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Brentford recall player from loan

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Brentford goalkeeper Ellery Balcombe has returned from his loan-spell with Danish side Viborg FF.

The 20-year-old joined the Danish NordicBet Liga outfit in the summer on a season-long loan. He quickly became the club’s no.1 with some solid performances in-goal, but has since returned to Griffin Park having suffered an injury.

His injury is as yet unknown, but it’s thought to be a fairly serious one with Thomas Frank deciding to recall Balcombe.

Viborg have just restarted their domestic season after the winter break. Balcombe had kept Viborg in the title-race throughout the first-half of the season with his performances, and has even represented Aidy Boothroyd’s Young Lions this season in their European Championship Qualification fixtures.

Balcombe missed Viborg’s last three games before the winter break due to suspension, and has today arrived back in West London to begin his recovery.

He’s one of a number of exciting youngsters at Brentford, but one of the few who’ve represented England U21’s – at 20-years-old, he’s set to have a bright future at Brentford, who’ve made full use of the Scandinavian leagues for purchasing players and for loaning players, as in Balcombe’s case.
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The verdict
It must be frustrating for Balcombe to have to return from Viborg – he was really making a name for himself in Denmark, and was due to have a successful season.
Hopefully his injury is not too serious, and if he can recover in good time then he may well be granted another loan-move to finish the season.

Freelance football journalist based in Sheffield. Postgraduate degree in Sports Journalism, and good experience in digital football writing and match reporting.

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