Marvin Emnes’ loan spell at Blackburn Rovers is somewhat up in the air after parent club Swansea City refused to let him play in the FA Cup, according to the Lancashire Telegraph. The 28-year-old was unable to play any part in their 2-1 victory over Sky Bet Championship rivals QPR in the Third Round on Saturday afternoon.

With the managerial change taking place at Swansea City recently, which saw former Derby County head coach Paul Clement enter the Liberty Stadium, there is the fear from Blackburn that they may soon lose the striker.

Although Owen Coyle’s men secured a victory to seal their place in the Fourth Round draw tonight, Emnes is left wondering where he will be playing his football this time next month. He will be available for this weekend’s clash against Ipswich Town at Portman Road, but there is the wonder if this loan deal will be extended as it is soon due to expire. Swansea incidentally were knocked out of the Emirates FA Cup by Hull City.

It is the Premier League club who are paying the majority of the Dutchman’s wages during his temporary stint at Ewood Park. He has netted just three goals for the club, his last coming in September, but he is still seen as a key player by Coyle. It therefore remains to be seen what will happen regarding Emnes this summer. Perhaps Swansea wish to sell his permanently and Blackburn may not be in a position to do that, leading to the possibility he may be recalled and sold, unless Clement wants him in their first-team.

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