Blackburn Rovers picked up a hugely significant victory over Derby County over the weekend.
Tony Mowbray’s side were hardly the leading contenders to be sucked into the Championship’s relegation battle, but poor form had left it a possibility.
So, beating Derby with a comeback win on Friday night was a huge step towards safety and now allows Rovers to begin planning for the new campaign in 2021/22.
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On the whole, the current campaign has been a disappointment and that planning for what’s to come is going to be vitally important.
A big thing is going to be transfers, which leads us nicely into this Blackburn transfer round-up…
Adam Armstrong/Lawrence Shankland
This feels like a good place to start as you’d imagine that Blackburn’s key summer saga will revolve around Armstrong.
With 19 goals to his name this season, he’s going to attract Premier League interest.
Football League World understand that West Ham and Newcastle United will be interested parties, whilst Blackburn have already lined up a potential replacement in Lawrence Shankland.
Whilst it isn’t exactly a fresh update, it’s the saga that all Blackburn fans will have an eye on this winter.
Carlos Mendes Gomes
The Sunday Mirror (print) have credited Blackburn with an interest in Mendes Gomes.
The 22-year-old has 15 goals in League Two this season and has been a player that’s really caught the eye for Morecambe.
Over the weekend, his manager, Derek Adams, commented on the transfer links that are starting to emerge.
As per Daily Record, he said: “It’s not beneficial for me, the club or Carlos to say what the situation is, but I’m very comfortable with it as I’ve said all along.
“Until there’s a bid put in for any of our players, speculation is all it is.
“It is a good thing to have though. If other clubs are being linked with your players, it means something positive must be happening.”
Blackburn’s summer business could well hinge on the players that Mowbray has approaching the latter end of their career.
In a recent interview with Lancashire Telegraph, the Blackburn boss admitted that it wasn’t an ideal situation that the club were in with regard to player contracts.
He said: “There’s no real urgency, there’s not 11 players out of contract, we can still pick up options. It’s still not ideal.
“If these players are ones you want to help take your club forward and you can see helping you, they’re still moving into the last year of their deal, which isn’t ideal.”