Date: 16th July 2016 at 4:08pm
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Striker Chris O’Grady has today headed out to the Pirelli Stadium to join newly promoted Burton Albion on a season long loan deal.

The 30 year old will have his third loan spell since signing for Brighton back in the summer of 2014 following spells with Sheffield United and Nottingham Forest last season.

the terms of the deal for the targetman mean he won’t be eligible to face us in the two scheduled Championship games between the sides next year, and you would largely imagine this is more than with a view to a permanent deal next summer.

Speaking to the Official Site to announce the news, manager Chris Hughton explained.

‘This is a really good opportunity for Chris. Last season he went to Nottingham Forest and played a lot of games, which was really beneficial for him. He knows that it will be difficult for him here to get the games that he would want. He`s always been very professional and trained well, and he`s a good person to have around the place, but I`m pleased he`s got this opportunity to go and play games. It`s also a move that suits him from a family perspective, and it will give him the games that he needs at this stage of his career.’

O’Grady has made 21 starts in his time at the Amex along with a further 17 appearances from the bench, with a return of three goals.

The club have also confirmed the arrival of Sam Adekugbe on a season long loan from MLS side Vancouver Whitecaps.

The deal for the young left back is subject to international clearance but he impressed the coaches whilst on trial last Christmas and he comes in looking to impress in our Development Squad set up.

Hughton said of his capture.

‘We know all about Sam and his qualities from his time with us last December. He initially began with our under-21 group, but quickly showed he was capable of stepping up to train with our first team. He will join the under-21 squad and his challenge, along with others, is to make that step up into the first-team squad.’

He has three international caps for Canada, having made his senior international debut back in 2015.

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