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Boss eager to make more additions

Mowbray on the hunt for further reinforcements

25 June 2017

Having brought in two signings over the summer break, Tony Mowbray is leaving no stone unturned in his attempts to further strengthen the squad.

The Rovers boss has added midfield reinforcements in the shape of Peter Whittingham and Richie Smallwood, and is eager to continue to build up the playing staff ahead of the start of the 2017-18 season.

Mowbray and assistant Mark Venus are working hard to get more bodies into the building, and are on the lookout for players who can add to the attacking talent that is already at the club.

I'd still like to add in the forward end of the pitch and hopefully the supporters will see that in the coming weeks

Tony Mowbray

"I've talked that the football team needs balance, so we need some workers and some people who are going to compete on the winter nights in an away game on a bobbly pitch," said the manager.

"We need to have people who can put their foot in and tackle and win the ball back for us.

"So that process has been going on right through the summer for us and we are pleased to have got Peter and Richie over the line and hopefully we can add some more as we move forward.

"We still need to add some goals to that midfield, I would like to think Peter Whittingham could get close to double figures with his free-kicks and his shooting from range. But I'd still like to add in the forward end of the pitch and hopefully the supporters will see that in the coming weeks of goals from either attacking midfield players, or wingers, or centre forwards or number 10s that we bring in.

"Then hopefully we will have enough players in our squad that can make sure that we do score the 70 or 80 goals that is required to be at the top end of the table."

• Don't forget, Rovers fans have until Saturday July 1st to take advantage of the club's price freeze on season tickets for the 2017-18 season.

With adult prices starting from just £279, it means supporters who buy or renew a season ticket can see all the action at Ewood Park for less than £13 per game.

For more details, visit the new supporter portal 'My Rovers' at www.my-rovers.co.uk


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