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BUXTON HOPES THAT NEW FACES WILL AID BREWERS HOME FORM

14 January 2018

JAKE Buxton hopes that Burton Albion can add to their squad in January, and thinks that lack of ‘fear’ that any potential additions will have can help the Brewers to start picking up results at home.

Burton suffered their ninth loss in 10 games at the Pirelli Stadium as they were defeated 3-1 by Queens Park Rangers, with a 2-1 win over Fulham in September being the last time Nigel Clough’s side tasted victory at home.

The Brewers have been linked with numerous players since the opening of the January transfer window, and Buxton hopes that ‘Championship players’ can be brought in to help the club to stay in the second-tier of English football.

He said: “We are in the window now to have the opportunity to bring some players in, so hopefully we might get a few fresh legs in before the next time we play at home, they might not have the fear factor that we have got as a team, so hopefully the new lads will get us a result at home.

“We want Championship players within the squad, we are a little thin on players when you look at the players that we have got in the squad. It is important to have fresh legs because we have only got this window to boost the squad between now and the end of the season.

“You look at last season’s transfers, they brought in (Michael) Kightly and (Cauley) Woodrow, and those players did really well for Burton between January and the end of the season, we are looking for the same impact.

“(We want) players who come in, regardless of the position, to hit the ground running, get with us and try to bring something that we have not got, especially at home.

“Maybe a couple of fresh faces would give us all a lift, maybe a couple of players who are experienced in the Championship. Somebody who is going to be a creative spark would be nice and we need legs in the squad.

“Some of the lads who come in won’t have had those nine home losses, so they may bring something that we have not got.”


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