UNITED PLAYERS ON LOAN
Blackburn Rovers manager Gary Bowyer managed to prevent the club from relegation at the end of last season. Any relegation would have seriously destroyed the hopes of the club ever coming back to the Premier league because they had suffered relegation from the Premier league only 12 months before.
Bowyer will be in charge of the club going into the new season. He has said that fans should not expect miracles in the second season in the championship. However, he is hoping to get the club promoted back into the Premier league through a number of ways.
Bowyer has revealed that he wants to strengthen the team by bringing in players from big clubs like Manchester United on loan deals. Clubs like Manchester United send a number of young players out on loan deals every summer. This usually benefits clubs lower down the division, and Bowyer is planning to benefit from this in the new era for Manchester United. He has revealed that he wants to develop a good relationship with Manchester United manager David Moyes, who took over from Sir Alex Ferguson in the summer.
United have one of the best youth academies in the country, but they are unable to provide most of their youngsters with an opportunity in the first team due to the intense competition.
"Manchester United are only down the road and they have some talented players, ones I've seen growing up so I'm aware of them. If we can establish a link with them in terms of bringing players to give them experience in the Championship, it's a fantastic contact. Derek obviously had David at Preston and when we were in the run-in during last season I just asked if it would be possible to speak to him," said Bowyer in a recent interview.