Hammer Joe Powell has joined Burton Albion from West Ham on a permanent two-and-a-half-year contract for an undisclosed fee.
The 21-year-old has come through the Academy ranks at the Premier League Club and had his first taste of EFL action on loan at Northampton Town last season.
Powell told Burton’s official 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.”
He said: “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. I’m very good on my set pieces and I will give everything for the team.”
Brewers manager Nigel Clough said: “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, Richard Nartey and Nathan Broadhead 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.”
The midfielder told WHUFC.com: “I’ll always be thankful to the Club, who helped me get where I am today, and to the fans who have been supportive all the way through my time here. I’ll miss the place for sure.