Tony Mowbray is still looking at further reinforcing his Blackburn Rovers squad, with three new players being eyed up before the loan window ends at the end of August.

Mowbray was frustrated on transfer deadline day, as Blackburn Rovers had bids turned down for Queens Park Rangers playmaker Luke Freeman and Nottingham Forest youngster Ben Brereton. Despite the end of the permanent window, Mowbray is still eager to further strengthen his side, with three new deals being worked on.

The 54-year-old is hungry to get the deals over the line, but admitted that the deals could be quite unpredictable. He told the Lancashire Telegraph:



“We probably will have, but we might not.

“We’re working on three, there’s three on the move, whether they hit the buffers and don’t happen we’ll wait and see.

“They might all come in a short space of time, who knows, let’s wait and see.

“What I do know is that we need to add to the quality. There were parts that showed we’re still a little bit off and need to strengthen in certain areas of the pitch.”

Blackburn Rovers have been targetting a new centre-back, after letting youngster Scott Wharton move to Lincoln City on loan. Rovers had targetted Charlton Athletic defender Patrick Bauer, who posted on Twitter that he would be leaving The Valley at the end of the season. Addicks manager Lee Bowyer told the South London Press that he was told by owner Roland Duchatelet Bauer was offered a new deal.

However, the German defender revealed that he had not been offered a new deal, and would be leaving the club upon his contract expiry at the end of the season:

Rovers were originally put off by Charlton’s £3m valuation of Bauer, but they have seemingly come into money, and they could use Bauer situation to their advantage, as Charlton will be hoping not to lose him on a free at the end of the season.

Mowbray is keen to bring in attacking reinforcements, and could look for another midfielder. Peterborough United star man Marcus Maddison has been linked with Rovers, and both Maddison and Posh are keen to send Maddison away until January.

It could be an interesting few days at Ewood Park, with manager Mowbray keen to bring in some new faces as they look to build on last season’s promotion.

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