First Interview: Isaac Holland | Brentford FC

Isaac Holland says he’s looking forward to continuing his development as part of Brentford B after agreeing to join the young Bees from Sheffield Wednesday.

The 16-year-old, who has been a part of the Under-16 and Under-18 teams with the Yorkshire side over the past year or so, has now linked up with Neil MacFarlane’s team to keep building upon his game.

“I’m very pleased to be down here and to get everything sorted out and now I can’t wait to get going,” said Isaac. “It’s come about through some good performances last season with Sheffield Wednesday where I’ve been able to show my pace and the ability to latch onto balls in behind, as well as my one-v-one elimination and my finishing.”

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Discussing his time with Sheffield where he rose through the ranks up to Under-18 level, the youngster was thankful for the years spent at Hillsborough.

He continued: “From a really young age I was with them (Sheffield Wednesday) and I felt that my development was good. Now I’m at Brentford I’m looking forward to trying to take my game to the next level.

“I was happy (when I found out) because I knew it was going to be a new challenge for me, compared to what I’ve had before. I was so happy and optimistic.”

Moving to West London will see the young forward player work under Neil MacFarlane and his staff as he’s schooled in the Brentford principles which is something that excites our latest recruit.

“They don’t force it, they play one and two touch football, it’s really good,” said the youngster. “They care and want the best for you and for the team as well. It seems like a completely different football challenge to what I’ve had before at Sheffield Wednesday, it seems more real, and you know you’re close to the First Team.

“I’m very happy about where I am and I’m looking forward to developing. I want to get more goals and more assists and try to be a better person as well as a better player, which seems to be a key thing round here. As a footballer you have to make sure that you’re a good role model for others.”

Looking ahead to his debut campaign is West London, Isaac will be working hard to push himself into contention for the young Bees.

He explained: “I want to play my best football and try to start a lot games. I know that I’m not going to be in the starting line-up straight away so it’s about pushing myself so I can get into that starting line-up.”

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