Burton Albion sign Billy Kee from Torquay United

Billy Kee
Kee has played for Northern Ireland at Under-19 and Under-21 level

Burton Albion have signed striker Billy Kee from League Two rivals Torquay United for an undisclosed fee.

The Northern Ireland Under-21 international has signed a two-year deal with the Brewers.

Kee, 20, made 46 appearances for Torquay last season, netting 10 times, but the Leicester-born man spoke to manager Martin Ling about missing home.

"He came to me last week and said that he was massively homesick," Ling told the club websiteexternal-link.

"It's disappointing to lose Billy but it is no good keeping somebody against their will."

His new boss, Paul Peschisolido, told the Burton websiteexternal-link: "He offers something different to what we have already which is important and I'm sure we can expect plenty of goals from him this season."