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Striker makes Brentford return following injury blow

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Marcus Forss has returned to Brentford after sustaining an injury on-loan at AFC Wimbledon.

The 20-year-old has been earning rave reviews in League One this season. He got off to a flying start with Wimbledon, scoring seven in his opening six, including a hat-trick against Southend United and being named October’s EFL Young Player of the Month.

But Forss has been dealt a cruel blow – he picked up an as-yet-unknown injury playing in Wimbledon’s League One fixture against Portsmouth at the weekend, and has since returned to Brentford, cutting short his loan deal.

The Finn returns having scored 11 goals in 18 appearances for Wimbledon. It’s been his first real experience in the EFL having made a handful of first-team appearances for Brentford in the last season, and at the start of this season.

Forss joined the Brentford B team shortly after it’s formation in 2017, having been released from West Bromwich Albion, and has represented his country at U17, 18, 19 and 21 level.

The full extent of his injury is not yet known, though it’s expected that Forss will spend a sustained period on the sidelines.

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The verdict

This injury is bad news for everyone involved. Wimbledon have lost a good striker in the process, Brentford now have an injured youngster on their hands and they don’t know for how long, and Forss has had his breakthrough season cruelly cut short.

It’ll be tough for Forss to come back and at such a young age, this injury could really make or break his career in English football.


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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