Blackburn Rovers boss Paul Ince won't rule out dipping into the lower divisions again for January signings.
He said: "Keith Andrews is a prime example but if you don't work in those leagues you don't know what players are coming through those leagues.
"I knew straight away with Keith, even when he was at Wolves with me, that he could perform in the Premier League. He has shown that this season.
"I think when you get given so much money in the Premier League, you want to try and look for the best, you look for the £8m or £9m player.
"You don't want to look down that low, you feel a bit embarrassed. But clubs like us, who don't have the financial resources, have to look at those players."
He added: "Even the best Championship players will still cost you £7million so you can see the hard thing for clubs like Blackburn. Keith cost £500,000 and he was worth every pound."