Solihull Moors have secured the loan signing of Burton Albion starlet Joe Sbarra.
The 20-year-old, who came through the youth academy at the Pirelli Stadium, joins Tim Flowers’ promotion chasers until the end of April. However, should the Moors reach the play-offs, Sbarra’s loan will automatically be extended.
The Brewers have negotiated a recall clause within the deal and will be able to activate it after 28 days.
Solihull are currently sitting second in the National League under former Nottingham Forest goalkeeping coach Tim Flowers. They are level on points with leaders Leyton Orient, albeit having played two games more.
The deal to bring Sbarra to Damson Park could be seen as quite a coup for the Moors. After breaking into the team under Nigel Clough, the midfielder has gone on to make 37 appearances, 18 of which came in the Championship as the Brewers were relegated last season. In that time, he has notched five assists.
He has not quite been afforded the same opportunities in the third-tier however, only making nine appearances – two of which have been starts.
His contract at the Pirelli Stadium is set to run until the summer of 2020.
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Solihull Moors assistant manager Gary Whild has already commented on the qualities that the midfielder will bring as the team continues their push for League Two football.
Talking to the official club website, he said: “He can change a game, he’s got a goal in him. He’s played a few games in League One and he’s someone we’ve identified that is local.
“He understands where we are as a club and the style in this division and the intensity of it. He can cover a few different positions.”