Brentford sign defenders on loan

Brentford have signed defenders Jake Bidwell and Harlee Dean on a month’s loan from Everton and Southampton respectively.

Bidwell, 18, is primarily a left-back and will fill the void left by Blair Adams, who has returned to Sunderland following his loan spell at Griffin Park.

Dean, 20, has yet to make a first-team appearance for Southampton since joining them from Dagenham & Redbridge last year.

Bees boss Uwe Rosler was keen to add at least one defender to his squad as Karleigh Osborne is sidelined and Dale Bennett’s loan from Watford was cut short by a knee injury.

Miguel Llera’s exit after he agreed to join Sheffield Wednesday made Brentford’s need for reinforcements even greater.

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