Rory Delap: Burton Albion sign former Stoke midfielder

Gary Rowett (left) and Rory Delap

Burton Albion have signed former Derby County and Stoke City midfielder Rory Delap on a one-year contract.

The 37-year-old ex-Republic of Ireland international, who can also play in defence, was released by Premier League side Stoke in June and has been training with Burton in pre-season.

"From what I've seen in a short space of time, the club's well run and geared to play in a higher league," he said.

Manager Gary Rowett added: "His signing is a fantastic coup for the club."