Burton Albion have signed Liam Boyce from Ross County for a club record fee as confirmed by the club website.
Even though the 26-year-old striker plays for a club not really known for having a lot of success in Scotland, he was able to wrestle away one honour from the Old Firm. He beat a whole host of Celtic players to claim the Scottish Premiership golden boot after netting 23 times this season but with this sort of form comes a lot of interest.
And over the last few weeks reports have continued that Burton were looking to sign Boyce. And they were determined to make sure he would become a Brewer as they smashed their club record fee to make sure that he would be signing for them. Their club record fee was only set last year as well when Jackson Irvine was also signed from Ross County.
Following the signing of Boyce, Burton manager Nigel Clough said: “He’s a good player who can get goals.”
“He was the top scorer in Scotland which, when you consider the incredible season Celtic had, that’s some going in itself. He’s another late developer and Ross County is proving a good breeding ground for players after him and Jackson Irvine.”
“Liam has done very well there for a couple of seasons and he’s a full Northern Ireland international.”
“Some people say he’s not easy on the eye at times but he’s a good all-round player. He’s not blessed with pace but holds the ball up well and gets in the box.”
“If you think of all the chances we created last season then, hopefully, if we can do the same again he can get on the end of them.”
“He’s the right kind of character and he is desperate to come down and prove himself in England.”