BURTON Albion have signed striker Stuart Beavon on a three-year deal after Preston North End cancelled his contract.
The 30-year-old front runner had joined the Brewers on a season-long loan from Deepdale - but after an impressive start boss Gary Rowett has got his man on a permanent deal.
"Stuart has been one of our most influential players since joining in the summer and I’m really pleased that he’s committed his future to us on a longer-term basis," said manager Gary Rowett.
"Everyone here has seen the ability that he brings to the side, and hopefully it’s a sign of things to come throughout his time with us."
Beavon has scored twice in six appearances so far for Albion - the winner against Wigan Athletic in the Capital One Cup and the goal to beat Exeter City in the league.
His signing is expected to be the last of the permanent arrivals at the Pirelli Stadium this summer, but Rowett is expected to move for a left winger on loan once the emergency window opens.