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Tony wary of overfilling his squad

"You don't want to overfill your football club with quality players who you can't get on the pitch."

17 January 2018

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'Too many cooks spoil the broth,' is a phrase often used, and that's exactly the view Tony Mowbray has when discussing his January signings.

After securing Paul Downing on a permanent deal, Mowbray has since brought in Adam Armstrong and Jack Payne on loan from Premier League clubs.

But Mowbray doesn't want to stockpile. He wants the squad to remain tight knit and all to play their part and not have players watching on from the stands.

"You don't want to overfill your football club with quality players who you can't get on the pitch. The numbers have to be right," the boss told iFollow Rovers.

"You'll end up disappointing people all the time. We're working hard behind the scenes and the more quality you have then the better chance you have, particularly in changing things with strong substitutions."

And the boss is pleased with how the squad is shaping up and predicts a plethora of options from the bench once he ensures all his business this month is complete.

"The bench will look a lot stronger over the next few weeks. The likes of young [Lewis] Travis have done very well but they are still young players and as the games tick down the pressure starts to mount.

"It wouldn't be fair to put that burden on 18-year-old players.

"We need people who know the pressures. Jack [Payne] has had promotions because he is a quality player who can impact games."


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