Ben Nugent: Brentford sign Cardiff City defender on loan

Brentford have signed Cardiff City defender Ben Nugent on loan.

The 20-year-old, who made 14 appearances for the Bluebirds' first team last season, will remain with the Bees until 5 January.

"We have been looking for an extra defender to meet the needs required in our squad," Brentford manager Uwe Rosler told the club website. 

"Ben fulfils our requirements. He is a physical player who has presence on the pitch and relishes defending."

He added: "Ben is also not afraid to receive the ball and pass it.

"He has enormous potential and is very highly regarded by [Cardiff boss] Malky Mackay.

"I would like to thank Cardiff for allowing Ben to come to us. They trust us with him and trust us to give him the playing time to aid his development on the training ground and the first team pitch.

"This deal is win-win for everyone. Our squad is now complete and the group now is what we will have to go in to the season."