BURTON Albion have completed the signing of midfielder Charlie Lakin from Birmingham City on a permanent deal.
The Brewers have signed the 22-year-old on a three-year deal from the Blues, where he has been from the age of nine.
Lakin spent the second half of last season playing for Ross County in the Scottish Premiership - scoring three times in 14 appearances as the Staggies avoided relegation from the top-flight.
Born in Solihull, Lakin began his youth career at Walsall before joining Birmingham in 2008, going on to play 16 times for the Blues' senior side.
"It's been going for a few weeks now so I'm really happy to get it over the line and done," said Lakin.
"I've had brief conversations with the manager and Dino, and they were keen to get me here. I'm looking forward to working with them.
"I'm a central midfielder, left-footed, box to box, I look to create and score goals but I've also got the nitty-gritty side to me, which I'm sure the fans will see!"
"We're really pleased to get Charlie in - he's a midfielder of really good calibre and he's been building a lot of experience," said manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.
"His agent has been really helpful in getting the deal done and we're looking forward to working with him from Thursday."
Welcome to Burton Albion, Charlie!