I’ve had some good conversations with David and he think he probably sees himself more as a holding midfielder at times.
The decision to allow the Canadian international to join fellow Sky Bet Championship side Huddersfield Town perhaps raised some eyebrows.
However, Rowett insists that he has enough cover for him and that in the event of an injury crisis he would be able to dip into the loan window himself.
“What we always look at is trimming down the squad and getting some players that are not playing regularly, and perhaps expect to play regularly some game time,” said Rowett.
“I’ve had some good conversations with David and he think he probably sees himself more as a holding midfielder at times and I think we probably need another out and out centre-back to go and compete.
“We felt we’d got enough in the building at the moment with Jonathan Spector who can cover a multitude of positions.
“We’ve also got an option of young Charlee Adams who has done fantastically well at Lincoln as a holding midfielder and he is someone I would like to get back involved at some point because I think he can really play a huge part over the next year or so.
“Again we would only do it if I felt as though there was a way we could strengthen the team. I would certainly not let people out if I felt it would weaken us massively.
“It’s always a funny one, the transfer window, because if you don’t manage to take a permanent or loan player in, then you’ve only got to wait a week and a bit before it reopens for emergency loans.
“People just have to trust there is a reason behind everything we do and it’s about filling the little gaps in the squad where you think perhaps you need to.”