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31 January 2018

NEW Brewers on-loan signing Jacob Davenport is looking forward to his first taste of Championship football.

The deadline-day signing from Manchester City said: “The EDS (Elite Development Squad) league is not as challenging or competitive as league football and playing against men is what I need now to gain experience. I am up for the challenge and can’t wait to get started.

“This is the right time in my career to take the next step.

“I am always up for a challenge and never one to shy away from anything. Hopefully I can help Burton stay up at the end of the season.”

Davenport hopes he can add something extra to the Brewers squad.

He said: “My main position is holding midfield, but I have played left back a few times, even centre back so I’m quite versatile.

“I have trained with the first team a few times and Pep Guardiola is an unbelievable manager and learning from him can only help and has done this year.”

Davenport follows Martin Samuelsen and Darren Bent in joining the club during this transfer window.

He said: “Darren Bent I have been watching since I was a young kid and Martin I knew when he was at City when he was younger, so it will be good to meet up again. I hope I can join them in adding something to the squad.”

Jacob will join up with his new team-mates for training at St George’s Park on Friday.

He said: “It’s a first-class training facility and I have played there a few times and trained there with England. Having that only helps you and I can’t get wait to get started.”

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