TRANSFER DEADLINE DAY: Aston Villa complete signing of Chesterfield striker Bowery

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ASTON Villa have completed the signing of Chesterfield striker Jordan Bowery for a fee of around £500,000.

Bowery has signed a three-year deal at Villa Park after scoring 10 goals in 83 league appearances for the Spireites.

The 21-year-old is manager Paul Lambert’s sixth signing at Villa after Ron Vlaar, Joe Bennett, Matt Lowton, Brett Holman and Karim El Ahmadi.

Lambert told Villa’s official website: “Jordan’s a good player. The hunger will be there for him and he could surprise a few people.

“He’s a good lad, he’s strong and powerful. He’s played over 100 games in the Football League and cup football, so he’s battle-hardened.

“He’s one for the future but if he steps up to the plate like I think he can then I would have no hesitation in throwing him in, none whatsoever.”

Bowery added: “This is a Premier League club with so much history, a massive club, and I’m really excited.

“The chief executive at Chesterfield told me that a bid had been accepted and that Paul Lambert was going to give me a call. He talked about wanting to bring in young, raw, hungry talent, players who want to improve here and want to get to this level and stay at this level. I think that’s what he’s looked at in me.

“I’m quick, I’m fit and I work hard, those are all advantages to my game. Now I have to work harder than ever before to make an impression here and to repay the manager.”

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