Owen Coyle hopeful over Marvin Emnes return


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Owen Coyle is confident Blackburn will be able to keep hold of Marvin Emnes until the end of the season following talks with his parent club Swansea.

The Dutchman has been a key player for Rovers so far this season but with his loan deal expiring over the weekend, it remains unclear where he will be playing his football between now and the end of the campaign.

With his contract at the Liberty Stadium set to end in the summer, the 28-year-old does not appear to have a future in south Wales and Coyle says he has received positive reports from football director Paul Senior about ongoing talks.

Rovers currently sit 22nd in the Championship table and having someone with Emnes’ pace and creativity around will only aid their survival hopes, with Blackburn currently 2.10 to be relegated.

Despite not scoring since September, Coyle admits he is desperate to bring versatile forward Emnes back to the club as he feels he offers something different.

“I would be hopeful that Marvin will be with us and we can look to add to the team,” he said.

“I think that’s one we should know sooner or later. When he came in he really set the place alight.

“I’d love to get him back to that level as when he came in the door because he is a real difference maker, a real attacking threat at the top end of the pitch and he’s a different flavour from what the other players are.”

Saturday sees Blackburn host Birmingham in a game they are 2.25 to win, with the draw 3.25 while the Blues are 3.10.

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