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Striker Delfouneso arrives

18 March 2016

Blackburn Rovers striker Nathan Delfouneso joins Bury on loan until 19th April

A product of Aston Villa's Academy, Nathan becoming Villa’s youngest ever player to represent the club in Europe when he made his debut as a 17-year-old in the UEFA Cup.

After breaking into the first team under Martin O'Neill, international honours soon followed, with the Birmingham-born forward regularly representing England's Under-19s and Under-21s.

Able to play out wide or through the middle, the forward also enjoyed loan spells with Burnley, Leicester City, Blackpool and Coventry City. After scoring nine goals in 50 appearances during his time at Villa, Delfouneso returned to Bloomfield Road last season, penning a one-year deal with the Seasiders.

This summer saw the 24-year-old link up with Blackburn Rovers during pre-season, scoring on his first outing in the 2-0 win over Oldham Athletic and impressing in the games against Bury and Wigan, prompting boss Gary Bowyer to secure his services.

Nathan joins the Shakers on loan until the 19th April and takes squad number 24 during his spell with the club

Speaking this afternoon, manager David Flitcroft said: “Nathan played in an Under 21 game that we went to watch on Monday and we had a quick chat then.  He expressed a desire to come and play for us and to play on a Saturday.  Once he knew of our interest, he really wanted to come and join us and we made the deal happen to add him to our strike force.

Unfortunately, we have lost Leon Clarke for a few weeks with a thigh problem and with Ryan Lowe, who had to come off after 20 minutes last week, we have to be careful with him and make sure we have cover, especially with not knowing how long until we can have Tom Pope back.”


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