Transfer deadline day: Burton sign Beavon after Preston exit

Stuart Beavon (left) challenges Coventry City's Steven Jennings
Beavon made 69 appearances for Preston, scoring 12 goals

Burton Albion have signed striker Stuart Beavon on a three-year contract.

The 30-year-old striker was already on a season-long loan at the Pirelli Stadium, but has now signed a long-term deal after being released by League One side Preston North End.

Beavon has scored two goals in five appearances for the Brewers.

Boss Gary Rowett said: "Stuart's been one of our most influential players since joining. Everyone has seen his ability and what he brings."