Quiet deadline day is a big thumbs-up for Dean
THE emergency loan window closed with no further ins and outs at the Pirelli Stadium.
And, above all else, that was a massive vote of confidence for Burton Albion's young goalkeeper, Dean Lyness.
He was named man of the match on Tuesday in his second full appearance, the 1-0 defeat at home to Aldershot Town.
Lyness made a stunning point-blank save in the second half to keep the score at 1-0, beating away an effort from Shots scorer Dani Lopez, and his handling throughout looked confident.
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Rowett confirmed that he had not sought to bring in a goalkeeper.
"I think, over the two games, Dean has done well and deserves his chance," said Rowett.
"Yes, he was probably man of the match on Tuesday more because none of the outfield players made a case – but he made a great save and he came and caught crosses.
"He tries to be really proactive like that and being so positive is unusual in a young keeper – they will often stay on their line if they've made a mistake.
"Dean will make mistakes – like everyone else. You will see someone like Joe Hart make mistakes too.
"We've said that Dean is one for the future.
"His chance has come sooner than we expected but, although we are an ambitious club, we also want to be in the position to develop someone if we can.
"It's six weeks until the window opens again in January and we will see how he does in that time."
Rowett said he had hoped to bring in one player and considered loaning one out yesterday but neither deal went through and that did not unduly concern him.
With club captain John McGrath back on the pitch as a substitute on Tuesday night after his long lay-off with a foot injury, the Brewers are not far from full strength and the manager has several established players awaiting a first-team chance.
The arrival of young Leicester City striker Jacob Blyth in midweek gave them another option up front, while winger Jordan Chapell has extended his loan deal from Sheffield United and is close to being available again after an ankle injury.