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Rumour Mill-You can still put a Brett on!

Rumour Mill-You can still put a Brett on!

Burnley were linked strongly with a permanent move for 24-year-old Bristol City striker,Brett Pitman in the summer transfer window but a deal was not forthcoming and the window closed last Friday.

It looks like Pitman's days at Ashton Gate though are numbered with the Robins signing strikers Sam Baldock and Steven Davies in the summer and sidelining the former Bournemouth forward even more.Pitman did not even make City`s eighteen for their 1-0 loss at Barnsley last weekend and sources close to the player have suggested he is keen on looking for a new challenge.

The Lancashire Telegraph believe Burnley did not have enough money to sign Pitman on a permanent deal stating:

'Burnley were never going to match the fee in the region of £500,000 for the 24-year-old but, with the emergency loan window opening on Friday, are considering another move for him.'

Some Clarets may find that statement staggering considering the amount of money we got for Rodriguez not to mention the money received from the sell-on fee for Steven Fletcher moving from Wolves to Sunderland recently! Eddie Howe has only seen a fraction of that money and it is really difficult to believe a club with ambition would not be able to find the dosh to buy a player Howe clearly rates at such a modest rate.

Anyway, what chances then of bringing him to Turf Moor on loan? It would appear quite high since Pitman is still at Ashton Gate and is unlikely to feature in the Robins first team anytime soon. Only Burnley and former club, Bournemouth showed any interest in the player in the summer transfer window by all accounts which might be a worry in itself. He is now though available on loan and Howe could be favourite to sign him with both knowing each other from their time together at Dean Court. The loan window opens this Friday and it appears Howe is keen to add to his striking options before the next game at home to Peterborough a week Saturday following the international break. Pitman is not Burnley`s only option ahead of the opening of the emergency loan window according to the LT so we could see a few new faces arrive at Turf Moor pretty soon.

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Date:Wednesday September 5 2012
Time: 11:33AM


Bit worrying he cant get into the Bristol City first team and only a lower league club showed any interest in him apart from Burnley in the summer.
05/09/2012 11:40:00
Lets face it we need someone in soon, weather it be Pitman or someone else
05/09/2012 11:43:00
Why is he not in Bristols team? I worry about taking players out of favour with clubs that I would hope we are going to end up higher than in the table.
05/09/2012 12:18:00
He always seemed to score against us mind!!
05/09/2012 12:31:00
I may point out that our defence is leaking like a sieve( 8 goals in just four games ) and maybe there is where we should look for added strength.
05/09/2012 12:41:00
With regards to the defence ' claretfromaway', I think the goals against column is worse than it deserves to be. At least 2 out of the 3 against Boro are very good goals and I would also argue that the 2 Mackail Smith scored on Saturday would be difficult to blame on the defence. That is half the goals we have conceded so far. In the two games I have seen, Bolton at home we looked quite solid, and Huddersfield created very few real chances.
05/09/2012 12:54:00
A move may be just what he needs to find his form again, but I'd prefer to see Connor Wickham arrive, if the rumour turns out to be true.
05/09/2012 13:09:00
I think we need both Wickham and Pitman, honestly! we have Patto who cant put a game together, Vokes who is less than impressive and Charlie boy who we need to keep injury free we have absolutely no cover at all with Ings injured and McDonald out at Plymouth if Eddie doesn't bring in a couple of loanees I think we will be in real trouble
05/09/2012 18:53:00
I think your being a bit harsh on Vokes Hollins - I think he will prove to be a decent signing.
05/09/2012 20:17:00
But you see lads, your always going to be living in our shadow. Id just give up.
05/09/2012 23:40:00
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