Burton Albion bring in Algeria World Cup star on short-term deal

He won AFCON with his nation in 2019

Photo credit - Clément Bucco-Lechat

Burton Albion have announced the signing of a central midfielder who played against England at the 2010 World Cup.

Algeria international Adlene Guedioura has signed a deal that keeps him with the Brewers until the end of the season.

The 36-year-old has 62 caps for his country and played in every single game of their Africa Cup of Nations triumph in 2019.

He also played ten minutes against England in their goalless group stage draw at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Photo credit: Mustapha Ennaimi

Guedioura has experience playing in the Football League having represented Middlesbrough, Crystal Palace and Watford in his career.

He also enjoyed Premier League football with Wolves between 2010 and 2012.

The veteran scored top-flight goals against Sunderland in May 2010 and West Brom in August 2011.

He has more than 220 appearances in English football, in total.


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Burton a ‘nice club’ – Guedioura

Upon signing, Guedioura told club media: “I’m very grateful to be given the opportunity to sign here.

“I know the manager (Jimmy Floyd-Hasselbaink) from my time working with him at Nottingham Forest and I’m happy to be joining him again at this club.

“I’ve played here a few times and it’s a nice club.

“I want to get some game time here and hopefully it can help me to show that I’m ready and available to play for my country again.”

Hasselbaink added: “He’s going to offer experience.

“We’ve got a lot of young players and to get his experience I think it will benefit a lot of our young players.

“I know him from my time at Nottingham Forest and I think he will give us that extra power and physicality for the remainder of the season and then we will see.”

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