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Talking transfers

31 August 2012

Rovers boss admits that there may more deadline day deals in the offing.

Manager Steve Kean has revealed that the arrival of Jordan Rhodes may not be Rovers’ last bit of business of the transfer window – but insists he is delighted with the squad he has assembled this summer.

Speaking at Friday morning’s weekly press briefing, the Rovers boss said: “There is always a little bit of business late on.

"We've done the majority of our business already. We tried to do most of it early on, which we managed to do.

"There might be one or two that go out, because there has been some late interest.

"Steven Nzonzi – there was interest yesterday from a couple of clubs, so something might happen there. He has a few options, either to loan him or a permanent move.

"There was a bit of interest in Martin Olsson, but I sat down with him yesterday and told him he should get his head down and focus on playing for us and I think he’s of that thought as well."

The club record signing of Rhodes took Rovers’ tally of new arrivals to nine and Kean believes he now has a squad in place to secure promotion back to the Premier League – and stay there.

"We are in a position now where there is one goal and that is to get promoted and I think we've assembled a squad that has Premier League quality,” he said.

"When teams look at our squad and the names that are on the list, then it is a proper team and if we can continue to add points to our solid start and we can get ourselves up there and manage to get promoted then we've got players who can adapt very easily to the division above because lots of them have played in it.

"There's a real sharpness when you look at the quality of player that we’ve brought in."

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