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Quality is crucial to any deal says Rovers boss Berg
HENNING Berg insists Blackburn Rovers don’t “need” to use the loan market to strengthen their squad this month – but admits the option is there if they can add the quality.
Ahead of this evening’s Championship clash at Peterborough, the Rovers boss is adamant they are equipped in all areas and will only bring in a loan signing if he feels he is better than what they already have.
Berg has also revealed he is hoping to work with the current Ewood Park backroom staff, rather than bring in his own staff, having assessed what he has at his disposal over the past few weeks.
The emergency loan window closes on Thursday but Berg insists there is no panic to add.
He said: “The loan window closes soon so we are assessing the squad.
“We will not bring in anyone we don’t think will add to the squad or give us something extra and better than what we already have.
“We have a good squad already, we of course think there is room for improvement in terms of team play, but of course like any club in the world we are looking to see if there is anything we can do to add to the squad.
“But it is nothing that we have to do, we don’t have any areas on the pitch that we are really lacking in.
“We have a good team, a good squad, good competition for places, and I think those who have come in the last few weeks can increase that competition.
“Now we are getting players back from injury as well, which is good, so we don’t need to add but, of course, if there is something coming we will have a look.
“It is not like something is going to drop on the floor by coincidence but of course we have scouts, we have discussed things but I am happy with the squad.
“The squad here has the potential to improve and we want to improve because we want to be a little bit better at both ends of the pitch to make sure we are at a consistent level of winning games in this league.
“If we can improve that little extra at both ends we will be very, very close to being promoted.”
Eric Black has continued as Rovers’ assistant manager under Berg, with coaches Iain Brunskill, Colin Hendry and Gary Bowyer also continuing in their roles as as well.
And, as Rovers look to climb back into the play-off places, Berg insists he has been happy with the current set-up.
“My view is I am looking to work with the people who are here,” he said. “That is where we are.
“Hopefully we can still work together in the best way and the right way and at the moment it is looking that way. It is way too early for me to say but my view is I would like to work with the people who are here.
“The performance we have had in last two games on a normal day would have given us those wins. But they didn’t and that is football sometimes.
“In football if your performances overall are good, your chances to win are better. So we are looking to have a good performance and of course we are looking to win.”