Burton Albion have brought in 20 year old Leicester City striker Jacob Blyth on a loan deal until January 12th 2013, subject to official confirmation.
The Foxes signed Blyth from Southern League Premier Division outfit Leamington after he had previously had spells at Bedworth United and Nuneaton Griff. He has gone on to score six goals in eleven games for the Leicester City Development side this season.
Brewers boss Gary Rowett said, ‘Jacob is a big powerful boy and is top scorer for Leicester’s Development Sqaud this season. He’s someone who we’ve watched a few times now and we’ve got really good links with Leicester City.
‘It’s important that we keep our momentum going and that we have all bases covered once the loan transfer window closes. He’s someone who can play in a similar mould to Calvin Zola so it gives us that option up front.
‘He’s a young lad but he’s played football at non-league level and scored goals all the way through. He’ll be hungry and we’re delighted to have him here.’
Blyth will be available for this evening’s match against Aldershot Town subject to confirmation of paperwork and he will wear the number 24 shirt for Burton Albion.