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Conor McAleny joins Brentford on a season-long loan

The promising U-21 striker will spend the season on loan with the League One side, hoping to have better luck than his injury riddled loan last season.

Mark Runnacles

Conor McAleny will spend the 2013-14 season in League One playing for Brentford after agreeing to a season-long loan deal with the Bees. The 20-year-old striker has yet to make an impact with the senior side but he's looked like a potential future star during his time with the youth team and reserves.

McAleny signed with Everton at the age of 11 and joined the Academy full time a few years later. He's made two appearances with the first team -- away against Arsenal and home against Norwich City, both in December 2011 -- and hopefully he'll be able to get a full season of regularly playing experience with Brentford.

His previous loan experience at Scunthorpe United in March 2012 was short lived after he suffered a knee injury that sidelined him for the remainder of the season.

Lets hope his lucky is better this time and McAleny is able to get some important playing time under his belt. I was never impressed with David Moyes' ability to develop highly rated youth players so McAleny could end up being one of the first that Roberto Martinez gets a chance to work with.