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Lambert keen to add to the squad

2 January 2016

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With the opening of the January transfer window, Paul Lambert is eager to bring in reinforcements to his squad during this month.

The Rovers boss is already hard at work looking to add to the playing staff, with several approaches having already been made.

With the club just recently out of the transfer embargo, Lambert knows it would be foolish to go out and spend, so will hope to use the loan market to his advantage, but only if he can find the right players to improve the squad.

"We've tried a number of things and spoke to a few people to see if there is anybody," said Lambert.

"The problem we've got is that we can't buy, that is a big thing for us. We can only work in the loan market and it is important that everybody realises that.

"To come out of the embargo is a massive thing for this club, that can't be underestimated. So from that point of view there's a big thanks to the owners and everybody with the hard work to come out of that.

"The next step is obviously the loan market, but the problem you get with loans is you don't get anybody's top players. So you've got to watch that you don't spend money for the sake of spending money on people that are not going to play. That is the thing that we have to watch. 

"Where we might get the benefit is in the summer transfer window, but in this window we still need to be careful with what we are doing on certain things because you don't want to go back under the embargo so that's important.

"We'd love to go out and spend but we can't, so we will try and get one or two loans if we can. We have to try and get a few in to help, to provide competition, and to shake it up. New players can do that."

One area the Rovers boss will look to strengthen is the attacking third. With Lambert keen to retain the services of Tom Lawrence who's loan from Premier League high-fliers Leicester City ends tomorrow.

"I think we need creativity in the side. I've always said that," he added.

"There are a few areas in the pitch where I think we need help and that is what we will try and do.

"Tom has done every so well and Leicester are going great guns themselves.

"They might want to pull him back, they might not. So we need more dialogue with them to see what their plans are because ultimately he is there player and we have to respect what they say."

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