Romeo Beckham makes second substitute appearance for Brentford B under the watchful eyes of his father David, after Thomas Frank calls for the youngster to be judged in his own right
- Romeo Beckham came off the bench for Brentford B in the Premier League Cup
- The 20-year-old helped his side clinch a 3-2 victory over Aston Villa Under-21s
- Romeo’s father David and sister Harper were pictured among the crowd
- Brentford boss Thomas Frank wants Romeo to be treated as his own player
Romeo Beckham was brought off the bench for his second Brentford B appearance since joining on loan, with his father David again in attendance for the Premier League Cup match against Aston Villa’s Under-21 side.
Beckham had made his debut on Tuesday by making a substitute appearance against semi-professional side Erith and Belvedere in the London Senior Cup.
The 20-year-old was given a further 30 minutes of action in the Premier League Cup, after being introduced with Brentford B leading 2-0.
Romeo Beckham came off the bench for the second time in a week for Brentford’s B team
Beckham came on at the hour mark as Brentford B earned a 3-2 win over Aston Villa Under-21s
David Beckham was pictured in attendance again as Romeo made his second appearance
The hosts ultimately secured a 3-2 victory over Villa after a flurry of three goals in five minutes.
The result confirmed Brentford B as winners of their Premier League Cup group, with the side now set to contest the knock-out stages.
Romeo will continue to feature in Premier League Cup ties and play matches abroad as part of the B-team set-up until the end of the season.
His sister Harper joined their dad David in the crowd for the Premier League Cup match
David Beckham was again pictured among the crowd for the match, along with his daughter Harper.
The pair were seen supporting Romeo at the Laithwaite Community Stadium, the home ground of Woking FC.
Brentford B manager Neil MacFarlane has spoke in praise of Beckham since his arrvial on loan, having previously trained with the Bees ahead of the switch from his dad’s MLS side Inter Miami.
Beckham had started the match among the substitutes being given a second half run out
The 20-year-old has joined Brentford B on loan until the end of the season from Inter Miami
Senior team manager Thomas Frank has also spoken highly of the midfielder, insisting that he was signed ‘for a reason’ and not off the back of his famous dad.
Frank claimed Beckham should be viewed as his own player and be allowed to develop his game.
‘Romeo is a very good player, of course he has a name that is pretty worldwide, and big,’ Frank said.
‘For Romeo he is himself, but he of course has a big name. You can’t compare (father and son).’
Brentford manager Thomas Frank has called for Beckham to be judged as his own player
Frank then drew the comparison between Danish international Michael Laudrup and his son Andreas, who he coached.
‘Maybe Laudrup is also a decent player (similar to David Beckham), I coached his son and it is important to take him as a player – not as a Laudrup but as himself.
‘He is here for a reason, because we think he is a good player, and we are pleased he could make the loan deal.
‘(We are) pleased to see him doing well, pleased to see the performance he had in the last game and when you have players, either permanent or on loan, it is for a reason.
‘It is either for getting the team to perform, or to extend the loan deal and make it a permanent deal, so we just hope that he keeps progressing and makes it very interesting for us.’