It’s been a mixed start to the season for Blackburn Rovers.
With four wins and five defeats from their 11 league games so far, Tony Mowbray’s side currently sit 12th in the Championship table, five points adrift of the play-offs, and seven clear of the relegation.
Now, with the season already into mid-November, attentions are slowly starting to turn towards the January transfer window, and Rovers will no doubt have some decisions to make as to who comes in and who goes out of Ewood Park.
There is also a strong chance that there will be some Blackburn players counting down the days until the transfer window reopens in the hope of securing a move elsewhere, and here, we take a look at two members of Rovers’ squad who may be in exactly that position.
Having started in Blackburn’s last two league games of the 2019/20 season, opportunities have been less frequent for Carter in the current campaign.
The return of Scott Wharton from a string of loan spells away from Ewood Park means that even though senior centre-backs Darragh Lenihan, Derrick Williams and Daniel Ayala have all been absent at some point this campaign, Carter has yet to feature for Rovers this season, only making the bench once.
As a result, the 20-year-old is likely to be hopeful for a loan move of his own in January, in order to give him more experience of first-team football, and the chance to prove he can be a reliable option for Mowbray to call upon in the heart of Rovers’ defence in the future.
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With Lewis Holtby and Joe Rothwell dropping into deeper roles this season, the competition for places in holding midfield is now greater than ever for Rovers.
One player who that could prove costly for is Jacob Davenport, who even though he now looks to have got past the injury problems that restricted him so much after his 2018 move to Blackburn from Manchester City, has made just two substitute appearances for Mowbray’s side in the current campaign.
You feel, therefore, that the 21-year-old could certainly benefit from a move elsewhere, be it a loan move to prove to Mowbray he is worth taking a chance on in Rovers’ side, or a permanent deal in the hope of establishing himself as a regular first-team player.