Tony Mowbray: ‘Blackburn don’t need to sell’


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Tony Mowbray insists Blackburn do not need to sell any members of their first-team squad and he is instead focused on bringing in some more new recruits.

Rovers have been busy in the transfer market since their relegation from the Championship was confirmed, as 13 players have left Ewood Park, while seven have come in.

The likes of Darragh Lenihan, Jason Steele and Elliott Bennett have all been linked with leaving the club in recent weeks, but Mowbray insists the club do not need to sell and he will only move players on to make room for further new recruits.

“Every decision will be made on merit,” Mowbray told the Lancashire Telegraph.

“We are in a position where we don’t have to sell a footballer but if we do choose to sell one then it will be for reasons to give us funds to strengthen in other areas.”

Peter Whittingham, Ben Gladwin and Bradley Dack are among the new players that have already joined the club this summer, but Mowbray admits he still needs to add further quality to his squad before the transfer window closes at the end of August.

He added: “I sit here relaxed about it but we have to strengthen and look for the right players.”

Blackburn will be hoping to secure an immediate return to the Championship this season and they are priced at 5.25 to claim the League One title come the end of the campaign.

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