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Great to get Marvin back

31 January 2017

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Rovers boss Owen Coyle was delighted to finally bring Marvin Emnes back to the club.

The Swansea striker spent the first half of the season on loan at Ewood Park, netting three times in 20 appearances for the club.

A hit with the fans, Emnes returned to his parent club at the end of his loan deal, on January 15th, where he would link up with new Swansea manager Paul Clement.

Coyle made no secret of the fact that he wanted to bring the Dutchman back to East Lancashire and was delighted to finally get the deadline day deal done. 

“We never wanted to lose him for any period of time and it took a couple of weeks longer than we would have hoped, but that was down to circumstances,” said the Rovers manager.

“Paul Clement wanted to have a look and assess his squad moving forward, but we never gave up hope and I would like to thank Swansea and Huw Jenkins in particular, because they’ve been very good to us with regards to the loan and allowing that to come to fruition, so a big thank you to them.

“Marvin was very keen to come back and he indicated that he had enjoyed his time here. I hope he has the impact he had when he came in the first time and shows his quality again during the second half of the season.

“I think the fans have really taken to him and they know his quality. He’s very different to the other striker we have, but equally he has great ability, great quick feet, he’s a clever player, strong, can score a goal and can make a goal, so it gives us a really attacking array of talent.

“We’ll look to keep them all fit and chomping at the bit to play and score goals and try to help Blackburn Rovers win games.”

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