BLACKBURN Rovers' attempts to sign DJ Campbell and Jerome Thomas have broken down at the 11th hour.

The duo put pen to paper on deals at Rovers but neither move was completed in time, before this evening's 11pm transfer deadline.

The last-gasp drama leaves manager Michael Appleton having signed just one player this window, Everton youngster Anton Forrester.

Meanwhile, Simon Vuckevic's contract has been ended by mutual consent, with Diogo Rosado joining Benfica on loan.

Ruben Rochina has also claimed on twitter he has joined Spanish outfit Real Zaragoza on loan until the end of the season.

Jordan Slew has joined Rotherham on loan and Micah Evans has joined Macclesfield on loan.