Brentford have confirmed that five players will be leaving when their contracts are up in the summer.

Yoann Barbet, Jack Bonham, Lewis Macleod, Josh McEachran and Moses Odubajo’s deals expire on June 30 and all are expected to depart.

Odubajo had signed a 12-month deal last summer at Griffin Park with the option to extend it a further year, an option the club declined.

“It is always sad when players leave at the end of a season,” Frank told Brentford FC.

“The group has worked exceptionally hard over the past ten-and-a-half months and everyone has contributed to us achieving a fifth consecutive top half finish in the Championship.

“Yoann, Moses, Josh and Lewis have been valuable members of the group this season.

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“The competition for places in midfield is fierce and Lewis and Josh have not had the opportunities they would have wanted in matches.

“But they have been very professional in their work, have helped the group preparing for games and have made a contribution on the pitch when needed.

“Yoann and Moses have played a lot of games for us this year and have made a valuable contribution.

“Their departure will give opportunities to others that we have in the squad, in the B Team and players that we hope to bring in.

“I have enjoyed working with both of them and they have never let us down. I wish all the players leaving us the very best for the rest of their careers.”

Goalkeeper Bonham spent a successful season on loan at Bristol Rovers where he was nominated for the Player of the Year award.

“He is at the stage of his career when he needs to be a first-choice goalkeeper,” Frank continued.

“He will not have that opportunity here next season, but he will always be welcome at Griffin Park and I am sure he will be playing in the league somewhere next season.”


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