Scott Hogan joins on loan

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Stoke City have signed striker Scott Hogan on a season-long loan from Aston Villa.

The 27-year-old completed the move earlier today (7 August), becoming the club's eighth signing of the summer.

Manager Nathan Jones told the club's official website: “I’m really pleased that we have managed to bring Scott to the Club. He will add really quality to our attacking options and his record at Championship level is very good in terms of goals per game.

"He had a fantastic time at Brentford but it hasn’t quite worked out for him at Villa but these things happen. We want him to find a home with us, start playing again and score goals."

After a spell in non-league football Hogan finally made his breakthrough with Rochdale during the 2013/14 season, scoring 19 goals in 40 appearances.

That earned him a move to Brentford where he continued his impressive run of goal-scoring form with a return of 21 from 33 league games.

He joined Villa two years ago and has made more than 50 league appearances for them and also spent the second half of last season on loan with Sheffield United.

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