Gone for a Burton: Powell departs

  • by Staff Writer
  • Tuesday, 14th January 2020

West Ham Academy graduate Joe Powell has joined League One side Burton Albion on a permanent basis.

The 21-year-old midfielder has signed a two-and-half-year deal with the Brewers and leaves West Ham having been at the club since the age of just eight.

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Canning Town-born Powell told Albion's website: "Hopefully I can come here, play some very good football and add to the achievements of the club.

"I'm here to learn some more, bring the positives from my game and help the club move forward.

"I'm hard working, box-to-box, very good on the ball and I like to create moments in the game that lead to goals," he added. "I'm very good on my set pieces and I will give everything for the team."

Brewers manager Nigel Clough added: "He's a young player with a lot of potential. He wants to come out and play first team football and recognises that initially in order do that he needs to drop down. We are delighted he has chosen to come to us.

"One of the good things about the last 18 months is that the way we play manages to attract players like Joe to come and join us as they like the style we play and feel they can fit in. It's a very important result of how we are playing.

"I'll always be thankful to West Ham and to the fans who have been supportive all the way through my time here," he added, via whufc.com. "I'll miss the place for sure."

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