Brentford to make decision on Dervisoglu loan

Thomas Frank says Brentford will make a decision in January on whether to keep Halil Dervisoglu on loan at Burnley.

Dervisoglu is currently on a season-long loan at the Championship club but has played just two minutes of football under boss Vincent Kompany since joining.

The 22-year-old came off the bench in Brentford’s opening-day draw with Leicester City, having also played a part in much of the team’s pre-season.

But the decision was taken to send the forward out on another loan deal to keep furthering his development, and Bees boss Frank says the club will wait to see if he can work his way into Kompany’s plans before any final decision is made on his current loan deal.

“We track and follow all our players on loan,” Frank said.

“Halil is one of them, so we do our very best to stay on top of it and then we will assess it.

“We are in the middle of October so there’s still a lot of football that needs to be played before we take a decision, but of course we’ll assess it.

“Normally, you can’t take the players back before the earliest, January.”

Meanwhile, defenders Pontus Jansson and Aaron Hickey are not set to return until after the World Cup.

Jansson suffered a hamstring injury in the goalless draw with Bournemouth earlier this month, while Hickey has suffered ankle ligament damage after rolling his ankle last week.