Blackburn Rovers will have to wait until towards the end of the month if they want to sign Sunderland striker Danny Graham, according to The Lancashire Telegraph.

Graham has been linked with a move to Blackburn on loan this month after failing to nail down a starting position in the Sunderland first team again this season.  New Rovers boss Paul Lambert is understood to want to bring in a striker to support Jordan Rhodes.

However Blackburn have reportedly been told by Sunderland that it will be towards the end of the month before they can sign the former Swansea City striker.  This is due to Sunderland’s busy start to the new year, during which they might need Graham as back-up in case of injuries.  This point was proven yesterday, with Graham starting the club’s FA Cup defeat to Arsenal.

Rovers manager Paul Lambert again reiterated that the club will mostly be dealing in loans this month, despite Rovers having their transfer embargo lifted.

Lambert said: “In my own head the big window is going to be the summer one. That’s where we have to make our mark. But in this window we can make little movements without going majorly overboard. That’s what we’re trying to do.”

Blackburn’s FA Cup tie away to Newport County yesterday was postponed due to bad weather.