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1 September 2022

Club News


1 September 2022

WALES Under 21 midfielder Elliot Thorpe has joined Burton Albion from Luton on a season-long loan.

The highly-rated 21-year-old came through the youth ranks at Premier League Tottenham before signing for Championship Luton in September 2021.

He made his debut in the Hatters 3-0 FA Cup win over Cambridge United.

Brewers manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink said: “He’s a midfielder who can also play right wing back, several positions. He’s a great prospect with a great future ahead of him. Hopefully, we can make him better and he will be a great asset for us.

“He’s hard working, he has pace, gets stuck in but also brings quality with his crosses.

“He’s got some good qualities and we are really looking forward to working with him.

Thorpe said: “I’m delighted to join. As soon as I knew about the interest I was won over straight away, and I was desperate to get it done. It’s a good club, a very good manager.

“I know one or two of the boys and Terry Taylor very well. I have played with Terry for Wales Under 21s. He’s a good guy and he told me all about Burton.

“I’m a fast direct player. I love to attack, take people on and get crosses in the box. I enjoy creating chances and scoring goals as well.

“Getting some minutes is big for me this year but I also want to help and make an impact on the team. I have seen the squad and I know it’s more than good enough to move up the table.”

PICTURE: David Horn/Prime Media Images

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