BURTON Albion has completed the signing of forward Beryly Lubala on a short-term deal after the expiration of his contract at Blackpool FC.
The forward signed for the Tangerines in September 2020 after impressing for Crawley Town in League Two.
Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Lubala was raised in Leicester and signed his first professional contract for Birmingham City in 2016. He signed for the Red Devils in 2019 and had a memorable season, scoring 12 goals in 34 appearances.
Such form captured the attention of Blackpool who signed Lubala on a three-year deal in the summer of 2020. He has since spent consecutive seasons out on loan at Northampton and Colchester respectively.
On signing, Lubala said: "It feels great. I'm glad to finally get the move over the line and I'm ready to crack on and get to work.
"I got the call from the manager to come in a couple of weeks ago and since then, things have progressed really quickly.
"I was at the club as a child, before the academy was a centre of excellence and to come back is brilliant. The growth of the club is massive and how family oriented it is. You can see the community is really tight around here and I'm just happy to be a part of it.
Brewers manager Dino Maamria said: "Bez has done really well in training and looks very fit. He's had a difficult time in the last couple of seasons but he's a player that has all the attributes to be a brilliant attribute for us.
"He's got pace. He can play as a number nine or wide of a front three and can score goals and we're delighted to have him."