If I look back now at last January we added too many players which ended up giving us that instability.
The Blues boss believes that adding so many new additions to his squad during January 2016 could have been a major factor in seeing his side's results tail off towards the end of last season's campaign.
"I think we learnt a lot from that," said Rowett
"We wanted to strengthen more at the start of this season and work with that group until the end of the season, rather than be very reactionary in January and for me to try and find a solution.
"If I look back now at last January we added too many players which ended up giving us that instability in terms of not getting the team selection consistent, because you're always looking at putting
other players in because you think they deserve it.
"This year we've got players ready, but they're going to have to wait for their turn and when they come in they're going to have to perform.
"I certainly think we've got a better and stronger squad with more options now.
"I know that some people might think if money is available in January we should spend it, but we might not have to bring four or five players in.
"It might just be one or two that make a real difference.
"We've also got players in there now who I think still have got a lot of potential to come."