BURTON Albion have signed David Templeton on a two-year deal – the second new signing of the day for the Brewers.
The 29-year-old winger was last season on the books of Scottish Premiership side Hamilton Academical and has previously played for Rangers and Hearts.
Templeton was out of contract at Hamilton and was offered the chance to join the Brewers and make his mark in English football.
Brewers manager Nigel Clough said: “He’s had a rough time with injuries the last couple of years but hopefully he’s now fully fit and looking to get some games under his belt.
“We need creativity and a spark at times and he’ll provide those for us. He’s still got a good few years left in him and we are hoping that he will provide that little bit of something different for us. He can play wide or can play inside as well.
“He’s a player we have admired, and we have watched a lot of games in Scotland over the last 5-10 years and he has always impressed us.
“Hopefully the track record of bringing players down from north of the border helps and he wants to prove a point with us. He knows Scott Fraser and they will help each other settle in but it was very important that he wanted to come and play in England.”
Templeton said: “I have always wanted to come down south and test myself down here and I think the club is perfect for me. The way the gaffer wants to play football will suit the way I play.
“I didn’t want to go my whole career in Scotland without trying it in England and hopefully I can help the club go back up to the Championship and have a crack there as well.”