Chesterfield have completed the signing of Birmingham City striker Lee Novak on a season-long loan.
Novak joins for the rest of the season. This comes after defender David Edgar joined Sheffield United, also on a loan.
Rowett must be likely to have some signings incoming. The Blues squad is thinning out before any new signings are made. This could be to gain more funds, but with the transfer window closing at the end of the month, Rowett will be even more busy.
Lee Clark was the man to bring in Novak, who played for him at Huddersfield Town. But now Gary Rowett is making the team his own, Kieftenbeld and Toral are the latest signings so far.
The Newcastle born striker joined Blues back in 2013 and played 59 times, scoring only 10 goals.
Here’s what Rowett had to say about the move:
“Lee is another one, a little bit like Dave Edgar, he has worked very hard, his attitude has been fantastic but he has not played much football last year,” Rowett said.
“I have to look at different ways of generating some freshness in the squad and also temper that with how motivated would one or two players be if they have another season where they are not playing in the last season of their contract.
“There are times where one or two decent players have to leave a) to get football themselves and b) to allow someone else to come in who is perhaps a little newer, a little higher motivation levels to be part of what we are doing long term not just short term.
“I wish him all the best, the one thing I would never say about Lee Novak is he doesn’t work hard.
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