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Brentford sign striker Betinho

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The striker has joined the club on loan for the whole season Credit: Brentford FC

Brentford have signed striker Portugal Under-21 international Alberto Coelho from Sporting Clube de Portugal on loan for the 2014/15 season.

The 21-year-old attacker, better known as Betinho, arrived in London this morning to complete the move.

He will be part of the Brentford squad for the 2014/15 Championship campaign.

Brentford winger gets Northern Ireland call-up

Northern Ireland have added Brentford winger Stuart Dallas to the preliminary squad for their opening Euro 2016 qualifier in Hungary. The 23-year-old, who earned his only previous cap against Wales in a much-depleted Carling Nations Cup side three years ago, has been rewarded for a strong start to the season with the Bees. Dallas has scored three times in seven appearances and will be part of a 27-man training group that manager Michael O'Neill will cut to 23 before leaving for Budapest and Sunday's Group F clash.

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Stuart Dallas has been added to the NI squad Credit: Robin Parker/PA Archive/Press Association Images

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Brentford FC's new 20,000 seater stadium gets the go-ahead

Brentford Football Club have announced on social media website Twitter that plans for a new 20,000-seater stadium have been approved by the government.

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BREAKING NEWS: LIONEL ROAD APPROVAL - New stadium project gets final approval from Secretary of State's office http://t.co/f3qMERIgrm

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The plan required confirmation from the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Planning because Hounslow Council granted permission but English Heritage raised objections.

The public body had concerns about the impact of tower blocks and a hotel being built to pay for the stadium.

The club said it was a "once in a generation chance" for a new home.

Jagdish Sharma from Hounslow Council, said: "This is great news for Brentford Football Club and the borough.

"It not only means the Bees will have a top-class stadium, it will help the continuing rejuvenation of Brentford itself."

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Brentford FC hopeful in move bid

Brentford Football Club will put forward their plans to build a new purpose built stadium to Hounslow Council's planning committee tonight.

The football club want to move from their current home Griffin Park, to a new 20,000 capacity stadium on an old brownfield site next to Brentford and Chiswick.

Part of the plans would see a number of residential homes built next to the new stadium.

But opponents to the plans say they will argue that the application has been rushed through without proper public consultation.

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