Brentford striker Ivan Toney netted another goal in a closed-door friendly as he moves nearer to his comeback.
Toney remains sidelined serving an eight-month ban from football due to breaching the Football Association’s betting regulations.
The striker hasn’t seen action in first-team football since May but resumed training in September, gearing up for his highly anticipated return.
In his initial unofficial outing with Brentford, he scored a stunning goal during their B team’s friendly match against Como.
Saturday marked his third game back in training, and once more, he showcased his scoring prowess by finding the net.
Brentford report that he scored a penalty and assisted Neal Maupay in a behind-closed-doors friendly defeat against Watford.
Also featuring in the match was Romeo Beckham, the son of England and Manchester United legend David Beckham.
The 21-year-old initially joined Brentford B on loan from Inter Miami in January before signing a permanent deal in June.
He appeared off the bench in the second half on Saturday and is said to have proved dangerous on crosses despite their defeat.
This weekend, Brentford will face Arsenal in a competitive match at home. However, Toney will have to wait a bit more for his complete return to the team.
He is due to return on January 17 and despite his absence, clubs have been showing interest in a move when the transfer window opens.
However, according to report the Bees are hopeful Toney will sign a new contract at the club.
Arsenal and Chelsea have eyed a move amid the expiration of his current deal in June 2025, but Brentford are adamant they won’t sell.
Toney scored 21 goals in 35 appearances for the west London side last season, with all but one of those coming in the Premier League.