It has been a relatively quiet transfer window for Blackburn Rovers so far this summer.
Centre back Daniel Ayala and goalkeeping duo Thomas Kaminski and Antonis Stergiakis are the only senior players to have made the move to Ewood Park so far this summer.
The rapid breakthrough of 18-year-old attacker Tyrhys Dolan following his move from Preston earlier in the summer also boosted Tony Mowbray’s first-team, but the Lancashire side do still look somewhat short in numbers in certain areas of the pitch.
As a result, bringing in one or two new faces could be vital to Rovers’ hopes of maintaining their impressive start to the season, as they look to secure promotion back to the Premier League in the coming campaign.
Here, we take a look at two players Rovers should look at bringing in to help them compete for a return to the top-flight of English football before the transfer window closes on 5pm on Friday.
With Amari’i Bell the club’s only established option at left-back, adding another option on the left-hand side of their defence looks to be a priority for Rovers between now and the close of the window.
One player who has reportedly emerged as a potential target for the Lancashire club to fill that role, is Leeds United’s Barry Douglas.
Rovers are said to be in talks with Leeds as they look to a structure a deal to bring the one-time Scotland international to Ewood Park, which would surely be a major boost for Tony Mowbray’s side.
Having helped both Wolves and Leeds to the Championship title in recent years, Douglas’ experience could be crucial to Rovers’ own promotion push in the coming campaign, and completing this deal of this high profile would surely send out a statement of intent to the rest of the division.
While much of Rovers’ focus has been on recruiting a left-back, the fact remains that on the other side of their defence, Ryan Nyambe is currently the club’s only established option at right-back.
That is something that Rovers may want to address in case the Namibian picks up an injury, and Buur could be a candidate to help the Ewood Park club address that issue.
Buur is reportedly available for loan as he goes in search of regular first-team football for the coming campaign, meaning he could be open to a move to Tony Mowbray’s side.
It is worth noting that, with Douglas’ wages unlikely to be cheap, the fact that Buur is still only young means he could be more affordable than an established and experienced alternative, if Rovers do look to bring in someone alongside the Leeds man before the window closes.