Scots striker Aaron Pressley believes he’s benefiting from a loan move away from English Premier League side Brentford at League One AFC Wimbledon.

Pressley – who’s capped at youth level by Scotland and represented Hearts as a youngster – is spending the season at AFC Wimbledon as Brentford look to give the young striker experience. He left Aston Villa for Brentford in 2020 and has been marked as one of the club’s brightest prospects.


Pressley has left Brentford for the season. (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)

The 19-year-old will face the biggest challenge of his career this week when the League One side face Arsenal in the Carabao Cup, looking to cause shock against Premier League opposition. Scotland’s youth striker believes it was the right time to leave Brentford on loan. There’s a plan for his long-term future too.

He said (SM): “Brentford has a plan for each player, so I’ve not just been chucked out to Wimbledon to see how it goes. Now it’s down to me and hopefully, if I do well, I come back to be involved in the Premier League squad.

“I was at Aston Villa as a kid, they were great for me but I felt I didn’t have a future there in terms of a pathway. Working with Neil has taken my game and belief to a different level.”

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