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Fulham midfielder Darren Pratley has snubbed Swansea’s advances to join Brentford on loan until January.

The Welsh club had expected the 20-year-old midfielder to begin a four-month stay at the New Stadium.

But Pratley has opted for a return to Griffin Park where he spent three months last season, making 16 appearances for the League One outfit.

He made his Fulham debut against Wigan in September 2003 but has made just one further outing for the senior team.

Pratley had been a target for Swans manager Kenny Jackett since the close season.

Fulham boss Chris Coleman would have prefered it if Pratley had gone on loan to a Championship team.

But Brentford will be delighted to have the talented youngster’s services for a second time.