BLACKBURN Rovers boss Michael Appleton has rated the chances of a new loan signing joining the squad ahead of Saturday's clash with Peterborough at 50-50, having been unable to secure a move for Reading midfielder Jay Tabb.

The Rovers boss is actively seeking new arrivals owing to a lengthy injury list but one man not joining is Tabb.

Appleton confirmed an approach had been made to the Royals for the 29-year-old to move to Ewood Park on loan but the former Coventry man is seeking a more permanent deal.

The Rovers chief is monitoring a number of targets as he bids to strengthen his squad before the loan window closes.