Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Farewell Bradders

Bradley Wright-Phillips was duly moved on with little fanfare yesterday. We looked desperate to offload him to Swindon pre-Canio and now he has gone to Brentford on a loan until the end of the season. Given his contract expires in the Summer it looks very much like that's the last we will see of him. 

We should remind ourselves that his goal-scoring feats little more than a year ago had him threatening to tear up our record book. I don't believe he has become a worse player at 27 or that he couldn't step-up to Championship level, although the facts are that he hasn't made the most of limited opportunities this season. It's hard also to believe he will be leaving us without a fee, something that would have seemed inconceivable last season.

He will always be remembered for the promotion goals of last year but I can't help thinking he will find himslef an easy contract at Brentford if they can meet his wage demands in the Summer. Good luck Bradders.

1 comment:

ChicagoAddick said...

Agreed Dave. BWP's part in our success and many vital points last season shouldn't be forgotten.

He sure gave the Covered End and the travelling faithful many reason to burst into song.

Good luck Brad.