Blackburn Rovers' season is only three weeks old but, already, attention is turning to the new campaign.

Rovers' players are currently recharging their batteries and taking their holidays but in a month, they will be back for the first day of pre-season training.

The transfer links are starting to swirl and whilst there is nothing concrete to report yet, the rumour mill is starting to churn.

The loan market is going to be especially important to Blackburn Rovers yet again, as it will be for most Championship clubs.

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So, how did last season's crop fare? Here's our review.

James Hill

The best of the lot. James Hill didn't get his first Rovers start in the Championship until October but, once he did, he never looked back.

Signed as a centre-back, the Bournemouth loanee found his home at right-back, offering extra height, physicality and balance to the Rovers back line.

It allowed Callum Brittain to bomb on in front of him whilst injecting some much-needed defensive security. It was an important tactical switch which coincided with four wins in a row away from home.

Hill didn't want to go back to Bournemouth in January but their injuries dictated he must. The defender was a great character, a leader beyond his years, and it was a big blow to lose him.

Ben Chrisene

Chrisene arrived with little fanfare, the timing wasn't ideal as he was announced on the same day captain Lewis Travis was loaned to Ipswich Town.

His first few games were a little rusty, he'd just had a long injury lay-off and this was his first stint in the Championship. He stepped in at left-centre-back, an unfamiliar role and didn't shirk the responsibility.

As the season wore on, the better Chrisene got. Clearly more comfortable at full-back or wing-back, the Villa youngster impressed. 

Whilst Rovers must consider their options in the building, Jake Batty and Georgie Gent, I don't think anyone would be scratching their head if Rovers brought him back.

Billy Koumetio

Ah, Billy. We'll always have Newcastle. A lovely fella too.

That was the Liverpool loanee's only appearance for Blackburn Rovers and he certainly made an impression. 

At first, he looked a little like Bambi coming into an electric, fast-paced match but once he settled, he looked solid at left-back.

If Rovers fans are asked to remember one thing from his loan, it will be that touch. Plucked from the Sky effortlessly as it came down with snow on it.

In truth, he was a cover signing while Hayden Carter was injured. Once he returned, they had too many defenders and he was never likely to play much.

Yasin Ayari

Rovers fans certainly saw flashes from Ayari but his season only really got going when the campaign was ending.

The midfielder produced arguably the best performance from a Rovers substitute during the season, coming on against Coventry City, albeit against ten men, and dictating the game.

Ayari clearly has bags of quality on the ball. I think Eustace discovered he was better utilised in deeper areas but there was plenty of competition.

He only made two starts, one was pretty anonymous, the other a good display. Any player will tell you that they need rhythm though.

Ayari could tear it up in his next loan, in the right environment. This just wasn't really it for him or for Rovers.

Andrew Moran

Arguably the most contentious of the lot but I firmly believe Moran was a victim of circumstance. 

He made a great contribution in the early months of the season, becoming a key player in Rovers' best run during November.

When December came, and the injuries hit, Moran was overplayed and lost his form. We have to remember he is only 19 and this was his first senior loan.

His performance levels clearly dipped and he never really rediscovered them, with Eustace going for more experience during the run-in. 

I think there is a player there and, in better circumstances, he could have shown that all season.