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DARIUS CHARLES IS LOOKING FORWARD TO PLAYING WITH FORMER TEAM MATES

20 June 2015

Charles' first interview with the Brewers.

DARIUS Charles is looking forward to being reunited with former Stevenage team mates John Mousinho, Lucas Akins and Phil Edwards after agreeing a move to the Pirelli Stadium.

The Brewers third new signing of the close season has agreed a one -year deal and is looking forward to getting back into League One, where he played most of his games in five seasons at Broadhall Way.

The central defender was instrumental in helping Stevenage achieve promotion to League One in the 2011 play-off final.

“It was my assist that created the only goal of the game,” he says.

That pass set up Albion skipper John Mousinho for the goal.

“It was a great moment for us,” Charles added.

“I’m looking forward to playing with John, Lucas and Phil – they are all great guys. Knowing players at Burton will help make my transition into the squad more comfortable.”

The 27-year-old’s favoured position is centre back but the former Brentford trainee has been called upon to fill in at left back, in midfield and as a striker during his career.

“When I met the manager he told me what he expected from me and asked me what my ambitions were and where I like to play. Primarily I am a centre half but sometimes you have to do a job for the team and if that means playing left back, left wing or upfront you do the job you are asked to do.”

Charles knows what it takes to make an impact on League One and feels Burton have the capability of doing well in the division.

He says: “Anyone can be competitive in any league if they have the right group of players with the right work ethic, that’s what it boils down to really.

“The people you are working with is what really matters.

“After speaking to Jimmy and David Oldfield they were brutally honest with me in telling me my faults, what I can do and can’t do and how I can improve as a player.”

Charles joins Callum Reilly and Calum Butcher, captured from Birmingham City and Dundee United respectively, as Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink builds his squad for Albion's debut season in League One.

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