Royals' Hamer returns to Bees
Goalkeeper Ben Hamer has signed a new deal at Reading and made a return loan move to Brentford.
Last Updated: 17/06/08 4:41pm
Young Reading goalkeeper Ben Hamer is returning to Brentford on a season-long loan deal to continue his education.
The news comes as Reading announced the 20-year-old has signed a new one-year contract with the Championship club.
Hamer was loaned to the Bees last term and spent the previous campaign also on loan at Crawley.
But Reading are happy for him to return to Brentford to get more competitive league games as he matures.
Nick Hammond, Reading's director of football, told the club's official website: "Goalkeepers need to be given time to fulfil their potential, and this loan will give Ben an opportunity to get more league games under his belt at a young age.
"He had a good loan period last season and we are confident he can continue to progress - we know Brentford well, they are local to us so it's easy to monitor Ben closely, and the deal suits all three parties."
Bees manager Andy Scott added: "I'm delighted to have signed Ben on a season-long loan deal and he comes in as my No.1 for this season.
"He deserves the opportunity based on what I saw of him last season and he will be mentally and physically tougher as a result. He made a few mistakes last season but you can expect that from an inexperienced keeper and he will learn from that.
"Ben will be dedicated to carry on learning and we can help with this. It's an advantage that we already know him and that he knows us."