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On the lookout for more signings

7 July 2014

Gary Bowyer is eager to make further additions to his playing squad.

Rovers have already strengthened their forward options with the arrival of Chris Brown from Doncaster and Luke Varney from Leeds. But whilst the manager admits he'd like to see more arrivals, it won't be like last season when wholesale changes to the squad were made.

"We need to bring in a couple more bodies," said Bowyer. "We are a few bodies light but we are working very hard on that.

"I don't think we need to add that many, I really don't. I think if we can bring in three or four on top of what we had at the end of last season then that would be us.

"I think if you look back at last season we signed three in the last week going into the start of the season which isn't ideal, but we won't be in that state this time because of how well we did throughout the year.

"There's only really Chris Brown that has to get introduced to the group so that is a massive advantage for being that tight already. So if we can get the ones that we want in quickly now then it settles everybody down and we can just really concentrate on the football."

The loan market is also an option for the Rovers boss having successfully used it last season, with Todd Kane and Michael Keane. Whilst both Tom Cairney and Rudy Gestede saw their initial loans turned into permanent moves.

"You saw the benefit of our loans last season from the Premier League clubs," added the manager. "We had Todd Kane, and Michael Keane, who had an impact when he came.

"So we will certainly look at that, it was successful for us and we hope that it will be again this season."

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