BURNLEY’S Technical Director Mike Rigg believes the Clarets can be pleased with their January transfer window business - but admits it is not the model the club want to base their recruitment on.

Sean Dyche’s side added Peter Crouch to the squad in the winter window with the 38-year-old striker joining on a free transfer from Stoke City while Sam Vokes went the other way for a fee in the region of £7m.

Burnley saw deadline day bids rejected for Birmingham City striker Che Adams and Rigg confirmed the Clarets were in the market for plenty of players during the winter window but deals could not be done.

And he felt the Vokes and Crouch move was a ‘win win’ for Burnley.

Rigg said: “If a club comes in and makes us a financial offer that is great for the player and great for the club, and then the other playing coming in has got the character, experience and ability to be able to add to the team and the manager goes ‘yeah I get it.’

“That is not the model you want to build your business on forever but in January, which is incredibly difficult...

“There were all kinds of players we were chasing but in January every player that you want you can’t get and every player that you can get you don’t want.

“The Sam Vokes and Peter Crouch deal was a very simple win, win. Bringing in someone like Peter with the affect that he has, and I am sure Sean has said this, but it is not just what he impacts coming on and getting a penalty against Southampton, it is his influence and his levels of professionalism to the kids in the Academy and the people around the place.

“It is very difficult to measure that. Having someone of his calibre at Burnley is a really positive thing.”

Rigg, who was appointed to his post at Turf Moor in November, believes the January window can be considered a success because the transfers have not left the club in a weaker position.

And the money brought in for Vokes puts the Clarets with stronger finances to act in the summer.

“Are we any worse off? I would say no,” said Rigg when asked about how successful the January transfer window had been for Burnley.

“In terms of financially being able to reinvest what Sam Vokes has contributed to this club, which has been incredible, and we have finances towards the window in the summer then you can regard it as a success.”

He added: “What we didn’t do was we didn’t lose any players that were important to us and yes we were chasing a lot of players that we wanted and that were on our list, but chasing and being able to get are two completely different things. The selling club can say ‘no, go away’ – they don’t have to sell him.”