Jamie Murphy has signed for the Brewers on loan from Rangers after recovering from a serious injury.
The winger was at Bramall Lane for two-and-a-half years and spent part of that playing under Clough before moving on to Brighton.
After a disappointing spell at the Amex, the Scot moved to boyhood club Rangers where he suffered an ACL injury which saw him miss an entire season.
Now back to full fitness, Murphy has joined Burton in a bid to recover his old form and Clough is pinching himself at having picked up the player.
“We can’t quite believe we have got him, but we are absolutely delighted,” he said.
“When we heard he was down to go out on loan we made an enquiry but to get a player from Rangers of Jamie’s quality is brilliant. The fact that we have worked with him before and that we get on well with his agent has helped.
“He wants to get out and play some football. He was out for a while with a knee injury, which is one of the reasons he’s coming out, but he’s fully fit now and available for Saturday.
“What he did for us at Sheffield United and how he played there means we are very excited to have him on board.”
Murphy, said of the move: “I have worked with Nigel Clough before and had some of my greatest moments as a footballer under him, so it was an easy one to pick coming here.
“I want to be back enjoying football again. It has been a nightmare time with my knee but I’m now just looking forward to playing again and hopefully helping the boys win on Saturday.”