Brentford will be cautiously waiting for any developments about how the 2019/20 campaign will be decided.
Thomas Frank’s side are fourth in the Championship and will consider themselves serious promotion contenders.
Their success has been built upon an admirable transfer strategy that so often seems to see them land fantastic bargains, though that’s not to say they haven’t had their fair share of clangers in the past.
With the EFL delay ongoing, we’ve been scouring the globe to find five ex-Brentford players whose current club may surprise you…
The winger spent two seasons with Brentford and was nearly instrumental in helping them secure promotion to the Championship in 2013.
Forrester scored 11 goals and added nine assists as the Bees lost in the League One play-off final in 2012/13 and then left the club that summer.
The 29-year-old has moved around a fair bit since, featuring for Doncaster Rovers, Rangers, Wimbledon and top tier Iranian side Tractor FC, before sealing a move to Orange County SC in 2019.
Forrester made 31 appearances for the US second-tier side last term – scoring three times and adding seven assists.
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The midfielder spent the second half of the 2010/11 season on loan with the Bees – making 12 appearances in total before returning to parent club Sunderland.
The 29-year-old struggled to cement a regular starting place in English football and joined Thai second tier Chainat Hornbill at the start of last season.
He made the switch to Malaysian top division side Pahang FA in January.
The Irish forward joined the Bees on loan early on in his career – making 14 appearances for them in the 2006/07 campaign.
Cox has spent the majority of his time since in the Championship and League One – amassing more than 400 combined appearances – but joined A League side Western Sydney Wanderers in January.
The 33-year-old has featured seven times for the Australian side, scoring twice and adding two assists.
A product of the Bees academy system, Adams career at Griffin Park never really took off and the midfielder featured just four times for the senior side before leaving the club permanently in 2015.
The 25-year-old switched the EFL for the US second tier and can now be found at San Diego Loyal after he secured a move in February.
Adams had made two appearances for his new side, who are managed by Landon Donovan, before the delay to the season.
Brentford snapped up the Arsenal academy product in 2014 and he went on to become a first-team regular for the Bees – making 157 appearances and adding 12 goals and nine assists before his exit.
In January 2019, the 26-year-old joined Chinese Super League outfit Beijing Sinobo Guoan.
The defensive midfielder has been a key player for his new side and recently became the first foreign-born player to win a call up to the Chinese national side.