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Brentford Announce Official Club Ambassadors for US Tour

The trio, who made a combined 475 league appearances for the west Londoners, will play a pivotal role in promoting the club and fostering a sense of community among fans across the United States.

Gayle started his career at Brentford in 1988, where he scored 27 goals in 194 appearances for the club before joining Wimbledon in 1994.

The forward played a key role in Brentford’s promotion to the First Division in the 1991/92 season, which saw him inducted into the Brentford Hall of Fame in 2015.

He returned to the club in 2005, making 37 appearances, before his contract with the Bees ended a year later.

Excited about the upcoming tour, Gayle said: “I am so excited and absolutely delighted to work alongside Gary Blissett and Paul Buckle, who I have known from the age of 16, as ambassadors.

“We have great stories to share about the club from when we first joined, to where the club is now.”

Blissett played for Brentford from 1987 to 1993, appearing in more than 200 matches and scoring over 100 goals. 

He was a vital part of the club’s Third Division title-winning side and, along with Gayle, is in the Bees Hall of Fame.

Blissett said: “I am very excited to once again have this connection with the club I played with for six fantastic years.

“After taking part in the recent Premier League Fan Fest in Orlando on behalf of the Bees, it gave me that buzz to want to do more.

“To be asked by Brentford to play an ambassadorial role for this tour makes me feel proud to be part of this club once again.”

Buckle began his career as an apprentice at Brentford, turning professional in July 1989. He played 57 league games for the Bees across a six-year spell, scoring once.

The midfielder also played a key role in the club’s Third Division title-winning campaign in 1992.

Buckle stated: “Having started my career as a teenager at Brentford and gone on to play for the club for six years, Brentford has always been close to my heart.

“Then, when my family and I moved to the US 10 years ago, I never thought I’d be able to see us stateside. But following our promotion to the Premier League, that of course became a wonderful reality.

“To be an official club ambassador for the Premier League Summer Series is something which makes me feel incredibly proud. It’s a real privilege to wear the red and white on this side of the Atlantic.

“And the icing on the cake is, of course, that my wife Rebecca Lowe will be presenting all the games for NBC, and our seven-year-old Teddy will be a mascot at the game against Aston Villa!”

Fan engagement is a vital aspect of the trio’s ambassadorial duties, and Blissett, Buckle and Gayle will actively interact with supporters, attending fan events, meet-and-greets and fan zone activities.

In and around our Summer Series games, the ambassadors will provide support in various matchday operations, and will be involved in pre-match activities, half-time promotions and post-match engagements.

Source: Brentford Football Club