Burton Albion sign ex-Leicester City defender George Taft

George Taft of Leicester City celebrates after scoring against Sunderlanl on day three of the Hong Kong International Soccer Sevens at Hong Kong Football Club on May 26, 2013
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Burton Albion sign former Leicester City defender George Taft on a two-year deal after being released by the Championship winners.

Burton Albion have signed ex-Leicester City defender George Taft after he was released by the Championship winners.

Taft joins Burton on a two-year deal after Leicester boss Nigel Pearson decided against offering the defender a contract extension.

Brewers boss Gary Rowett said: "George brings a lot of height, something that we probably lacked a bit last season."

Taft is 6'5" tall and came through the youth setup with the Foxes but never made a first-team appearance.

The 20-year-old has represented England at Under-18 and Under-19 level, while spending time on loan at Kettering Town, Karlstad BK and York City since 2011.

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