New Brentford boss Dijkhuizen praises David Button amid Aston Villa rumours

Griffin Park entrance, Brentford

New Brentford boss Marinus Dijkhuizen appears to be a big fan of goalkeeper David Button.

New Brentford manager Marinus Dijkhuizen has told Sky Sports that he has a 'good goalkeeper' at his disposal in reported Aston Villa target David Button.

Dutchman Dijkhuizen arrived last week from Eredivisie side Excelsior, with the 43-year-old earning plaudits in the Netherlands having kept Excelsior in the top flight.

Dijkhuizen certainly has a lot to live up to after the great success of his predecessor Mark Warburton at Griffin Park, but will be confident of adjusting to life in the Football League - which will be made somewhat easier by the strength of his squad.

Brentford reached the play-offs in the Championship this past season, and possess some superb players such as goalkeeper Button.

The former Tottenham youngster was a mainstay of the Brentford side last season, with the 26-year-old continuing to impress in West London - even attracting some interest ahead of the summer transfer window.

Recent reports from The Telegraph have suggested that Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood wanted to reunite with Button having worked with him at Tottenham - but Dijkhuizen isn't looking to move on any of his key players.

Speaking to Sky Sports after being asked whether striker Andre Gray could leave, Dijkhuizen noted that he has some impressive players at his disposal - including Button.

"Yes, I hope we can keep him," Dijkhuizen said of striker Gray. "I have a lot of quality players like James Tarkowski, Gray, Jota and also a good goalkeeper in David Button. We want to get better as a club and, as a team, better as well," he added.

Those comments suggest that Dijkhuizen will fight to keep Button at the club - but if Villa do come calling, it would be hard to stop him from returning to the Premier League.

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