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MICHAEL MANCIENNE SIGNS NEW ONE-YEAR CONTRACT AT BURTON ALBION

19 May 2021

BURTON Albion Football Club is delighted to confirm that Michael Mancienne has signed a new one-year contract at the Pirelli Stadium.

The versatile Mancienne, who can play in defence or midfield, signed a short-term deal with the Brewers in February and went on to make 17 appearances for us in 2021, 14 of which were starts.

Now the 33-year-old has committed his future to the club and will be part of Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s squad for the 2021/22 season.

Mancienne began his career with Chelsea, coming through the youth ranks at Stamford Bridge but making his name with loan spells at QPR and Wolves, before leaving South-West London to join Bundesliga side Hamburg in 2011.

After three years in Germany, Mancienne returned to England with a move to Nottingham Forest, making 124 league appearances for the Reds, before moving across the Atlantic to play for New England Revolution in the MLS.

Now back in England and back with the Brewers, Mancienne says he is delighted to be signed up for next year.

"I'm buzzing, I've really enjoyed my time here and I love the vibe and the family feel (of the club)," said Mancienne. "It's a real honour and a pleasure to be staying on for another year.

"The manager pulled me to one side after training and spoke to me about (staying on), and before he even finished his sentence I said 'a million per cent'. So I'm over the moon!

"I've found working with the manager and staff a breath of fresh air. The boys have been great, made me feel welcome from day one. It's a great group, no bad eggs and everyone gets along really well."

Manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink said: "We’re really happy that Michael has committed to us for next season.

"He came in after a few months without football after playing in America for a few years and he did really well in the games he played for us.

"He’s got that experience you need, he gives us options in defence and midfield and we think he’ll only benefit from a full pre-season with us."


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