Nigel Clough outlines Burton Albion's stance on Sunderland target Liam Boyce

Burton Albion boss Nigel Clough admits that the club will consider offers for their players this month.

Wednesday, 8th January 2020, 12:04 pm

Sunderland are one of a number of clubs to have been credited with an interest in Clough’s leading striker, Liam Boyce.

Boyce has just six months left on his current contract and has thirteen goals in the current campaign, including the winner at the Stadium of Light last month.

“With the Chairman we have got, every decision will be made with the best interests in the club in mind not for the next month, two or three months but for the best interests overall and that’s how he has always done it,” Clough said.

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Burton Albion striker Liam Boyce
Burton Albion striker Liam Boyce

“The same principle will apply now.

“There are few things happening at the moment, but I think it will be after the next two games. There is interest in a few of our players and we have interest in some coming in.

"It’s about trying to get the balance and we have two loan spots available. We will try and fill those with two quality players and maybe one or two permanents as well. I don’t think we need massively more numbers as everybody is getting near fit. Maybe one more than we have now but it will still be a tight squad.”

Clough previously confirmed that the club will look to put a new contract offer to Boyce, but would have to consider offers if a new deal is not agreed.

Scott Fraser has been another one of his star performers this season and is in the same bracket with his current deal set to expire this summer.

“Him [Liam] and Scott Fraser are the two and we are in the process of trying to sort out contract offers for them in the next few days and we will take it from there,” he said.

“We are mindful that both players can leave on a free in the summer. If they sign new deals, then brilliant, if they don’t, we will look at offers.

“We want to try and keep them if we can, but we know the limitations that we have in trying to do that.”