Date of birth
LUCAS Akins now enters his eighth season with Burton Albion having become a fan favourite and winning back-to-back supporters' and players' Player of the Year awards in 2018 and 2019.
Lucas’s work-rate and knack of grabbing vital goals made him a key part of Albion’s rise through the divisions from League Two to the Championship and a mainstay of the team.
Originally on the books of hometown club Huddersfield Town, Akins made his way through the ranks to make his Terriers debut in August 2007, before dropping into non-league on loan with Northwich Victoria.
After leaving Huddersfield, spells with Partick Thistle and Hamilton Academical in Scotland eventually led to a move back into English professional football with Tranmere Rovers.
Numerous eye-catching performances at Prenton Park persuaded Stevenage to pay a sizeable fee to boost their attacking line-up and they were rewarded with 10 goals in 49 games, as Akins finished top scorer at Broadhall Way.
Former Brewers boss Gary Rowett made Lucas a key target in the summer of 2014 as he looked to win promotion from League Two, and Lucas led the scoring charts as Albion won successive promotions - with several key goals that will live long in the memory of Brewers fans.