Brentford Chief Executive Jon Varney stated the club is still looking forward to saying farewell to Griffin Park in the coming months despite the coronavirus pandemic disruption. 

 

The Bees were experiencing their final season at Griffin Park before they move on to their new Brentford Community Stadium next season but as a result of the postponements, the scheduled farewell party against Barnsley on May 2 is now in doubt. 

 

“All Bees fans want to watch our matches and get behind our team but that has to take a back seat at times like this,” Varney told the club’s official website. 

 

“All here support this was the right decision as everyone is focused on maintaining the health of everyone in the country and beyond. 

 

“The steps we have taken recently have helped us stop the spread, but a full shutdown seemed the only option at this stage.

 

“It is devastating that, at a time we should be looking forward to an exciting run-in, we are dealing with a global health issue but we, as a club, are not alone. 

 

“Postponements for any reason are disappointing but we will be ready to host games when the league resumes and are still looking forward to saying Farewell Griffin Park in the coming months. 

 

Varney confirmed that despite the postponements the club is still functioning away from the pitch and called for fans to stay safe. 

 

He added: “The Club will, in most other areas, be continuing as normal. We have stopped selling tickets for the game at Reading until we know when it will be played and there may be changes to our season ticket migration process that we will update supporters on in the coming days. 

 

“Please, take all precautions to stay healthy and we hope to see you soon.”

 

Brentford boss Thomas Frank, on the other hand, wanted to reassure the fans that despite the layoff, the squad will be ready to pick up where they left off when football resumes. 

 

He said: “The players always appreciate the following we get away from home and I know it would have been great at these two games. 

 

“It gives us a great boost to see Brentford fans when we come out at away grounds. We look forward to seeing them at our next game, whenever that will be.

 

“The players and staff will be ready whenever we resume, we have nine very important games to come and dreams we want to achieve.”