Chris O'Grady has joined Burton Albion
Brighton & Hove Albion striker Chris O’Grady has joined Burton Albion on a season-long loan deal.
It will be the 30-year-old targetman’s third loan spell since signing for Albion in July 2014 after previous stints at Sheffield United and Nottingham Forest.
The terms of the deal mean that O’Grady won’t be able to play for the newly-promoted Brewers when the two sides meet in the Championship next season.
Albion manager Chris Hughton said, “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.”
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O’Grady began his career at Leicester City before moves to Rotherham, Rochdale, Sheffield Wednesday and eventually Barnsley, where he scored 21 times in 59 appearances.
He has made 38 appearances in an Albion shirt since his arrival from Oakwell, scoring three times.
He enjoyed a month on loan at Bramall Lane at the end of 2014 when he scored once in five appearances; at Forest he scored twice in 21 games.