Brentford midfielder Craig Pead has vowed to give 100 per cent to the club as he bids to regain a place in boss Andy Scott's plans for next season.

The 26-year-old was placed on the transfer list at the end of the season having been told he could leave Griffin Park, but decided against a move to Port Vale in May and trialled at Cheltenham Town earlier this month.

Defender Pead starred in midfield against Ryman League Premier Division promotion hopefuls Staines Town at Wheatsheaf Lane on Tuesday - notching a fine solo effort in a 3-0 win.

Scott has been impressed with Pead's attitude during pre-season thus far, and the former Walsall man admits he is willing to give his all to the cause while he is still a Bee.

"As long as I am at Brentford I'm always going to try and get in the team," he said.

"We will see what happens with regards to my future, but I'll just keep giving 100 per cent and that is all I can do.

"You can either sit on the sidelines and sulk or you can get on with it. Football changes so quickly. You can't afford to sit around waiting. You've just got to get your head down and get on with it."

Former Blackburn Rovers and West Ham United centre-back Ian Pearce made an unexpected appearance for the club this week as Scott steps up his bid to find a replacement for departed skipper Matt Heywood.

The 34-year-old, who is without a club after his contract at Fulham expired in June, played an hour against the Swans and was substituted soon after trialist Michael Antonio and Pead had given their side a 2-0 lead.

Former Millwall defender Mark Philips also caught the eye against Staines as Alan Connell slotted the third with the last kick of the game.

Despite the scoreline, it left Scott admitting he is considering his defensive options with youngsters Karleigh Osborne and Leigh Mills the only specialist centre-backs currently on his books.

"As an experience centre-half, Ian talks and reads the game very well. You don't play 16 years in the Premiership without being a good player," he added, "We haven't spoken about money, we've just offered him the chance to train with us and see if it works out.

"Mark did very well for his first 45 minutes in a year. He was injured last year, but has good pedigree and knows he needs to get his career back on track."