COLIN Daniel has joined the Brewers from Peterborough on an 18-month deal.
The 30-year-old is a left-sided defender who has also been used as a midfielder or winger.
The experienced player counts Macclesfield, Mansfield, Port Vale and Blackpool among his previous clubs.
He joined Peterborough in May last year and has played more than 20 times for The Posh this season but missed out when they visited the Pirelli Stadium in October through suspension.
Brewers manager Nigel Clough said: “He’s a good experienced player who we have always liked and who has always done well when he’s played against us. He was keen to come, and we feel he’s just what we need down that left-hand side.
“His versatility is part of the attraction, and he has played up front as well.
“Reece Hutchinson has done very well at left back but it’s highly unlikely that an 18-year old will play 40 games in his first season so it gives us an option to give him a breather as well.
“We are looking to finish well this season but looking ahead to next season we also see Colin as part of this nucleus we are trying to put together.”
Daniel said: “As soon as I knew there was interest from Burton Albion, I hoped it would get over the line and now it has I’m ready to train tomorrow.
“I have played all over the park during my career, but mainly left side, left wing and over the last couple of years at left back. I believe I can help the team with my energy going forward, getting crosses in the box and creating goals.
“I watched the game here when Peterborough played Burton and although we managed to get the result you passed us off the park so I can see the team can play very well.
“The league is very tight so I hope we can get a good run going and kick on from here.”
He will take squad number 26.