It’s late – or rather very early in the morning and it is well past my normal bedtime.
So what’s keeping me up?
It is the prospect of Brentford signing a couple of players later today.
We fans need a fillip after the disappointment of losing Clayton Donaldson earlier in the week and more importantly, we need to sign some forwards given that Will Grigg – rumoured to be leaving himself – is currently the last man standing.
Many names have been bandied about on Twitter and the Griffin Park Grapevine including Callum Wilson and Patrick Bamford but according to social media the likely prospects have now been narrowed down to two.
Namely Moses Odubajo of Orient and Andre Gray of Luton Town.
The rumour mill has gone into overdrive and who knows, the stories may yet prove baseless but if true these two signings really will make the football world stand up and take notice.
A youth team product from Greenwich, Moses took the division by storm last season, scoring a dozen goals and making many more from his berth on the right wing.
He beat players with guile and pace, was brave, worked hard and had a real eye for goal.
His precocious talent, so reminiscent of another Orient favourite from the past, the late lamented Laurie Cunningham, was evident and once Orient lost so cruelly in that torrid penalty shootout at Wembley it was obvious that Moses, who had lit up Wembley with an outrageous volleyed goal in the first half, would be on his way to bigger and better things.
Bigger and better surely than Brentford with many Premiership clubs rumoured to have run the eye over a player valued by his club at well over a million pounds.
What a coup if Brentford are indeed able to secure his services as his pace and mesmerising ability would turbocharge our threat going forward and also make yet another statement about the club’s ambition and determination to at least consolidate its position in the Championship.
For those with a taste for schadenfreude, I can only begin to think how sick Orient fans will feel should they lose their star player to a club they erroneously perceive to be their inferior.
Andre Gray’s signing would also turn heads as he is a pacy, lithe and sinuous striker and clinical finisher who came late onto the scene having blown his early chance at Shrewsbury.
He rehabilitated himself at Hinckley before signing for Luton two years ago where he has averaged one goal in every two games as he proved far too quick and sharp for Conference defenders.
He celebrated his twenty-third birthday yesterday and hopefully he will be receiving another wonderful present later today.
Signings such as these would further enhance the club’s reputation for bringing in emerging young talent who can develop and flourish given the empowering and positive regime and approach at Griffin Park.
Nothing excites supporters more than their club making a new signing, but signings of this calibre would certainly put a smile on our faces and show the football world that Brentford are on the rise both on and off the field.
Let’s just hope that for once the rumours are true.