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Rovers step up striker search

Boss eager to add to his forward options

29 June 2017

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Rovers boss Tony Mowbray is asking the fans to ‘watch this space’ as he steps up his pursuit of some new additions in the striking department.

Having brought in attacking midfielders Bradley Dack and Ben Gladwin over the past few days, the manager is now targeting further firepower, as he looks to create real competition for places at the top end of the pitch.

"Danny Graham came in for a few days training before pre-season started and it's great to see that he's so focused," said Mowbray.

"I've talked to him about the focus required. League One is a tough league, but he's been in doing extra training early on and I’m delighted about that.

"We do need to give him some help. We’ve got Anthony Stokes, but I need to create more competition really. I need a hungry firing Danny Graham, who feels a younger different type of striker breathing down his neck.

"Sam Gallagher did that last year and of course we had Lucas Joao and Marvin Emnes. We need players who can put pressure on the striking department and obviously at times play together, because there's so many games in this league, so we’ll need to replace and give them game time.

"We’re looking now. That search has begun. We've made some calls to certain clubs and asked about certain players and to the Blackburn Rovers fans ‘watch this space’.

"Hopefully, over the next few weeks, we'll be trying to add to that department of our team as well, but I think Bradley (Dack) can score goals, Ben (Gladwin) can score goals, Peter's (Whittingham) delivery will help us score goals, but yes, at this moment, with Marvin, Sam and Lucas Joao leaving, that is an area of the pitch we need to strengthen and we're working very hard on that."

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