Date of birth
LUKE Varney returned to Burton Albion in a player/fitness coach role in the summer of 2020, for his second spell at the Pirelli Stadium.
Beginning his career at non-league Quorn, Varney was snapped up by Crewe Alexandra in 2003 and after four productive years in Cheshire, moved to Charlton Athletic in 2007.
Former Brewers boss Nigel Clough would bring Varney to Derby County two years later, before three separate loan spells at Sheffield Wednesday and a memorable season in the Premier League with Blackpool, including scoring in a win at Anfield against Liverpool, followed.
On leaving Derby, Varney had spells at Portsmouth, Leeds, Blackburn and Ipswich before joining the Brewers half-way through our first Championship season, and scoring the goal against Barnsley that secured survival for the 2016/17 season.
Moving to Cheltenham Town in League Two in 2018, Varney would net 21 goals in 56 league games over two seasons before moving back to Albion in the summer of 2020.