford in the EFL: Remember Marcello Trotta? Here’s what he’s up to nowadays



Marcello Trotta was both a memorable and somewhat controversial character during his time at Brentford. 

Originally signed from Fulham on loan, the Italian striker would go on to eventually help the Bees to reach the Sky Bet Championship upon his return to the club after his first spell there.

He first signed for them in 2012 and would go on to notch up nine goals as Brentford dramatically missed out on automatic promotion on the final day of the campaign, with Trotta missing what proved to be a decisive and notorious penalty against Doncaster Rovers at Griffin Park, which led to the away side scoring on the counter attack to seal a promotion of their own.

Following this and the subsequent loss in the play-offs, Trotta returned to Fulham before heading back to Brentford for a second spell.

He went on to score an impressive 13 goals in 37 league games and helped the Bees to secure promotion to the Championship with three games to spare.

However the club’s then manager Mark Warburton eventually passed up the opportunity to sign Trotta permanently, with the player instead staying with Fulham before being loaned out to Barnsley.

After a short lived spell with the Tykes, the frontman signed for Italian Serie B side US Avellino 1912.

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It was in his homeland that he started to hit a good level of form as he scored 17 goals in 41 games, which led to him being snapped up by US Sassuolo in the top flight.

Failing to largely get a chance with Sassuolo, he was loaned to FC Crotone, for whom he scored 10 times for.

In January 2019, Frosinone brought him in on a permanent deal as they looked to maintain their status as a Serie A club.

He only scored three times for the Canaries and was eventually shipped out on loan to the likes of Ascoli Calcio, Portuguese side FC Famalicão and Cosenza Calcio in what were three pretty underwhelming moves.

Trotta now plies his trade for Triestina in Serie C-A at the age of 29, with the striker having arguably never achieved his true potential.

A player who was both a hero and villain at different stages, he will always be remembered by the Brentford fans.

Writer and Journalist for Football League World.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

Article title: Brentford in the EFL: Remember Marcello Trotta? Here’s what he’s up to nowadays

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