Blackburn Rovers are monitoring the progress of both Marcus Harness and Anthony Scully ahead of the January transfer window, according to LancsLive.
Tony Mowbray’s side, who are flying high in the Championship as they currently sit in third position, could have a busy January thanks to the contract status of many top players and also potential bids for the prolific Ben Brereton Diaz.
Mowbray is also on the lookout for fresh faces though and both Harness and Scully have emerged as options for the Lancashire side.
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Football League World exclusively revealed last month that Rovers were one of a number of teams tracking Lincoln City forward Scully, who has scored seven times in League One this season in 15 outings.
The 22-year-old Irishman hit double figures in the third tier in 2020-21 with 11 goals but he has not appeared since mid-November for the Imps because of an injury.
Harness meanwhile has starred for Portsmouth this season with nine goals in 21 appearances, mainly from an attacking midfield role but naturally the 25-year-old is a wide player – an area that Rovers look likely to strengthen next month.
Tony Mowbray may have switched systems recently to one that doesn’t utilise wingers, but it hasn’t stopped two being linked with a potential move to Ewood Park.
Along with Ryan Hedges of Aberdeen who could also arrive at the club, Harness and Scully represent a clear transfer strategy where Rovers are clearly trying to bring in players with the potential to improve.
Unless Rovers decide to cash in on one or two of their soon-to-be out of contract stars though or even Brereton Diaz, then it’s hard to see them splashing out on the kind of fee that it would take to get Harness or Scully out of their clubs.