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Burton Albion play waiting game for Lucas Akins

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: June 12, 2014

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BURTON Albion could face a wait in their bid to sign Stevenage winger Lucas Akins.

The Brewers agreed an undisclosed fee with the League One club on Tuesday for the 25-year-old, a former team-mate of Adam McGurk and Robbie Weir from his Tranmere days.

But Albion will have to be patient in their chase for the pacy wide-man.

“It’s still ongoing,” said Brewers chief Gary Rowett. “We’ve had discussions and now it’s a case of waiting to see what happens.”

Should he sign, Akins will be the first paid signing of Rowett’s reign as manager.

A decision on the signing will probably be made next week.

Meanwhile, John Mousinho has revealed that Shane Cansdell-Sherriff played a part in his arrival at the Pirelli Stadium.

Mousinho, 28, became the second Albion signing of the summer, after Cansdell-Sherriff, when he inked a two-year contact with the club.

“I spoke to Shane and he had nothing but good things to say about the club and the manager,” said Mousinho, a team-mate of the Australian’s at Preston.

“It’s an important thing because you can go and get a feel for the club, but sometimes you don’t know the culture and the inside information is great.

“Shane said it was a great club to sign for and it definitely helped.”

Mousinho was happy to get his situation sorted out early in the summer and is looking forward to getting settled at the Pirelli and helping Burton to another promotion tilt.

“It’s fairly early on in the summer and to get it sorted is a bonus for me,” said the midfielder. “I met the manager a few weeks ago and he showed me the facilities.

“I was really impressed with him and the club so it was a fairly easy decision to sign.

“He didn’t have to sell the club, which is one of the bonuses.

“I’ve seen how well they’ve done over the last couple of years and it’s a club on the up.

“Coupled with the playing side and the facilities, it was an easy decision and I think it will be a great choice for me.”

DEALS are still in the offing for Robbie Weir, Damien McCrory and Marcus Holness, with news on their contracts due in the coming weeks.

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