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Burton Albion Sign Defender Tom Hamer on a Permanent Deal From Oldham Athletic

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Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s squad revamp at Burton Albion continues with the signing of versatile Oldham Athletic defender Tom Hamer.

Hamer arrives for an undisclosed fee and becomes the Brewers’ fifth signing.

The signing of Hamer gives Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink a much needed defensive option with the Brewers still conceding plenty of goals.

Burton Albion Sign Defender Tom Hamer From Oldham Athletic

Hamer Arrives on a Permanent Deal

The 21-year-old defender is a versatile defender who can play at right-back or centre back. He was very highly thought off at Oldham and Championship interest was noted in the past.

However, Burton have won the race for his signature and he joins a Brewers side fighting for their lives at the bottom of League One. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has made a positive impact since returning to the club he guided to promotion.

The coronavirus pandemic has halted their games recently with positive cases confirmed in their camp. Their last league game against Shrewsbury Town was postponed and their match with Blackpool tomorrow is also off.

Hamer will get a bit of time to settle into his new surroundings. He has clocked up over 80 first-team appearances in his fledgeling career. Unsurprisingly, he has been a regular for Harry Kewell this season making 18 appearances in all competitions. 12 of those have come in League Two.

Hamer could make his Burton debut against Hull City in their first February match.

Hamer Raring to Go

Speaking to the Burton Albion website about his move, Hamer said: “I’m buzzing to finally get it over the line and I can’t wait to get going.

“I spoke to the manager. Obviously we know the position we’re in and I’ve come here to try and help get us out of that.

“I can play right-back, centre-half or wing-back, I’m quite a versatile defender. I’m quick, good in the air, can put a tackle in – that’s me.”

Manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink added: “He’s a right-back from Oldham, only 21 years old and is a big prospect.

“He’s already played over 80 games in the league, some in League Two and some in League One.

“He has big potential and is a good one for the future, but he can come in and affect our squad straight away.”

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