Brentford midfielder Kamohelo Mokotjo’s contract is up in the summer, but has he done enough to earn a renewal at the club?
A fine 3-1 win over their West London rivals QPR on Monday night saw Brentford extend their winning-streak in the Championship to three games.
It was a dismal start to the season for Thomas Frank, who’s side won just three of their opening 11 games of the campaign.
Since the international break though, Brentford have really upped their game and given their recent form, they could look to mount a push for a play-off place very soon.
One man who’s been in the mix of things at Griffin Park this season is Kamohelo Mokotjo.
A South African international, Mokotjo made his name as a footballer when he move to the Netherlands to play with Feyenoord.
He spent four seasons with the Dutch side where he played a sporadic role in the team, but earned his credibility with FC Twente for whom he played over 100 games for between 2014 and 2017.
He’s now in his third season with Brentford since signing in 2017, and has been a key player in the midfield since.
This though is his last contracted year at the club, and having played more of a bit-part role under Frank this season, whether or not he’ll be handed an extension at Griffin Park remains in doubt.
Should Brentford offer Kamohelo Mokotjo a new contract?
There’s no doubting that he’s a useful player to the club, and his experiences in the top level of Dutch football and with his international team will fair him well wherever he is.
But after five starts this season and five substitute appearances, Mokotjo has failed to have the impact that he’s had in his previous years in West London.
He’s made one assist this season and is yet to find the back of the net, but having played every minute of Brentford’s last three wins, Frank may well see a future for him at the club.
At 28-years-old he still has plenty to offer. He will likely keep his place in the starting line-up for Brentford’s game against Huddersfield this weekend, but we’ll just have to wait and see if he’ll be at the club this time next year.