McFadzean looking forward to working with Clough at Burton

Milton Keynes Dons' Kyle McFadzean looks dejected after being sent off as players surround referee Chris Kavanagh

McFadzean has signed on at the Pirelli Stadium for a club record fee.

Milton Keynes Dons' Kyle McFadzean looks dejected after being sent off as players surround referee Chris KavanaghKyle McFadzean has completed a move to Burton Albion

Kyle McFadzean has told Burton Albion's official website that boss Nigel Clough was a key factor in his decision to move to the Pirelli Stadium for a club record fee, despite the reported interest of other Championship teams.

The 29-year-old, who is well-versed in Championship football after making 39 appearances in the division for MK Dons last season, has signed a three-year deal at the Pirelli Stadium, in a deal the club claim has exceeded the £20,000 paid to York City for midfielder Russell Penn.

Blackburn Rovers' Chris Brown in action with MK Dons' Kyle McFadzeanMcFadzean was an ever-present part of the MK Dons side relegated from the Championship last season

The transfer may well be seen as a coup for the Brewers, with the Daily Mail recently reporting that several established Championship clubs, including Wolverhampton Wanderers, Birmingham City, Blackburn Rovers and Cardiff City, had all shown an interest in the defender, who handed in a transfer request towards the end of last month.

But he claims that the chance to work under Clough was too good an opportunity to turn down, telling the club's official website: "The gaffer was a big reason for me to come here and Championship football again.

Burton Albion manager Nigel CloughBurton Albion manager Nigel Clough was a key factor in McFadzean's decision

"He believes in me and I can't wait to get started. I have had a few weeks light training on my own and I can't wait to join the lads.

"I want to make sure I'm fully fit and ready to go for that first game of the season."

Calum Butcher of Burton Albion (L) and Liam Kelly of Oldham Athletic in actionBurton Albion secured promotion to the second tier of English football for the first time last season

Burton play Leek Town in their first pre-season friendly of the summer on Wednesday, and boss Clough will be keen on building momentum ahead of their season opener at Nottingham Forest on August 6th.

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