Burton Albion have today announced the capture of Rochdale midfielder Matty Lund on a two-year deal as revealed by the club website.

26-year-old Lund is burton boss Nigel Clough’s first signing ahead of the new Sky Bet Championship season. It will be Burton’s second successive season at this level after maintaining their Championship status at the end of the last campaign.

Lund had made a total of 129 appearances for Rochdale since moving to Spotland from Stoke City, scoring 22 goals and providing eight assists. Last season the Manchester-born midfielder made 29 League one appearances, scoring nine times and laying on three goals for teammates.

Lund said of the move that: “Playing in the Championship has been an aim of mine for a couple of seasons and it’s an opportunity for me to show what I can do at a higher level and I want to show Burton, my family and friends that I can make that step up.”

For manager Clough his capture was a result of seeing two ways that the Northern Ireland international fits into his plans. Speaking of his arrival, Clough said: “He’s a goal-scoring midfielder and there aren’t many of them about. Not many midfielders get double figures of goals these days, He complements what we already have in that department and should fit in well.”

Burton will be hoping that they can perform better than last season, the Brewers only avoiding the droop by one point and goal difference after finishing on 52 points, 51 points seeing Blackburn relegated in 22nd place.

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