Brentford boss Frank delighted to sign Goode from Cobblers

Bees chief impressed by Town's skipper during promotion-winning campaign

Wednesday, 19th August 2020, 11:14 am
Thomas Frank.

Brentford head coach Thomas Frank says he's delighted to have secured the services of Cobblers defender Charlie Goode on a four-year contract.

The 25-year-old centre-back has joined the Bees for an initial seven-figure fee, rising up to £1.5million including various add-ons.

Goode was imperious for the Cobblers during 2019/20 and his performances caught the eye of numerous clubs in the Championship, with play-off finalists Brentford winning the race.

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"I’d like to welcome Charlie to the club," said Frank. "Charlie is a player I really like; he is an aggressive defender and a big aerial threat in both boxes, which is a big thing for us.

"He has good quality on the ball which we feel we can develop further within our style of play. The pathway through the non-league and lower leagues develops you hugely as a person and builds your character in ways that I really like.

"I feel Charlie can add something to the team in that regard, especially given his leadership qualities. We are sure that he will grow and develop further with us over the coming years and that, in turn, he will help us go forward as a club too.”

Brentford's co-director of football, Phil Giles, added: "There was significant interest in Charlie from other Championship clubs, therefore I'm very pleased we were able to secure his signing.

"Our defence was already strong last year and we feel that Charlie can help us become even stronger, especially given the experience he brings having captained a successful Northampton Town team last season. We wish him well."