League Two club Burton Albion have completed the signing of former Stoke City midfielder Rory Delap on a one-year deal.

Delap, who is know for his mammoth throw, can also play in defence, and has been training with Burton during pre-season after being released by Stoke City in June.

On signing Delap, Burton manager Gary Rowett told reporters: "From what I've seen in a short space of time, the club's well run and geared to play in a higher league.

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

Delap made 178 appearances for Stoke City during a six year stint at the club, scoring eight goals. His last game for the Potters was a Premier League match against Reading on the opening day of the 2012-12 season. He then joined Barnsley on loan until the end of the season.

He also made 11 appearances for the Republic of Ireland between 1998 and 2004.

Burton Albion fans will hope Delap can play a key role from set pieces this season, as his famous long throws caused havoc in the Premier League. 


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