He provides a real platform in front if the back four. "The Christian Eriksen arrival in the second half of last season, everyone waxed lyrical and asked if they could keep him. When he left, was there going to be a hole? Mathias Jensen has benefited - his first season in the Premier League was fact finding. вЂњWho is going to step forward? We still keep hoping it will be Bryan Mbeumo.
The former Tottenham, Fulham and Leeds midfielder made multiple club switches over his 20-year career and suggested it was important to think everything through. "If you're not sure, then it's only four months until the summer, " he told BBC Sport. "You can train hard, work hard and then have a more balanced view.
This time around, the deal to bring in Kevin Schade was struck as the window opened and Thomas Frank seemed satisfied at the time that it would probably be enough. As in previous years, Frank and his staff have focused on who is already in the building and on taking the opportunity to get coaching time at the training ground. Of course, there has been a departure and one that again didnвЂ™t raise eyebrows but did provoke a stretch for the tissues. Sergi Canos first popped up in TW8 back in 2015 and immediately won the hearts of many fans with his style and personality. His return to the club after a brief spell at Norwich was welcomed warmly. Canos turns 26 on Wednesday and has been frustrated at his lack of chances this year, making just five Premier League appearances and all off the bench, so his searching for new pastures was expected.
"Bottom club Southampton will be "more consistent and difficult to beat" under Nathan Jones, said Frank. "You canвЂ™t take anything for granted in the Premier League - the top seven are different beasts but the rest are very even when we play each other. We really need to perform well if we want to get three points. "Centre-back Pontus Jansson and midfielder Frank Onyeka are closing in on a return to first-team action after hamstring injuries, while Shandon Baptiste is back in full training before the visit of the Saints on Saturday.
Injury-hit defender Charlie Goode joined Blackpool on loan to get game time, while Mads Bech Sorensen, Paris Maghoma and Tariqe Fosu returned from old loan deals to start new ones. For analysis on all 20 Premier League clubs, read the full piece herePhil Parry, BBC Radio LondonItвЂ™s no surprise that the last-minute scramble that is footballвЂ™s equivalent of the вЂњBlack FridayвЂќ sales saw no major action at Brentford. The Bees do not make a habit of large-scale recruitment during the mid-season.
In fact, 2020 is the last time that January saw multiple deals - and that was the only time in six years that it has happened. The recruitment department is a well-oiled machine, doing its business on its own timetable. Of course, last year saw the exciting arrival of Christian Eriksen in an arrangement that was always going to be a win/win situation. The now-Manchester United manвЂ™s arrival was a boost both on and off the pitch.
I love his enthusiasm, his energy; heвЂ™s got great skill and gets himself into brilliant positions - he just needs to finish more chances. вЂќFormer Premier League defender Steve Brown added: вЂњMbuemo is one of those guys where if he doesnвЂ™t finish more, he does a lot of donkey work that others donвЂ™t want to do. вЂќListen to The Far Post on BBC SoundsImage source, Getty ImagesThat's it. It's 23:00 GMT, which means the January transfer window has officially closed for Premier League clubs. Catch up with every done deal in the Premier League here Image source, Getty ImagesIt's now or never. Are there any late deals to be done for Premier League clubs? They have just 60 minutes before the transfer window shuts! Follow the closing stages of deadline day on our live page hereAnd you can track every transfer from across the Premier League hereMichael Brown says any player who is uncertain about whether to make a January move should not rush into it.
You may even get more interest then as well. "Deadline day is always a tricky time for footballers forced to make big decisions about their future and Brown revealed he had given out plenty of advice to younger team-mates. "I remember advising a younger player to leave and join Newcastle, " he said. "He didn't want to go because they were in the Championship but I said they'd probably get promoted and end up in the Premier League anyway. "In the end, he left for Newcastle, they went up and then he was a Premier League player again.
He will of course forever have his spot in Brentford's history as the clubвЂ™s first Premier League scorer, a legacy that will never diminish. Image source, Getty ImagesFollowing their 3-0 win over them in May, Brentford are looking to secure back-to-back league victory against Southampton for the first time since March 1959. Saints have won two of their past three league games against Brentford, as many as they had in their previous 13 against them (between 1955 and 2010). The home side won both league meetings last season, with Southampton winning 4-1 at St MaryвЂ™s in January, before the BeesвЂ™ 3-0 win in May. Southampton manager Nathan Jones has taken just one point from his four previous league games against Brentford across spells with Luton Town and Stoke City, with his sides netting just one goal.