Burton Albion sign Leicester City striker Jacob Blyth on loan
BURTON Albion have signed 20-year-old Leicester City striker Jacob Blyth on loan until January 12.
The Foxes signed Blyth from Southern League Premier Division outfit Leamington after he had previously had spells at Bedworth United and Nuneaton Griff.
He has gone on to score six goals in 11 games for the Leicester City Development side this season.
Brewers boss Gary Rowett said: "Jacob is a big powerful boy and is top scorer for Leicester's development squad this season.
"He's someone who we've watched a few times now and we've got really good links with Leicester.
"It's important that we keep our momentum going and that we have all bases covered once the loan transfer window closes. He's someone who can play in a similar mould to Calvin Zola, so it gives us that option up front."
Blyth went on as a second-half substitute for Burton in last night's game against Aldershot Town.