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16 November 2016

NIGEL Clough has money to spend in the January transfer window but says bringing in the right players won’t be easy.

A goal scorer might be top of Clough’s wish list but the Brewers maybe priced out.

The Albion boss said: “There is some money there to do something. It’s a question of if we can buy sufficient quality with that money. To get the kind of quality you are talking about,  Dwight Gayle cost £10 million (for Newcastle). We haven’t got that sort of money. 

“We are more talking the kind of fees we paid smashing our transfer record in the summer. Are we going to get a striker for £250,000 who is going to get you goals or do we persevere with what we have got? We also want to improve with the players we have got.”

Clough also believes his team can and will score more goals.

“The stats don’t lie. We have played Ipswich, Leeds, Barnsley and Wigan and had over 80 shots and have not got a goal. Those sort of stats don’t carry on. It’s an anomaly and we will get goals sooner or later – whoever plays.

“The international breaks give you chance to look back over the games and it doesn’t take much working out. We have played well, we have created chances we just haven’t scored. And even without that so called Championship quality we have to get more goals. Chris O’Grady has to get one, even Tom Flanagan who missed the best chance against Barnsley has to get one now and again. Stuart Beavon, Will Miller coming on – they all have a responsibility.

“We have been disappointed with our return from set plays as we look dangerous from everyone and between Ben Turner, John Mousinho, John Brayord and Kyle McFadzean we have one goal this season. From the quality of the balls Matty Palmer is putting in – that’s not enough.”

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