BURTON Albion are delighted to confirm the signing of goalkeeper Ben Garratt on a short-term deal until January.
Manager Nigel Clough has moved to add some more experience among our goalkeeping ranks alongside Kieran O'Hara, with Stephen Bywater missing tomorrow's game at Fleetwood Town and both Callum Hawkins and Jack Livesey yet to make their first-team debuts.
Garratt has spent his entire career thus far at Crewe Alexandra, twice winning player of the season in League One campaigns and making 246 appearances in all competitions for the Railwaymen, competing in the third tier and League Two.
Having been at Gresty Road throughout his youth team career and more than six years after signing his first contract as a professional, Garratt left Crewe at the end of last season and spent the summer training with Bury and Blackburn Rovers.
Garratt told iFollow Brewers: "It's all come about quite quickly, but I'm just delighted to be here and I can't wait to get started.
"I've had two full days training with the lads, and they've been brilliant and very welcoming.
"I was fortunate enough to get into Crewe's team in League One, and played half of my games (in my career) in this league. Hopefully I'll be able to help the team with those experiences."
"I'm ready for a new chapter in my career."
Manager Nigel Clough said: “I think it’s ideal for Ben and for us - we’re delighted to get him in.
“We wanted some experienced cover in the goalkeeping department and Ben provides that.
“Stephen Bywater has missed a few games and won’t be with us for Fleetwood, and also with Callum Hawkins' injury and Jack Livesey not having that first-team experience.”
Garratt has received clearance for tomorrow's game and will wear the number 24 shirt during his time with the Brewers.