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Blackburn Rovers boss Gary Bowyer to step up bid for new striker
BLACKBURN Rovers boss Gary Bowyer will step up his search for a new forward with the Ewood chief hopeful of adding to his squad before tomorrow night’s trip to Doncaster Rovers.
Injuries to DJ Campbell and Ruben Rochina have left Rovers a little light up front and Bowyer is keen to freshen up his squad before the transfer window closes on September 2.
And Bowyer confirmed that he was trying to tie up a loan deal ahead of the visit to the Keepmoat Stadium.
The Rovers boss said: “A loan is probably the right way to look at things at the moment because in DJ and Ruben we have two good players who will be valuable to us when fit.
“I am looking to bring in an attacking player and hopefully we can do something before the Doncaster game.
“I would like to add a couple more before the window closes but that is also dependent on players going out as well.”
Campbell is targeting a quicker than expected return from his injury but Bowyer remains keen to add to his squad with Rochina expected to be out for four months.
A number of players could depart Ewood this month with Mauro Formica, Morten Gamst Pedersen and Gael Givet all likely to leave.
There remains interest in Jordan Rhodes and Scott Dann from top-flight clubs although no bids have been made for either.
Meanwhile, Bowyer believes his side can kick-start their Championship campaign with a win at Doncaster after an opening week of the season that brought one point from two league games and a disappointing Capital One Cup exit at League One side Carlisle.
He said: “We have a young team at the moment and a lot of new players and I am sure we will keep on improving.
“We are only one week into the season. There were plenty of positives from the Derby game where we were unlucky not to win and if we can combine those qualities with the fighting spirit we showed against Forest then we will have a chance at Doncaster.
“It will be a difficult game but there is no reason why we can’t get up and running with a win.”
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