Blackburn Rovers can start planning for another season in the Championship after securing their survival with ease in recent weeks.
Tony Mowbray’s side beat Bolton Wanderers 2-0 on Easter Monday to secure their fourth consecutive victory.
This winning streak has allowed Mowbray to start preparing for an important summer, with Blackburn looking to consolidate their second-tier status after achieving promotion from League One last term.
The Blackburn manager has confessed he is looking at a wide range of options to give Rovers some added strength in depth ahead of next season.
“Sometimes, you need a bit of experience, quality and class to drag you over the line,” he told the Lancashire Telegraph.
“We’re looking hard for all sorts of players, all over Europe.
“All the staff have been away in Europe on scouting missions and I am off to Europe myself where I’ll spend the next two days with my eye out for some talent.”
Mowbray will be hoping his findings on the continent can help Blackburn mount a top-six challenge, after finishing this season so strongly.
Mowbray has exactly the attitude that Blackburn fans should want in their manager.
There could have been a tendency for Rovers to rest on their laurels after a successful return to the second tier.
But Mowbray’s desire for consistent improvement shows that Blackburn have the right man in charge.
The club will really benefit from a more expansive scouting network to help them compete higher up the table.