By Danny Wright
Burton Albion have confirmed that Joe Mason has completed his loan switch from Wolves.
The Brewers announced on their official Twitter account and official website on Wednesday morning that Mason, 26, had sealed his temporary exit from Molineux having agreed terms to a five-month-long deal at the Pirelli Stadium.
— Burton Albion FC (@burtonalbionfc) August 23, 2017
Burton have no doubt looked to sign Mason after their record signing Liam Boyce was hit with a severe injury during the pre-season.
The former Cardiff striker joins the Staffordshire club having failed to convince Molineux boss Nuno Espirito Santo that he is worthy of a place in a first-team in the opening fixtures of the Championship season.
Mason signed for Wolves in January 2016 and has since made 39 appearances across all competitions, but has only been able to score seven goals in the process.
The former Republic of Ireland striker suffered multiple spells on the sidelines with injury last season as he only managed to find the net on three occasions in the Championship.
Football Insider Verdict
This is no doubt a good piece of business for all concerned. Mason is no stranger to being sent out on loan after spending three spells with Bolton during his time at Cardiff and he is someone who will easily waltz into the Burton first-team due to Boyce’s long-term injury. The deal will expire in early January, so Burton will perhaps be hoping that Boyce is back in time for that, but it would be wise for the Brewers to try and extend his stay if he is playing well enough for then. His goal scoring record at Molineux suggests he may not be so prolific, but a club like Burton need whatever help they can get.
In other Wolves news, the club are bracing themselves for bids for this striker.