Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph, Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray has hinted that the club will look to bring in another left-back in the January transfer window.

Summer signing Greg Cunningham had impressed at left-back in the early stages of the season after joining on loan from fellow Championship side Cardiff City. However, after suffering a season-ending injury, the options in Blackburn Rovers’ left-back department are light.

Now, speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph, manager Tony Mowbray has said that the club have “a lot of things to address” in the January transfer window, going on to hint that a move for a new left-back is likely to be on the cards. Speaking ahead of this weekend’s game against Leeds United, he said:

IN OTHER NEWS:  Stoke City linked with swoop for Blackpool midfielder

“We have lots of things we have to address in January, we’ll see how it pans out for us. What we do know is that Greg is going to be out for the rest of the season. I think it’s fair to say that Amari’i is striving to find some consistency in his performances and that’s why he’s found himself in and out of the team.

“It’s not ideal for Elliott to go and play at left-back. Derrick found himself there last weekend, even though we had discussions in pre-season about him not really wanting to be considered to play there but if needs be then he’d play there.

“Longer term it’s maybe something we need to look at and try and find someone that brings real competition to that position.”


About Author

Writer for The72 and currently studying at the University of Lincoln. Based in Peterborough/ Lincoln and often writing about Peterborough United amongst other Championship and League One clubs.