Blackburn Rovers boss Tony Mowbray has told the Lancashire Telegraph that it is essential that the club signs some players in January.
Rovers are currently flying high in the Sky Bet Championship, with Mowbray’s men competing for promotion against all the odds that have been stacked against them.
Now there is a clear aim to make the most out of the ongoing transfer window, especially after the loss of both Ian Poveda and Leighton Clarkson, with the former having sustained an injury and the latter being recalled by Liverpool from his loan spell at Ewood Park.
Now the Blackburn boss has claimed that it is imperative for his side to add more depth to their squad, as he stated the following recently:
“It feels a little bit light.
“I’m more happy with (Daniel) Ayala not being able to get a game at the moment, or Sam Gallagher not being in the starting line-up, knowing that we have men behind men to do a job.
“But as a coach you’d like five or six of those experienced players ready to do the job.”
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It appears that Rovers will once again be focused on the loan market, with a move for Sheffield United’s Oliver Burke having already been mooted by various sources.
Meanwhile the Lancashire side will also be keen to keep hold of their top scorer, Ben Brereton Diaz, with the Chile international having attracted interest from the Premier League in more recent times.
It will certainly be interesting to see who Rovers bring in over the next few weeks as they will arguably have to be players that are either as good as or even better than what they already have at their disposal.
It is no easy task to meet such requirements and as a result it wouldn’t be shock if the additions they do make are just for back up and rotation purposes.
Their starting eleven is pretty settled at present, so it will be tough for anyone to win a place in the side at this stage of the campaign.
However if there are injuries, there will inevitably be a window of opportunity for a loan player to come in and potentially make a lasting impact.