Burton swoop for Chapman.

Burton swoop for Chapman.

After Rovers announced two Deadline Day arrivals, Tony Mowbray has sanctioned the temporary departure of Harry Chapman, who joins League One side, Burton Albion on a short-team loan deal, set to expire in January.

The winger, who signed a new one-year extension in the summer, moves to Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s side for the rest of 2021 in an attempt to reignite his career after failing to break through at Rovers since his spell at the club was made permanent in January 2019.

Despite failing to impact on Rovers’ first-team, Chapman is no stranger to League One football, having spent the second-half of the 2020-21 season in the third tier of English football, with Shrewsbury Town.

The 23-year-old, who is an under-17s World Cup winner, impressed during his brief spell in Shropshire, putting up seven goals and three assists in 24 games for Salop and his displays certainly caught the eye of Jimmy Floyd Hasslebaink, who moved quickly to snap up the winger after Rovers reinforced their forward line earlier on in the window.

Although Chapman has featured in three of Rovers’ five leagues games off the bench, particularly impressing in the Blues’ 2-1 away win against Nottingham Forest, Mowbray clearly thought that the best option for the winger was to earn regular first-team football, hence why this loan was sanctioned.

Former Chelsea striker Hasselbaink, who did a sterling job developing Hayden Carter last season – as the young Rovers defender proved a hit for Albion and their fans, as he aided in their successful fight against relegation – will be hoping to sprinkle Chapman with the same dust that he did Carter, in order to try help the former Middlesbrough winger, kickstart his career, either at Rovers, or elsewhere.