Burton Albion striker Marvin Sordell has signed a three-year deal at the club after a successful loan stint.
The 31-year-old defender has signed a new one-year contract after playing a vital role for the Brewers last season.
The Brewers are currently holding their own in their first season at this level, but their average home attendance of 4,925 in their 14 home matches so far this season is the lowest in the Championship.
The 2-1 defeat to the Magpies was Burton’s third consecutive loss, after games against Huddersfield and Brentford also yielded no points, but Clough was delighted with the performance of his men against the league leaders.
Burton Albion boss Nigel Clough is hoping his side’s impressive start to life in the second tier will help the club attract more players come the January transfer window.
Burton loanee John Brayford has said he hasn’t even thought about a return to parent club Sheffield United, and is just concentrating on enjoying his time in the Championship with the Brewers.
Burton Albion’s record signing, Kyle McFadzean, has been warned by boss Nigel Clough about his behaviour on the pitch, and says he could face losing his place in the starting eleven.