Burton Albion are set to sign young Crystal Palace striker Ademola Ola-Adebomi, according to the South London Press.
The youngster looks to be joining the Brewers on loan until the end of the season in the hope of getting experience within the professional game.
With just 25 goals in the league this season, it is no surprise to see Burton in the market for a striker, and their performances in front of goal have seriously hindered them at points this season. New manager Martin Paterson, who has got off to a relatively good start of the club and is looking to address those problems in front of goal this January.
Having loaned out striker Cole Stockton to League Two side Barrow last week, the Brewers were somewhat thin in the position and it comes as no surprise to see the manager act swiftly to bring a new name in.
This will be Ola-Adebomi’s first experience within professional football having only ever appeared up to under-21 level for Crystal Palace. He has however featured multiple times on the Palace bench this season and a loan move will help gain vital experience prior to a return to Selhurst park.
It is also believed that the 20-year-old, who has seven goals and an assist to his name in just ten Premier League Two appearances this season, has also signed a contract extension to keep him with the Eagles until the summer of 2026.
He will not be the first attacker that Palace have handed an EFL loan to this season with John-Kymani Gordon joining Cambridge United and now AFC Wimbledon as well Luke Plange being loaned to Carlisle United for the first half of the season. Brewers fans will be hoping that he is the pick of the bunch and if able to translate his form for the u21’s to the professional game, he may be just that.
It could be perceived as somewhat of a punt by Paterson to bring in Ola-Adebomi given he has no EFL experience, however everyone must start somewhere. He could become a real asset to the club if able to take to the professional game.
Burton’s improvement in form in recent weeks now sees their gap to the relegation places sit at eight points and a couple more wins in the coming weeks could see them reach safety having one point looked at risk of being seriously involved in the fight.