Brentford midfielder Jonathan Douglas is set to leave the club after being frozen out, reports ClubCall.
The 33-year-old has been told by new manager Marinus Dijkhuizen that he is not part of his plans at Griffin Park despite being involved heavily in the side in recent seasons.
The Irishman began his career in England at Blackburn Rovers in 2000 where he spent five years managing only 16 appearances due to being loaned out at various clubs.
He was never able to really nail down a regular spot in the teams he spent time on-loan at or at his parent club Blackburn and as a result he was sold to Leeds United where he kickstarted his career, making a big impact at Elland Road playing 148 games and scoring 10 goals which resulted in him being called up to the Republic of Ireland Squad, by then current manager Steve Staunton and he went on to gain eight caps.
Douglas moved to Swindon in 2009 and remained there for two seasons in which he was a key figure in the side appearing 85 times and scoring the one goal.
Brentford came calling in 2011 and signed him on a free transfer and it is at Griffin Park that he made the biggest mark on a club, as he appeared 156 times scoring 15 goals and being named the supporters player of the year in his first season there.
It seems harsh treatment by the new Bees manager to freeze out Douglas, however the club took the harsh decision to replace manager Mark Warburton despite reaching the play-offs, as they are looking to go into a different direction and run the club a different way, so it seems that Douglas is going to be another casualty of the club’s change in direction.
Brentford fans, What do you make of this news? Are you sad to see him go? Should he of been given a chance under Marinus Dijkhuizen? Can you emulate or even better last seasons achievements? Let us know your thoughts and comments below!