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MICHAEL BOSTWICK JOINS BURTON ALBION

5 August 2020

MICHAEL Bostwick is second player to join the Brewers this week from Lincoln City.

The 32-year-old follows Neal Eardley to the Pirelli Stadium, after agreeing to join the Brewers on a one-year deal.

Bostwick, who can operate in the centre of defence or in midfield, arrived at Sincil Bank in 2017 following the Imps promotion back to the Football League.  

He won the Checkatrade Trophy final at Wembley during his first season at the club and went on to win promotion to League One in his second season. ‘Bozzy’ also picked up both the Lincoln City home and away Player of the Season awards, as well as being selected in the EFL League Two team of the season, during his second year.

Having started his career as a youngster at Millwall, Bostwick picked up experience out on loan with two spells at Crawley Town. After leaving Milwall, he picked up non-league experience after signing for Rushden & Diamonds, before moving on to Ebbsfleet United in the Conference.

Bostwick gained regular league football when he moved to Stevenage. He was part of Graham Westley’s side that earned back-to-back promotions from the Conference to League One, making 183 appearances.

His standout form earned him a move to newly promoted Championship side Peterborough. Despite their relegation, Bostwick spent five seasons at the Posh and won the 2016/17 League One Player of the Year prior to departure his departure for Lincoln.

Manager Jake Buxton is delighted to have fought off competition from other clubs to sign Bostwick. He said: “We’re thrilled to be able to bring in someone of Bozzy’s character and experience.

“His amount of Football League appearances speaks for themselves and I’d once again like to thank the chairman (Ben Robinson) in supporting me to get this move over the line.”

Bostwick’s wholehearted, fully committed style of play has caught the eye of Buxton. The Brewers manager said: “He’s another versatile player who we’ve brought in and he can cover a number of central positions. He’ll mainly feature at centre back or in a holding midfield role.

“He’s very dominant in both boxes and is aerially very physical. He’ll add plenty of steel to the squad and we can’t wait to see him playing in a Burton Albion shirt.”

Bostwick explained how his move to the Brewers came about and how he’s looking forward to getting started. He said: “I spoke to Beardo (Chris Beardsley) who I played with a few years ago at Stevenage after the season had ended. I came and met the gaffer (Jake Buxton) and it all just seemed right.

“I’ve spoken to him about the plans for the future and it all seems perfect – it’s a great club.

“Burton Albion have had a lot of success over the years and it probably has gone a little bit unnoticed to some people. The fans have always been good and got behind the team when I have come here.

“It’s a lovely stadium, lovely place and I can’t wait to get started!

“I’ll give everything while I’m out there, I’ll give one hundred percent and that’s all I can do every game.”


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