BLACKBURN Rovers boss Owen Coyle is waiting on answers from Premier League clubs over potential loan moves.

Coyle admits there are ‘one or two’ top-flight players he has asked about as he attempts to add to the five summer signings he has made.

But he knows he may have to be patient given the fact his targets have gone away on pre-season tours with their parent clubs.

The Premier League kicks off a week later than the Championship on Saturday, August 13.

And most clubs in the top division are currently training without players who participated at Euro 2016.

That means Coyle, who has identified a left-back and a pacy striker, is having to bide his time.

He said: “There are one or two who I’ve asked about and obviously within that, because of the pre-season, the Euros and such forth, a number of those players are then travelling to pre-season tours with their teams.

“That will tell you they are from Premier League clubs.

“We continue to monitor that and continue to see if they’re going to be available.

“Sometimes they go away (on pre-season) and they’re sensational and the manager thinks, ‘I can’t let them out’.

“We just have to wait and see but there’s one or two that I’ve asked about and we’ll see what the next few weeks brings in that respect.”

Coyle is also on the lookout for another centre-back and goalkeeper.

But he will not hesitate to bring in players for other areas of the pitch if he feels they will improve his squad.

Coyle, whose side head to Morecambe today for a three-team tournament also involving Bury, said: “We think the lads we’ve brought in represent very good bits of business.

“But we still want to add to that and that applies to every area of the field if there are players who can help us and can make us better.

“It’s not as easy as saying, ‘yes, I need that, that and that’, and you get it. It takes a number of things.

“It takes availability, it takes finance, it takes the player wanting to come, it takes the parting club to let the player go.

“But it won’t stop us touching base with our contacts so that if something happens we’ll be ready to push the button and bring another very good player to the club.”

This season marks the first since the closure of the emergency loan window in the English Football League.

That means clubs in the Championship, League One and League Two will not be able to sign players outside of the summer and January transfer windows.

And Coyle said: “With no emergency loans when the window closes come August 31 you have to make sure you’re ready to get to January 1.

“We all know within the game that we play that you’ll pick up knocks here and there, and that there’ll be suspensions, so we have to make sure we’re prepared and covered in all those areas.”

Rovers take on League One side Bury at 1pm this afternoon before facing a second hour-long match, also featuring two 30-minute-halves, against League Two hosts Morecambe at 2.30pm.

Elsewhere today Rovers Under-21 make the trip to Bamber Bridge (3pm) while the Under-18s host Morecambe (11am).