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Tony: Transfer dealings bubbling away nicely

The boss is back in the country and says progress is being made on bolstering his squad ahead of 2018-19

8 June 2018

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Tony Mowbray and Mark Venus CameraSport
Tony Mowbray and Mark Venus

Tony Mowbray is back from his family holiday and looking forward to cracking on with bolstering his squad ahead of the 2018-19 campaign in the Championship.

Rovers are yet to make a move in the transfer market, but Mowbray is relaxed on the situation and says the jigsaw will all fit into place eventually.
 
And the 54-year-old adds that there will be new faces over the coming weeks, insisting that work behind the scenes has been ongoing in his absence.
 
“Things are progressing on a daily basis and I think ultimately with transfer dealings it’s getting people to sign," the boss began.
 
“When I look at the market at the moment there has been a few free transfers moving about at the end of contracts and I think what happens when people go on holiday - myself included - business tends to be slow.
 
“Agents tend to want to know what you are willing to pay a player and then go away to speak to five or six other clubs and see if they can better it.
 
“The first images of players running and sweating in pre-season, that’s when other players realise that they really have to get themselves sorted out."  

"I’m pretty sure that activity will increase over the next couple of weeks."

Tony Mowbray on Rovers' transfer business
And Mowbray has paid tribute to his recruitment team, who he has been in constant contact with and his trusted sidekick in assistant manager Mark Venus.
 
“Whilst I’ve been away our recruitment department has been working tirelessly, sending me information and details," he adds.
 
“Veno [Venus] has been trying to put some deals together and I’m pretty sure that activity will increase over the next couple of weeks."


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