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NORWAY INTERNATIONAL DELIGHTED WITH BREWERS WELCOME

17 January 2018

NEW signing Martin Samuelsen says he has received a warm welcome from his new team mates and can’t wait to get out on the pitch for Burton Albion.

The Norway international has been brought in from West Ham until the end of the season with Nigel Clough looking to boost his options in the attacking third.

Samuelsen, who trained with the Brewers for the first time today, said: “All the players seem to be really nice and I know some of them from before, so it has all been good so far.

“Integration is a huge thing as you need to get on with your teammates in order to play well for them. Off the pitch is as important as on the pitch.”

Samuelsen has been in England since he was 14 and started with Manchester City before moving to West Ham.

He says: “My name might not be English, but my playing style is. I have learnt a lot from the English game.”

Samuelsen has also been capped as a full Norway international and has scored for his country.

He said: “I have played for all the teams from under 15s to under 21s and got to play for the senior international team last year. It was three friendlies and one World Cup qualifier where I scored. That was part of my dream, not my ultimate goal, but whatever happens now I have scored for my country.”

Samuelsen watched the Brewers on Saturday at home to QPR.

He said: “The manager asked me if I thought I could come and play in this team and I saw the game and thought this was something I could do. It’s an honest bunch of lads and I want to be part of that.”

 


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