GARY Rowett could still move to strengthen his Burton Albion squad before next week’s transfer deadline.
The Brewers boss is scouring lists of free agents in case there is anyone out there who could come in for the last month of the season.
Albion are third going into tomorrow’s home clash with Wycombe Wanderers, kick-off 3pm, and Rowett wants to make sure there are enough bodies in his squad to last the season.
“I’m looking at the free agents out there and the out-of-contract players,” he told Mailsport last night.
“Maybe there’s a players who’s left a Championship club and not picked up something they particularly want at the minute.
“I’m looking in general at what we’ve got.
“Have we got enough to get us through?
“We wouldn’t want to fall short through not having enough options.”
The Brewers have until Thursday to potentially add a new face to the Pirelli Stadium dressing room.
In January, Ian Sharps, Michael Symes and Alex MacDonald all arrived and gave the promotion-chasers an injection of fresh blood.
This time around, it would be more likely a squad player arrive at the club – but if no-one arrives Rowett is still happy with the players he has.
“It’s better to have someone kicking their heels not in the team than be short and struggling,” he said. “But there might be a point it’s paramount to add one more player.
“At the same time I’m very happy with what we’ve got.
“I’m just trying to pre-empt anything happening and make sure we’re covered.”
Meanwhile, Symes should be fit for tomorrow’s match at the Pirelli after sitting out training this week and going to London for specialist treatment on his groin injury.
Calvin Zola, though, is doubtful with a sore hamstring linked to a hip problem he has suffered in recent months.
“Calvin’s a doubt,” said Rowett. “His hamstring tightened up a little bit in training.
“We’re trying to get to the bottom of what his problem is, rather than just trying to soldier on with it.
“We always planned for Michael to have the week off and he had two or three sessions and hopefully it’s loosened him up a bit.
“He was feeling a nagging pain in his groin, but if I’d asked him to play at Dagenham I’m sure he would’ve done it.”
Now, Rowett is hoping the week’s rest will benefit the 29-year-old striker in the run-in.
“It was prudent not to play him last week,” said the Brewers boss. “Rest has helped most of the players.
“We’ve given them, particularly in the last few weeks, more time off.
“The ones that have played get most Mondays off and really enjoy it.”
Aaron Webster returned to training yesterday after a hamstring injury, while Nathan Stanton is fit after a knee complaint.