Burton Albion are close to signing Matty Fryatt on a free transfer according to a report on Page 62 of the 22nd July print edition of the Daily Mirror.

The 31-year-old striker had most recently been at Nottingham Forest, a team that he signed for back in 2014. There was a lot of high hopes for him when he joined the East Midlands side but unfortunately, injuries ruined his time at the City ground. A persistent Achilles injury prevented him from making an appearance for two years and while he did return to training during the season, he was released at the end of his contract this summer.

Since becoming a free agent, he has moved the short distance to Burton and has been training with them over the last few weeks. And obviously he has impressed head coach Nigel Clough as the club are set to complete a deal to sign him in the next few days. The Brewers shocked everyone by staying in the Sky Bet Championship last season but they know they cannot rest on their laurels if they want to repeat this feat, so signing a proven striker is a smart thing to do.

Because while Fryatt has been forgotten due to his injuries, he has shown in the past that he is a lethal striker at this level. He has performed very well for both Leicester City and Hull City in the past and if he manages to get back to full match fitness, there’s no reason he can’t get back to his goalscoring ways at Burton.

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