BRENTFORD could unleash Marcello Trotta on Sheffield United tomorrow following his loan move to Griffin Park.
Trotta, who scored eight goals in eight appearances for Wycombe Wanderers last term, completed his transfer from Fulham yesterday and is expected to join fellow new signing Lee Hodson in Uwe Rosler’s squad.
Capped for Italy at under-16, U-18 and U-19 levels, Trotta progressed through the youth system at Napoli before being lured to England by Manchester City.
“Marcello is a player we have admired for a long period,” Mark Warburton, Brentford’s sporting director, said. “He has been very near to joining several Championship clubs over the past few weeks.”
Hodson, the Watford defender, has also sealed a temporary switch to West London. “Lee has played almost 100 times for Watford and has established himself as a regular with Northern Ireland,” Warburton added.
“I have known and worked with Lee for a number of years and it has been a pleasure watching him develop into a talented full-back with an outstanding attitude both on and off the pitch.”
Meanwhile, Jordan Chapell has been allowed to extend his stay with Burton Albion. The United youngster joined Gary Rowett’s side on a month loan deal earlier this season but will now remain in Staffordshire until December 20.
Having expressed concerns about the depth of his squad - and with injuries to Dave Kitson, Matt Hill and Tony McMahon exasperating the problem - manager Danny Wilson insisted on one proviso before agreeing to Rowett’s request.
“There is a 24-hour recall clause in Jordan’s terms,” Wilson revealed last night.