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BREWERS SIGN DEFENDER IN RECORD DEAL

12 July 2016

BURTON Albion have signed Kyle McFadzean from MK Dons for a club record fee.

The 29-year-old defender has agreed a three-year deal with the Brewers.

The fee for the player is not being disclosed but is the highest paid by Burton Albion, beating the £20,000 paid for Russell Penn in 2009.

Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough said: “He’s a player we have admired for the last few seasons now. He’s a good, experienced defender who has had a season in the Championship. He’s a good age and has matured as a player. He’s probably at his peak and has hardly missed a game for the last two years.

"We have watched him extensively and we think he was the best centre half in League One and I think he’ll be better this time making the step up thanks to his previous experience in The Championship.

“We think he will be a help for us in the Championship. He leads by example on the pitch. We have to keep clean sheets and defend well. It’s important we keep that good solid, defensive record.”

McFadzean said: “I’m delighted we have got the deal over the line and I’m raring to go now.

“The Gaffer was a big reason for me to come here and Championship football again.  The Gaffer believes in me and I can’t wait to get started. I have had a few weeks light training on my own and I can’t wait to join the lads.

“I want to make sure I’m fully fit and ready to go for that first game of the season.”


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