BURTON Albion have signed Martin Samuelsen on-loan from West Ham until the end of the season.
The 20-year-old Norway international will go straight into Nigel Clough’s squad for the away trip to Fulham on Saturday (kick off 3pm).
The Brewers manager is delighted to have made his first signing of the transfer window and believes that Samuelsen will be a key addition to his squad.
Clough said: “He plays a variety of forward positions. We nearly got him at the start of last season and have kept an eye on him. He had a successful loan spell out at Peterborough in League One. It didn’t quite work out for him on loan at Blackburn, but he has got himself fit after an illness in the summer and he’s raring to go and will bring something a bit different in the forward positions.”
Clough says Samuelsen’s versatility will also be an asset.
“He’s more a midfielder or wide man but he can play up front. He’s 6ft 2 and a skilful player. He’s very comfortable on the ball and his main strength is his creativity. He will go straight into the squad for Saturday. We have brought him in to be involved. He was on the bench last night for West Ham and now he wants to come out and play some football.”
Samuelsen said: “I’m delighted to be here, and I can’t wait to get out playing. I’m an attacking player I like to score and assist goals and do the hard work.
“It will be a really good learning curve to see this side of the game here and do the graft. Every player wants to play and I’m going to do my best when I get the chance and train hard.”