A regular under Dean Smith at Brentford early on in the season, Yoann Barbet has seen his time on the pitch reduced drastically since Thomas Frank took over full-time.
Despite starting the first three games under the new manager, Barbet was swiftly sent to the bench following three consecutive losses, starting just two games since October 27th.
With the Bees currently 18th and their form still in a downward spiral, it remains to see what the future holds for the 25-year-old, who recently admitted he wasn’t thrilled about the idea of joining Brentford back in 2015.
Speaking to beIN Sport, relayed by FormationGirondins, he said: “My first choice was to not go there, but I always told myself that you aren’t the one that goes to England but it’s more England that comes to you, so I took the gamble. I’ve been here four years and I don’t regret my choice one bit.
“My story is a bit that of the young kid who’s living his dream, who was lucky to sign a professional contract and now earns a living through his passion. My objective is to go even higher. I hope to play at the highest level in my career. I’m on the right track, I’ll continue to work everyday and I hope it’ll happen as quickly as possible”.
Obviously, he’ll need to regain his spot in Thomas Frank’s plans first, as well as help Brentford get out of their poor form, as the Championship side are flirting dangerously with the relegation zone these days.
Since joining in 2015, the defender has appeared 101 times for the Bees, scored seven goals (one of which came this season in a 2-2 draw against Reading) and provided four assists.