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6 December 2013

Club signals intent to keep squad intact

Senior club officials have confirmed their intent to keep Sean Dyche’s squad intact in the January transfer window.

Co-Chairman John Banaszkiewicz told a meeting of the club’s shareholders losing the likes of Danny Ings, Sam Vokes or Kieran Trippier would be a “disaster” with the Clarets’ currently flying high in the Championship.

Mr Banaszkiewicz said: “It would be a disaster is we were to sell those players, so we don’t have any intention.”

Chief Executive Lee Hoos added: “Of course we intend to keep players. If you recall, we didn’t sell say Rodriguez in the January transfer window and we didn’t sell Charlie Austin in the January transfer window. 

“It’s the worst time. When you are trying to take things forward the last thing you want to do is lose key people in January. We are just not interested.”

Meanwhile, the club have confirmed they are in talks with former Operational Director Brendan Flood regarding a return to the Board of Directors.

Rossendale businessman and lifelong supporter Mr Flood, who first joined the Board in 2006, stood down in January, left his position for personal reasons.

Brendan Flood at Turf Moor this week, alongside manager Sean Dyche and Co-Chairman John Banaszkiewicz
Mr Banaszkiewicz said:  “We are in discussions with Brendan at the moment about him possibly coming back on the Board.

“I am a partner with Brendan in UCFB, which is going incredibly well. 

“He is a major shareholder who has 25% of the shares and obviously he would still like to be part of the Board, so we are in the process of discussing it.”

The annual Shareholders meeting also heard that the Board of Directors confirm a £7.6m loss for the year ending June 2013.
The Board also vowed to look to strengthen the squad in the January transfer window, should targets became available and fit in with the club’s financial situation.

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