Liam Boyce becomes Burton Albion's most expensive player in deal with Ross County
By Andy Charles
Last Updated: 20/06/17 4:01pm
Burton Albion have broken their transfer record to sign Ross County striker Liam Boyce on a three-year deal.
Albion's previous record deal saw Jackson Irvine join the club, again from Ross County, for a fee of around £250,000 although they have not disclosed the precise fee paid for Northern Ireland international Boyce.
Boyce was the leading scorer in the Scottish Premiership last season with 23 goals and he also scored for his country in their recent international against New Zealand.
"I'm absolutely buzzing to finally get it done. There's been a lot of speculation so now I'm just happy to be here," Boyce said.
"I kept in touch with Jackson after he came down here. He has done well and it has been a good platform for him to come and play his football. He's been brilliant the past season and I just hope to come in and do the same.
"I want to go to the next level and, no disrespect to Scotland, but the English Championship is a step up in quality and I wanted to come and test myself."
Boss Nigel Clough added: "Liam has done very well there for a couple of seasons and he's a full Northern Ireland international.
"Some people say he's not easy on the eye at times but he's a good all-round player. He's not blessed with pace but holds the ball up well and gets in the box.
"If you think of all the chances we created last season then, hopefully, if we can do the same again he can get on the end of them. He's the right kind of character and he is desperate to come down and prove himself in England."