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KIERAN WALLACE SIGNS NEW ONE-YEAR CONTRACT

22 June 2021

BURTON Albion are delighted to confirm that Kieran Wallace has signed a new one-year contract at the club, taking him into a fourth season with the Brewers.

The versatile 26-year-old has made 78 appearances for the Brewers since initially signing on a short-term deal in October 2018, scoring twice in the league in that time.

Kieran came up through the youth ranks at Nottingham Forest and joined Ilkeston after leaving the City Ground, before being snapped up by Nigel Clough at Sheffield United and spending nearly four years with the Blades, with loan spells at Lincoln City and Fleetwood Town.

Wallace joined Matlock Town in the summer of 2018 after leaving United, before reuniting with Clough at the Pirelli Stadium on that initial short-term deal.

Wallace suffered a season-ending ACL injury in our 2-1 win over Charlton Athletic in February and is currently rehabbing with club physio Nick Fenton.

And Kieran is keen to get back to full fitness as quickly as possible to help the Brewers again next term.

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"I'm really happy - last season was frustrating for me, and not just with the injury, it was disrupted a few times," Wallace told iFollow Brewers.

"But that's out of the way and I've just got to concentrate on getting back fit and have a better season.

"I'm three months post-op now, and that's when you can start running again. I went out for a light jog on Monday for the first time and throughout pre-season I'll be running in straight lines, with ball work.

"I've got a long way to go but this week has been the first step - I've been in the gym for the last 10-11 weeks and it's nice to be a bit back to normal.

"That was the biggest worry for me, being out of contract, when I got my injury. It's nice to have the security and that's not something I've always had in my career."

Manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink said: “Kieran got a really unfortunate injury at Charlton and had been doing really well.

“We know what a versatile option he is for the squad and he will always give his all in every game.

“When he got the injury it was important for him to have that security heading into the summer and we look forward to welcoming him back to training when he is ready.”


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