Blackburn Rovers boss Gary Bowyer steps up search as Modou Barrow leaves

Modou Barrow Blackburn to Swansea

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Gary Bowyer has the chance to add two new players to his Blackburn Rovers squad after Swansea City decided to recall Modou Barrow from his loan spell at Ewood Park.

Swans boss Garry Monk has opted to bring the winger back to South Wales after surprisingly allowing Nathan Dyer to move to Leicester City on transfer deadline day on a season-long loan agreement.

Gambia international Barrow has returned to the Liberty Stadium after making five appearances for Rovers.

He had agreed to spend three months at Ewood Park when he joined the Championship side in August but the 22-year-old will now try to earn a place in the Swans’ starting line-up.

Barrow, who won his second cap for Gambia in their African Nations Cup defeat to Cameroon over the weekend, will now challenge Andre Ayew, Jefferson Montero and Wayne Routledge for a first-team spot at the Premier League side.

Monk signed Barrow from Swedish side Ostersunds last summer in a £1.5million deal and he penned a new four-year contract with the club in January.

Under the terms of Blackburn’s Financial Fair Play embargo, Bowyer can have no more than 24 established players in his squad but he currently only has 22 to choose from.

Rovers return to action at Fulham on Sunday and are 2.75 to win at Craven Cottage. Fulham are available at 2.50 to triumph and the draw is 3.20.

Blackburn are being linked with a loan swoop for Newcastle United winger Yoan Gouffran who has made just four substitute appearances for Steve McClaren’s side so far this season.

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