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25 July 2016

NIGEL Clough has added three more names to his Championship squad after agreeing terms with a trio of players who have been training with the Brewers.

Former Burnley winger Lloyd Dyer, 19-year-old prospect Ryan Delaney and ex-Blackburn midfielder Lee Williamson have all put pen to paper to join Albion’s first team squad.

Dyer and Williamson have agreed one-year deals, while Delaney’s contract is for two years with the club having an option for a third.

On Dyer, Clough said: “He’s 33 years old and I think his experience will be vital for us this season.  We are a little bit short in wide areas and Lloyd will provide that outlet especially if we are under the cosh. His pace is also going to be an asset.

“He’s one we have had to wait for. It was important to get him out there against Matlock and get him some game time. Training is not the same, and he will feature against QPR on Tuesday.”

Wlliamson, who is set to join on August 1, also brings plenty of Championship experience with him and has played international football for Jamaica.

Clough said: “'Lee is a vastly experienced midfielder in the Championship and is the second international who's joined us in the last 10 days (following Jackson Irvine) - quite something for Burton Albion.

“Lloyd and Lee may be older players but it’s certainly not a case that they are past it. They are extremely fit lads.”

Meanwhile, Ryan Delaney is a young Irishman who will be playing in England for the first time.

Clough said: “He can play left back or left centre half. He’s only 19 and hasn’t yet played at a decent level but he does a lot of things naturally. He has not been in full-time training which means he’s been blowing a bit in the last 20 minutes of games but we think we can get him up to speed.”

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