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We have a budget to improve the squad

25 May 2017

Tony Mowbray has received assurances from the owners that there will be a budget available to give the club the best possible chance of returning to the Championship at the first attempt.

The Rovers boss spent a fruitful few days out in India, discussing his plans for the new season and how to improve the current playing squad.

Mowbray knows that there are various areas of the squad that will need strengthening before the new campaign gets underway and has admitted he has already set about plans to rectify that.

"There is going to be a budget to purchase some players," revealed Mowbray.

"It can be done on free transfers and loan players, but I would like to try and build a club and not have a scenario of having so many players leave at the end of the season.

"You have to try and build an infrastructure and a contractual situation where less players run out of contract.

"We understand that there are specific areas in the squad that need filling, the owners have listened to all that I have had to say and they were very on board with the ideas.

"So, hopefully, we will get on in the next few weeks and try to start the recruitment process. 

"Before I came out to India, I started initial conversations with one or two people and hopefully we can start the process very quickly from this point on and try to rebuild the team.

"We have to remember that we are in League One, so there shouldn't be an expectation from the supporters that we are going to spend millions and millions of pounds on players.

"There aren't many teams in League One that buy any footballers, so it is good for me that we can go and buy players. 

"There is a budget for us, so we have to get players that are good enough to get us to the top end in this league and hopefully it will see us bounce straight back."

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