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Tom Naylor

Defender

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Biography

Date of birth

28/06/1991

Height

181 cm

Signed

01/07/2015

Country

England

A versatile and dependable figure in the Burton Albion squad, Tom has featured predominantly in midfield but is also an accomplished centre back and full back providing Nigel Clough with various options in his squad.

Tom initially joined the Brewers on loan from previous club Derby County in January 2015 as Albion pushed on towards promotion from League Two and was an big influence in the centre of the pitch.

After leaving Derby at the end of his contract Tom penned a two-year deal with Albion and was once again a central figure in the League One promotion season netting some key goals, particularly against Wigan and Gillingham.

Prior to his time at Pride Park Tom was on the books of Mansfield Town where he was converted from a midfielder to a central defender and spells in non-league with Alfreton Town and Belper Town got him noticed by bigger clubs.

It was Derby who stepped in and signed Tom, initially on loan when Nigel Clough was in charge at Pride Park. Tom made several appearances for the Rams first team but played most of his games out on loan with Bradford City, Grimsby Town, Newport County AFC and Cambridge United before settling at Burton.

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