The 21-year-old replaces the outgoing Harrison Male and will sign terms following the expiration of his contact with Brentford.

Back in 2019, aged just 17, Rees found himself on a work experience loan with the Rebels following an injury to Brighton & Hove Albion teammate Carl Rushworth, who was also on loan from the Seagulls.

“He’s a young goalkeeper with great potential”Adam Hinshelwood

He made his debut in the opening day defeat away at Folkestone Invicta and went on to make 15 appearances before his loan in ended in October 2019 following Rushworth’s recovery.

Roco Rees saves a penalty against Leatherhead in September 2019

He signed his first professional contract with the Albion the following summer and returned to Woodside Road for a second loan spell in September 2020, however his time and the entire season would be cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic.

He was let go by Brighton in the summer of 2021 before earning a move to Brentford after a trial and has spent the last two years as part of the Bees B team setup.

Reds boss Adam Hinshelwood has taken his time to replace Male but is excited to be working with another young ‘keeper full of potential.

“Roco arrives in similar circumstances to Harrison two years ago”. “He’s a young goalkeeper with great potential”.

“He’s a local lad who enjoyed an excellent loan spell with us previously – I’m really excited to see how he develops under Keelo’s guidance”.

“He comes to us with lots of professional, full time experience but now is the time he needs to play regular senior football to continue his development”.