Championship strugglers Burton Albion have signed versatile forward Luke Varney from Ipswich Town on an 18-month deal.

Varney joins the Brewers after the Suffolk club agreed to cancel the remainder of his contract, and could feature in Burton’s Emirates FA Cup third round fixture at Watford this weekend.

The move was confirmed by the club earlier this afternoon, and manager Nigel Clough has told BBC Radio Derby how Varney’s experience will prove to be useful at the Pirelli Stadium.

“He’s a good, experienced Championship player. He’s had a couple of knocks and injuries and things, but I don’t think he’s got anything to prove in the Championship.”

The 34-year-old forward previously had spells at Blackburn Rovers and Leeds United in the Championship before joining the Tractor Boys in 2015.

During his time in East Anglia he scored five times in 42 appearances, most recently in a 3-0 win over Queens Park Rangers in November.

His new team currently hover one place above the relegation zone, and boss Clough will be looking to add some much-needed quality to his ranks this month as Burton look to cement a place in the second-tier for next season.

Clough, who has also managed Derby County and Sheffield United, is already off the mark in this transfer window having signed forward Marvin Sordell from League One side Coventry City on Sunday.

The Brewers travel to Vicarage Road on Saturday in the Emirates FA Cup, looking to cause an upset and overthrow Premier League opposition for the first time in their history.

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