John Eustace wants to address the balance of experience in his Blackburn Rovers squad this summer.

The Rovers head coach is keen to add more senior players to his group to ensure the young players have guidance in the dressing room.

The exits of senior players such as Daniel Ayala and Bradley Dack were felt last summer, with nobody similar coming in to replace them.

It left Rovers with an incredibly young squad. Their oldest player was Ryan Hedges at 28, up until the January transfer window.

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Kyle McFadzean was then signed, now aged 37, and his impact on and off the field has been invaluable. It's little surprise that Rovers are in talks to sign him to a contract for next season, as revealed by The Lancashire Telegraph last week.

It's been evident that a lack of experience on the pitch and leadership in the dressing room played its role in Rovers tumbling down the table. 

That is something Eustace wants to address in the summer, to ensure his young players still have guidance from within the squad.

"You can see Kyle's impact, he has been a man mountain for us. His organisation skills have been sensational," Eustace told The Lancashire Telegraph.

"He gets the best out of players around him. Listen, you need experience and young players but those young players need people to help them develop.

"There has been a lot of pressure on a young group who haven't experienced these moments in the last two or three months.

"They will learn from that. It's not fair on those players that haven't experienced it to have to deal with that pressure.

"That's why it's important not to get on to the players, realise they're not used to it. The only way to get the best from them is to encourage and make sure everyone's together.

"The experienced players then help. We haven't had enough experience. Fadz for me, has been outstanding since he came in."

The defender has offers from other clubs, thought to be close to his home in Yorkshire, but is keen to stay at Ewood Park if an agreement can be reached.

Rovers' board have been reluctant to sanction deals for players over 30 in the past, due to a lack of resale value. Jon Dahl Tomasson and Gregg Broughton wanted to sign Danny Batth last summer but the club wouldn't sanction a contract for more than a year.

A 12-month deal could be more palatable for McFadzean, though, who signed from Coventry City on a short-term contract with little assurances of anything further.

Whilst Rovers are not expected to wildly change their recruitment model this summer, it would not be a surprise for more Championship experience to come into the building and address the squad balance.