OWEN Coyle is in talks with a Premier League club over a rising star who he believes could be a ‘difference maker’ to his Blackburn Rovers team.

The busy Rovers boss is working around the clock to bring in two ‘quality, proven strikers’ as well as pace on the flanks.

But Coyle has also confirmed he is chasing a player on loan who could provide the bullets for the new-look attack he is attempting to build.

And he hopes his and Rovers’ reputation for developing youngsters could help push the deal over the line.

“I’m in discussions with a Premier League club about getting a player into the club who I think could be a difference maker on the park,” said Coyle, who helped set Jack Wilshere, Daniel Sturridge and Benik Afobe on the road to stardom when he took the top-flight trio under his wing at Bolton Wanderers.

“He’s the type of player that can find that final pass, that can open up defences, and that can deliver from set-plays.

“I’m not quite there yet but I’m working my socks off to try and get it done.

“I think we have an eye for spotting good players and we do have a good relationship with the elite clubs.

“They know when they send out their players on loan, we will look after them, in terms of their developments as players, and Blackburn Rovers is a club tailored to looking after the needs of young players.

“So there is one, just now, without naming him, I’m well down the road with. It’s just getting over the hurdles.

“We want that injection of pace in the right areas, that experience in the right areas, and that young enthusiasm and natural talent in the right areas.

“If we get that, and add to the quality we already have at the club, it will give us a team that I think could be competitive, and a team that could stand toe to toe with the best.”

Coyle was appointed to the Ewood Park hotseat two weeks ago today after Rovers went the first month of the post-season without a manager.

And the former Republic of Ireland international added: “I’m working very hard to bring in two proven, quality strikers who have played at a high level. That’s what we’re working really hard to get over the line at the moment.

“It’s never easy because if we’re after them, then you can guarantee there’ll be another nine, 10 or 11 clubs after them as well.

“But we’re using all the contacts, all the abilities and attributes we’ve picked up over the years at doing this to try to get these players into the club.

“The other thing is we’re actually playing a bit of catch-up because since the end of the season everyone else has been putting down their markers and getting in touch.

“From being at the back of that queue I’ve had to get us to the front of that queue, and get in front of people, and show them Blackburn Rovers club is a club they want to come to and continue and enhance their careers.”