Blackburn Rovers head coach Tony Mowbray has told BBC Sport that he is under no pressure to sell any of his players.

The Lancashire side were relegated to Sky Bet League One after a miserable year, becoming the first ever Premier League winner to sink to that division. And usually when a team is relegated, they are forced to sell many of their players to cut the wage bill due to less revenue being brought in. Some players also force a move as they don’t want to play in a lesser league.

But Mowbray has said that despite the relegation he is being backed by their controversial owners the Venky’s and that he is getting no pressure from them to sell any of their players. That means Blackburn may be able to keep a lot of their squad for next season which would put them in a great position to try and get promoted back to the Sky Bet Championship at the first time of asking.

Mowbray said: “They’ve been very supportive and I think they are going to give us some financial support, to ensure that we have a very strong season next year,”

“They are basically telling me that those decisions will be mine. There is no pressure to sell any players.”

“What I know now is it’s a really difficult league,”

“There are some big strong powerful men in that league. It’s a job for men, not for boys, which I found out at Coventry City.”

Blackburn will continue to prepare for life in League One as they look to return to the Championship as quickly as possible.


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