Burton Albion have sealed a deal to bring Josh Earl to the club on loan until the end of the season, as confirmed by the League One club.
Burton Complete Signing of Josh Earl On Loan
✍️ Burton Albion are delighted to confirm the signing of defender Josh Earl on loan for the rest of the season from @PNEFC.
Welcome to Burton Albion, Josh! Read more from our new signing here.#BAFC
— Burton Albion FC (@burtonalbionfc) February 1, 2021
Can Play as a Full-Back or Centre-Back
The League One side have been on the lookout for new recruits this window, as they look to try and sign the players to help them escape the relegation zone.
In their search, they have turned to Josh Earl and brought the defender on a short-term deal to the club.
Earl, who plays as a left-back but has also been used as a left wing-back and centre-back, is well experienced in the Football League.
Previous Loan Deals in the Football League
He’s played occasionally for his parent club but has also been out on loan before. He’s played for both Bolton Wanderers and Ipswich Town on the player’s previous loan deals but, with the former of the two, he suffered an injury that curtailed that loan spell.
Josh Earl Could Be Astute Signing For Burton Albion
In his career so far, he has played 54 league games and he is still only 22-years old. Burton will be hoping that he can prove to be an astute signing for them.
Speaking about the move, manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink said: “We’re delighted that he’s coming in from Preston,” said Hasselbaink.
“He’s somebody who knows the division – a left-back of his stature will strengthen the squad significantly.
“He can play several positions, left-back and left-centre-half, and we’re very happy.”
Earl was impressed in his first conversations with Hasselbaink and is keen to get forward for the Brewers, saying: “I’m really excited – it’s a big club that’s been in the Championship a few years ago, and it’s going to be a good place to play games under a good manager,” Earl told iFollow Brewers.
“I’ve spoken to the manager on the phone and I liked what he said to me. He wants (us) to play football.
“Getting consistent game time is big for me at the moment.
“You’ll see me running up and down the pitch, getting up and down is a big part of my game.”