John Eustace reiterated the need for 'help' in the transfer market with the Blackburn Rovers head coach keen to add across the pitch.

Rovers are yet to make a senior signing this summer and are in need of additions to bolster their squad ahead of the new season. Rovers had three new faces in the door before July last summer.

A goalkeeper is now an obvious need for Eustace after the exit of Leopold Wahlstedt. Tim Krul is among the options being considered with a more experienced goalkeeper likely to arrive to compete with Aynsley Pears.

Since the summer, the Rovers head coach has repeatedly spoken about the need to add more goal-scorers to ease the burden on Sam Szmodics. Four of Rovers' other attackers are also out of contract next summer too.


Having fielded a very young second-half XI at Accrington Stanley, Eustace was clear that Rovers need more bodies to strengthen their first-choice team.

"We want to add good quality all over the pitch and I hope we can do that," he said.

"I want to bring in good players to ensure there is competition for places. Leo (Wahlstedt) has gone out, so we need to bring one in, of course we do, to put pressure on Pearsy. That counts for all positions.

"We have a very good squad but we're short of numbers, they need help, we saw with the second-half team it was very young. That's brilliant but we need to help the first XI as well.

"I have come here to build and to be successful, everyone wants good players coming into the building and that is what I want.

"We need to bring in more quality into that final third, I think it was evident again today that we had four or five great chances and we have to be clinical in that final third now.

"The recruitment side are working their socks off to make sure we can do that."

Rovers have been busy restructuring their recruitment team. Gregg Broughton and Sean Kimberley have both left with Rudy Gestede and John Park acquiring similar roles, with Adam Owen arriving too.

Eustace doesn't believe the wait to appoint those who will lead their transfer business has delayed any business. 

"I don't think so, not many teams have done much business in the Championship up to now," Eustace said.

"Things will take care of themselves. It's very evident that we have to add quality to this group.

"I said at the end of the season that we want four or five really good players to add to the excellent players that we have here. Hopefully, that will be the case.

"It's about us building properly. It's been four or five months since we came in. 

"The main goal was to stay in the league which we did and now we need to build a proper football club with a proper group of players that can challenge to get up the league over the next couple of years."