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Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett will not rush January transfer window plans

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: January 18, 2014

FORWARD THINKING . . . Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett is in the market for a new striker following the departure of Rene Howe (pictured) and injury to Michael Symes

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GARY Rowett says recruiting the right kind of player he wants for Burton Albion will take patience this January.

The Brewers boss would like a striker to replace the departed Rene Howe in his squad.

But the Albion chief expects a large number of clubs to be interested in the quality of player he wants.

“Let’s just take a striker, for example,” he said.

“With Rene gone and Symesy (Michael Symes) still injured, if we were looking to bring in a striker who will give us aerial presence, is the right age and has the right League Two experience, there are going to be 10 or 15 clubs jockeying for position.

“We’ve got to make some enquiries and hang in there.”

Rowett is still confident of being in the right place to sign some of his targets - but will not be rushed, just like he took his time in the summer.

“I hope the time is right to get someone before the end of the window,” he said. “But we aren’t going to pay vast sums of money for someone.

“There can also be a domino effect of a striker going to a bigger club, so we need to watch out for that.

“We’ve made lots of enquiries for lots of good players so far.

“And we’ve still got a couple of weeks left in the window.”

The Pirelli Stadium is now an attractive proposition for most players in League Two - and those a step higher - with the club on the up sat in second place and looking a good bet for the top seven.

“People will hopefully see what we’ve tried to achieve over the last two years,” said Rowett. “People will see us as a club moving forward.

“It will only have helped us with the start we’ve had.

“People will see a good place to be, with good training facilities, too.”

“There’s lots to be positive about - I still think we’ve got a very good squad and a very good side.”

Albion visit Bury today, kick-off 3pm, looking to go unbeaten in 10 League Two games and bounce back from their 4-1 FA Cup exit at Bournemouth on Tuesday evening.

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