Blackburn Rovers are heading for a disappointing mid-table finish in the Championship this season under Tony Mowbray.
Of course, you can’t take mid-table for granted in one of football’s most unpredictable divisions, but hopes were high for Rovers at the start of the season.
Mowbray’s squad should have been closer to the play-off picture than they currently find themselves, entering this midweek round of fixtures sitting 17th in the table.
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That, then, is going to set Blackburn up for a very interesting summer, with work to do with the squad and some potentially key outgoings feeling like they might be on the horizon.
With that in mind, we take a look at TWO players that you’d imagine will be looking to leave Ewood Park ahead of 2021/22…
We start with a player that Blackburn aren’t going to want to lose in the form of Adam Armstrong.
The striker has scored 21 goals this season in the Championship and has been amongst the division’s most prolific players.
It’s not going to be a case of Blackburn pushing Armstrong out of the door, but the money that might be on the table could be tempting to turn down, as could the clubs interested from Armstrong’s perspective.
Bell is edging closer to the end of his contract at Ewood Park and could well be a player that’s looking to move on this summer.
The 26-year-old has managed 16 appearances this term in the Championship, competing with Barry Douglas for the left-back berth.
Next season, Harry Pickering will be arriving to compete, whilst there’s still a chance that Douglas could come in permanently to provide a senior figure.
Where that leaves Bell is anyone’s guess, as he’s heading into the stage of his career where he needs to be playing games regularly.
He might feel there’s a better chance of those opportunities elsewhere.