JOHN Mousinho has left Burton Albion and has signed for Oxford United.
The club captain arrived at the Pirelli Stadium in 2014 and helped the Brewers secure back-to-back promotions, moving from League Two to the Championship.
Mousinho has been an influential figure on and off the pitch but with Nigel Clough having options at centre half, the player has decided to seek regular football at Oxford and his Burton Albion contract was terminated by mutual agreement.
The Brewers boss said: “We said to John that if he had the opportunity to get a longer contract with a club which was also further south and that was the best thing for him then we wouldn’t stand in his way. He has been a magnificent player for the club. It will be sad to lose him.
“We have Jake Buxton, Ben Turner, Kyle McFadzean, Tom Naylor and a lot of options at centre half so it was a geographical thing and regular football for John.
“He’s been a brilliant captain and we will miss that off the pitch as much as on it – and that’s a tribute to the man he is.”