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Peschisolido seals Edworthy deal

Marc Edworthy
Edworthy has made more than 500 senior career appearances

Burton Albion have completed the signing of full-back Marc Edworthy on an initial one-month contract, with a view to a permanent deal.

Edworthy had been a free agent since being released by Leicester City at the end of last season.

But the 36-year-old has impressed boss Paul Peschisolido during pre-season.

Peschisolido told BBC Radio Derby; "I would like to keep him for the whole season so we will hopefully come to some sort of long-term agreement."

Despite helping the Foxes win League One last term, former Crystal Palace, Norwich City and Derby County full-back Edworthy was deemed surplus to requirements by manager Nigel Pearson.

Edworthy played for the Brewers in their 3-2 pre-season friendly victory away against Altrincham on Saturday.

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Meanwhile, Peschisolido is convinced that former Stoke winger Jimmy Phillips - who signed for the club on Saturday - will make an impact in League Two this season.

Phillips, 19, was released by Premier League side Stoke at the end of the season and has put pen to paper on a two-year deal after a successful pre-season at the Pirelli Stadium.

Peschisolido said: "He's a star of the future in my eyes. He's young and has a point to prove.

"He has still got a lot to learn but he has looked fantastic throughout pre-season, both in training and in the games.

"I am sure that he will be a huge addition to the squad and he has more than earned his contract here."



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