Burton Albion head coach Nigel Clough has told the Derby Telegraph that they are close to signing Formartine United’s Jevan Anderson.

The 19-year-old defender, whose last name will be familiar to football fans in the East Midlands as he is the son of Russell Anderson, currently plays in fifth tier of Scottish football but has already been marked out as potential top defender in the future. He has already been on trial with Fleetwood Town this season and most recently had been training with Burton.

And obviously he has done something right as Clough has been impressed with him and has said that a deal for him should be completed soon. With Formartine manager Paul Lawson already confirming that he will not stand in the way of Anderson should he get an offer from a bigger club, it doesn’t seem like it will be too long until the young defender is a Burton player.

Clough said: “He came down on trial and had a few days with the academy,”

“They were impressed with him, because he’s really a second-year scholar this year, so he’ll be a first-year pro next year.”

“Then he came down and had some time with the first team a few weeks ago.”

“We thought, at 19 years old, it would be worth a bit of a gamble and let’s see what he can do for a year.”

“So he’ll fit nicely into the group of young players that we’ve got.”

“He’d be a first-year pro. We are hopefully close to agreeing a year’s contract with him, but we’ll announce that when it all gets done.”


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