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CLOUGH MAY HAVE TO BE PATIENT IN TRANSFER WINDOW

2 January 2019

NIGEL Clough is prepared to be patient as he looks to strengthen his squad for the second half of the season.

The transfer window is open and Clough has a long injury list but says that it may take time to add new faces at the Pirelli Stadium.

Jamie Allen, Marvin Sordell, Liam Boyce and Kyle McFadzean were all missing yesterday as the Brewers earned a point at Bristol Rovers and Clough would dearly like to add strength in depth.

The Albion manager said: “We are making calls and enquiries to try and get players in but it’s difficult as everyone is in the same boat at the moment with the number of games, and players who haven’t been involved for two or three months are needed because everyone is stretched and has injuries at this time of the year.

“It’s get this period out of the way first in many ways, and it will probably be the second week of the window before we can get anybody in.

“it’s not financial it’s just that clubs need the players to get through these games. We are in the same situation with five or six out, so we have to be patient and make sure we get the right ones as we won’t take somebody for the sake of it.

“We have our targets and we will keep pursuing them.”

John Brayford (hamstring) and Stephen Quinn (groin) are the latest players with injury concerns ahead of Saturday’s trip to Rochdale but David Templeton did continue his recovery from a shoulder injury in the draw at Bristol.

Clough said: “We have got to build his fitness back up now and hopefully he won’t have any more injury setbacks. It’s catching up with him and Scott Fraser as he’s nearly played what be a season’s worth of games in Scotland by January. It has taken them a little bit by surprise.”

 

 


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