Blackburn Rovers will listen to loan offers for six youngsters in the January transfer window.

Jon Dahl Tomasson is keen to add bodies to his squad but there will be the opportunity for those on the fringes to head out too.

Amongst those is Jake Batty, who has made just one senior appearance this season. The England youth international was expected to provide cover for Harry Pickering this season but that hasn't materialised.

Rovers have instead moved for Ben Chrisene from Aston Villa, making Batty available for a loan move instead. 

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The defender starred for the Under-21s in midweek, scoring twice and setting up another in a 4-2 comeback win over Reading. Batty is highly rated and regular first-team football elsewhere is viewed as the most important thing for his development.

Zak Gilsenan is another who could be heading out in the EFL. The 20-year-old almost moved in the summer window but ended up staying at Ewood Park.

He has only featured in the Carabao Cup, though he has been in the Championship matchday squad on a couple of occasions.

With other players coming back from injury and new signings anticipated, those opportunities will become fewer and far between. Carlisle United were interested in the summer, though it's unknown if they could revive their interest.

Similarly, Pat Gamble could do the same, though that would be dependent on incomings. Rovers only have three fit centre-backs at the moment but Tomasson wants two more this month.

If Rovers were able to sign two more, it could free up Gamble to leave for more senior experience. He has made two senior appearances, one in each cup competition, this season.

Charlie Weston has been amongst the substitutes in the Championship but still awaits his debut. The England Under-16 international could embark on his loan too.

Jay Haddow and Leni Cirino may also be allowed out on loan if the right offers come in. 

Rovers have recalled Jack Vale from his loan at Lincoln City too. He is likely to head out on loan unless he features for Tomasson's side, which would make him ineligible to play for a third club.