BURTON NOT SUITED TO BLUES
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Loan bids to sign Jose Dominguez and Ruel Fox from Tottenham failed with the Portuguese winger reluctant to move back to the club where he made his name so Francis was forced to look elsewhere.
Burton was an option and a deal was reportedly agreed with Rams manager Jim Smith but the Jamaican international, who played in the World Cup, is jetting out to China to play for his country in February.
At least Dele Adebola is available for selection after being left out of Nigeria`s African Cup of Nations squad so Darren Purse may move back to his more familiar role of centre half. Bryan Hughes is another option to play in attack.