BURTON Albion have signed youngster Owen Gallacher on a short-term contract.
The Newcastle-born 21-year-old, who can play at left-back or on either wing, has been on trial with the Brewers since the start of pre-season and has done enough to impress manager Jake Buxton and earn himself a deal.
Gallacher came through the academy at Newcastle United, before switching to Nottingham Forest in 2018 where he spent two seasons in the under-23s set-up with the Reds. He also had a loan spell at Harrogate Town in the Vanarama National League last season.
Buxton says that, following his successful trial, it is now that the real hard work starts for the youngster.
He said: “Owen’s attitude, quality and work rate have all been second-to-none during his time on trial with us.
“He’s made the most of his opportunity to get a contract and warranted becoming part of the first team squad.
“He’s versatile, can play in numerous positions and he knows that hard work starts now in order to earn himself a shirt.”
On joining the Brewers, Gallacher said: “I’m delighted to be joining the club and want to repay the manager for the faith that he’s shown in me.
“I’m going to continue to work hard and do everything I can to get myself in the squad.
“The manager has spoken to me about how many games there are this season and that there will be chances, so it’s up to me to show that I’m worthy of keeping my spot when I get my chance.”