MacLeod lured away from Rangers by Brentford’s style of play



New Brentford signing Lewis MacLeod has said he was sold on a move to the Championship side after he was attracted to their style of play this season.

The 20-year-old left Rangers to sign a three and a half year deal with the Bees on Wednesday.

Speaking to the official Brentford website, MacLeod said: “I am delighted to complete the move and I am really looking forward to it. It is going to be an exciting period of time for me. I can’t wait to get started.

“I heard that Brentford were interested about six or so months ago. Ever since then I have been watching the games and following the teams a bit. The team play nice football and having met with Frank McParland, David Weir and the manager, Mark Warburton, it seems like a good place to be.

“After all that I decided this was the best place for me to come. It was definitely the style of football that persuaded me to come here. I like the way they play football here having watched the games. That suits me and in that sense I was looking forward to coming. Everything about the place seems good and I am looking forward to it.
“It is a young squad and everybody is eager.

“They all want the same thing which is to win football games and hopefully that can stay the same when I come in. Sky Bet Championship football is going to be a lot different to what I am used to. I need to come to terms with it as quick as I can. I am just looking forward to getting down.”

MacLeod admitted that it was a hard decision to leave Rangers, but was looking forward to life with The Bees.

He added: “It was very hard to leave but at the same time these things happen and I just have to look forward now. I am hoping to come in and do well. The team is doing well at the moment so I hope I can come in and add to that. If I can come in and play that would be brilliant but, if not, I need to keep working hard. I will work hard and I am looking forward to it.

“I said at the start of the year that I wanted to bring goals to my game and I have certainly done that. Hopefully coming down I can add more to that. The best thing for the team is competition for places. It drives each and every player on to do better so in that sense it is good for me to come down, work hard and try and get in the team.”


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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