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24 March 2016

Club News


24 March 2016

NIGEL Clough has moved into the loan market to strengthen his squad for the promotion push.

The Brewers have secured the services of Nottingham Forest striker Tyler Walker on a youth loan until the end of the season.

A product of the club’s academy and son of Forest legend Des Walker,  the striker made his professional debut for Nottingham Forest as a substitute for Chris Burke in the 92nd minute of a 2-0 win over Rotherham United on March 18 last year.

The 19-year-old has represented his country, making his debut for England under-20s in September 2015 and scored a brace in a 5-0 win over the Czech Republic.

He is part of the England under 20s squad taking on Canada at Doncaster on Sunday.

Walker has made a total of 15 appearances for his parent club Nottingham Forest this season scoring in a 4-3 loss over Walsall in the Capital One Cup back in August.

The Brewers have also extended the loan of 18-year-old Leicester City midfielder Hamza Choudhury until the end of the season.

Hamza has made five appearances for the Brewers since joining on loan in February. He has also started Burton’s last two games – a 2-1 win against Fleetwood and a 4-0 win over Port Vale.

Nigel Clough said: “We wanted to try to bolster the squad. We're very happy with the 18 that we had out there on Saturday but if we do get a knock, especially looking at this weekend with the two games in three days, a bit of insurance won't do any harm.”

Meanwhile Nathan Ferguson has gone out on loan to Dartford.

The young midfield prospect will be aiming to get some game time playing for the Vanarama National League South club.

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