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Blackburn Rovers boss still in search for signings

  • Posted on: 30 August 2017
  • By: content

Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray admits that his side are still working hard to bolster the squad before the close of summer transfer window.

The Rovers boss has already made nine signings to date, but he is said to be eyeing another recruit before August 31st’s 11 pm deadline.

Mowbray has pursued just one defensive signing in Paul Caddis this summer, and the priority is to bring in another defender in the next 10 days. DarraghLenihan is still in the treatment room following his knock in the opening day defeat to Southend United but Scott Wharton is nearing full fitness after spending a month on the sidelines.

Speaking to reporters on his potential signing, Mowbray said: “We need to recruit in that area – we are working hard behind the scenes to try and find the right one. There are lots of options, but when you commit and he becomes your footballer you have to get it right.”

Caddis, Elliot ward, Charlie Mulgrew and Derrick Williams formed the back four for the Rovers in the crucial win over Bradford City over the weekend, and Mowbray was full of praise for their resilience as they kept their first clean sheet of the campaign, he added: “I thought Ward did well after a disappointing performance against Doncaster. He rebounded well and showed his strength of character. Mulgrew did what he’s good at, Caddis sat in there and Williams had his best game of the season. Credit to them.”

Apart from a defender, Mowbray is also keen on recruit another midfielder to his ranks after having previously failed with an approach for West Bromwich Albion prospect Rakeem Harper. Blackburn Rovers have made a poor start to their League One campaign with just one win in their opening three games, and this sees them placed 17th in the standings.