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We are continuing to build a competitive squad

Boss still on the lookout for more signings

3 August 2017

CameraSport

Tony Mowbray still hopes to have one further addition signed in time for Saturday's league opener at Southend United.

The Rovers boss has certainly been busy this pre-season with seven new arrivals to date, and he's eager for an eighth to be completed in time to travel with the rest of the squad to Roots Hall.

I feel that the squad has got a decent balance to it, it just maybe needs padding out a little bit.

Tony Mowbray

"We are continuing to build a squad at this football club and we've got another three and a bit weeks to try and get the numbers right and have a squad that we feel - at least until the new year - can be competitive," said Mowbray.

"There's a lot of work, I still feel we need quite a few more players just to deepen the squad off.

"They'll probably be loan players, but we'll see. If the right player comes along we'll see. Just to help the existing players that we've got.

"I feel that the squad has got a decent balance to it, it just maybe needs padding out a little bit.

"I'm looking at all areas of the pitch I'd have to say. Defensively we do need some cover. I like the 11-12-13 players that I can pick a team from and be quite happy with that.

"But the obvious statement is that we are going to pick injuries up over the course of the season and maybe some suspensions, and you need to not to just go to the kids to try and fill in. Particularly in certain areas. I just think we need some more numbers."

Tickets for Saturday's match against Southend United will be on sale at Ewood until 2.00pm Friday. Advanced prices are Adults £22, Seniors 60+ £15, 17-22s & Students £14 (students must produce valid ID), Junior (9-16) £10, Under 8 £4, Disabled £14.

After that tickets will be available on the day from Roots Hall from the away ticket office on Fairfax Drive. Matchday prices are Adults £25, Seniors 60+ £18, 17-22s & Students £17, Junior (9-16) £12, Under 8 £5, Disabled £17.

Call the ticket office on 01254 372000 for further information.


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