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Tom Naylor has revealed how pleasing it is for Burton to be able to attract players like the experienced and accomplished Hope Akpan, who signed for Albion yesterday on a one-year-deal.
The former Everton and Reading midfielder made his debut in last night's 2-1 victory over Solihull Moors alongside Matty Palmer in midfield and made a good first impression on the travelling Brewers fans.
"It's always nice to attract experienced players like Hope," said Naylor after the Brewers' Solihull win.
"He has been and done that over his career, and it's always nice to get him on the board with us and hopefully take us a step in the right direction for the upcoming Championship games.
One man who has headed in the opposite direction is Marcus Harness, who joined Port Vale on Tuesday on a season-long loan deal with the option of a recall in January next year.
And he was thrown straight into the Port Vale team for last night's 1-0 friendly defeat to Derby County.
The Albion academy graduate played for more than hour as Michael Brown's side were sunk by a 51st-minute Darren Bent penalty.
Brown was reportedly "pleased" with Harness' first showing in a Vale shirt, before being replaced by fellow youngster Mike Calveley after 62 minutes.
Burton Albion's under-18 side drew 2-2 with Qatar's under-19 national side on Tuesday evening in the latest test for the Albion youngsters this summer.
The academy welcomed the Qataris to St George's Park, with the National Football Centre the current home of training for the Brewers' first-team and youth sides.
Tristan Matthews and James Harrison got Albion's goals in the draw against the under-19s of a nation who will host the World Cup finals in five years' time.
It was Albion's fifth match of a pre-season that has so far seen them beaten only once.
Cardiff City - Burton Albion's opponents on the opening day of the 2017/18 Championship season - have sold out their entire allocation of away tickets at the Pirelli Stadium.
The Welsh club announced earlier today that there are no more tickets left for the match on August 5, with more than 1,000 travelling Bluebirds expected to descend on Burton on August 5.
The Pirelli holds just under 7,000, so the Cardiff players are sure to feel the vocal backing from their supporters as they seek to get their campaign off to a winning start.
It's a fair distance for the Cardiff faithful to travel, with a 297-mile round trip awaiting those backing City, as excitement builds up around ex-Brewers boss Neil Warnock's first full season in charge in south Wales.