New Blackburn boss Owen Coyle plots further arrivals

New Blackburn boss Owen Coyle

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New Blackburn boss Owen Coyle is targeting further arrivals at the club following the signing of forward Anthony Stokes last week.

The Republic of Ireland international moved to Ewood Park following his release by Celtic at the end of last season, to become Coyle’s first signing since taking charge of Rovers earlier this month.

The former Houston Dynamo boss believes Stokes will improve his team’s forward-line considerably, while also confirming that he intends to continue adding to his squad before the start of pre-season.

He said: “We’ve obviously not finished there. Anthony is the first part of that and we’ll continue to look to improve that department but I think it’s a very good signing for the football club.”

The likes of Danny Graham, who enjoyed a successful loan spell at Rovers towards the end of last season, scoring seven goals in 18 appearances, has been linked with a return to the club, as Coyle continues to target attacking options in the transfer market.

The 49-year-old is hoping to make Rovers an exciting team for the club’s supporters to watch, after the Lancashire outfit only managed to scored 46 goals in as many league games during the 2015-16 campaign.

He continued: “Hopefully it gives all of the Rovers fans a lift and shows that we’re trying to get goalscorers and exciting players to the club that they can enjoy watching.”

The Blue and Whites are available at 41.00 to win the Championship title next season, as they bid top mount a challenge for promotion back to the Premier League.

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