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Blackburn Rovers hope to make progress with transfer matters in June

Blackburn Rovers hope to make progress with transfer matters in June

Niall Ennis has already been handed a four-year contract, which will become official on July 1, when his Plymouth Argyle comes to an end.

That was an early step into the market for Rovers, who have more recently been slow starters with their business.

The late arrival of Gregg Broughton as director of football and head coach Jon Dahl Tomasson meant that Rovers only got one deal, that of Callum Brittain, ready in time for the start of the season.

They hope to get off target quicker this time around, and with at least six new signings the club hopes to be able to have half of those players in place by the time the players return for pre-season .

That will be at the end of this month, with a pre-season training camp following the first friendly against Accrington Stanley on 8 July.

Broughton revealed that the club had already met four players in the days following the conclusion of the 2022/23 season.

The club will have to generate whatever fees they want to spend this summer, unlike 2022 when there was an outlay of around £4.5 million to bring in regular signings Brittain, Sam Szmodics and Dom Hyam.

There were three more loan signings, two of which included purchase options that Rovers have not activated since.

Loans are notoriously much later, with Premier League sides returning much later due to the season ending after the Championship and June internationals.

It demands the need of young players for their pre-season tours and possibly early season fixtures, as Rovers discovered last summer with Tyler Morton.

Broughton revealed that the club has held talks with many Premier League clubs over the prospect of loaning out players, with Rovers having a strong reputation in that particular area given their recent success with the likes of Harvey Elliott, Jan Paul van Hecke and Morton.

They were able to lean on those strong relationships to strengthen their squad this summer.

Ennis is one of at least three new attacking options targeted this summer, with the 24-year-old rejecting the option of a new contract with League One champions Argyle and officially joining Rovers on July 1.

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