Burton Albion manager Dino Maamria has stated that the club will be looking to utilise the loan market in an interview with BBC Radio Derby.
The Brewers have already been incredibly busy in the transfer window, with ten new faces through the doors at the Pirelli Stadium. Maamria does not want to stop there though, and believes that his squad can still be improved.
The loan market is one potential avenue that the Tunisian has debated exploring and with many Premier League sides returning from overseas over the next week, we may see a couple more new faces in a yellow shirt within the next month. This is very much new-look side, with ten new additions somewhat counteracting the 14 summer departures.
The 52-year-old came to power last September and would successfully keep the Brewers up, leading them to a 15th place finish in League One last season.
In what has been a summer of change, Maamria will be hoping that the new recruits will have their desired effect in what will be a competitive League One this season. The Real EFL writers’ League One prediction has Burton sat in 14th place come the end of the season, which would be a slight improvement on last year.
Although the squad does look somewhat stronger than that of last years, Maamria is still looking to add to the squad and we may potentially see a new addition prior to their season opener away at Blackpool on Saturday.
What’s been said
Speaking on the current state of the squad, Maamria said:
“We have got 19 players that we will go forward with and we’ve probably got two or three we’re still working on.
“We know the loan market is still open, we know some good ones are coming on in the next few weeks, when these top teams allow their good loans to come out.
“So we have got room for improvement, there’s no doubt about that, and there is another month of the transfer window yet.”
“We have got our targets. We’ve been patient with that throughout the summer and if we can make any improvement to the team before next Saturday that would be brilliant.”
Maamria really galvanised the squad last season after what was a poor start for the Brewers. The fans will be hopeful that the club can progress under the Tunisian as they look to further establish themselves as a solid League One side. Exploring the loan market will certainly help their chances this season but the squad is already at a good level that not too many additions are needed. I personally feel that Burton will be in and around the same position as last year and could slightly improve.