Owen Coyle Wants New Players in Order to Help Fight off Relegation

Blackburn manager Owen Coyle is under no illusion that the club is under desperate need of new faces in the squad in order to improve results.

The club are in the relegation zone even after bringing in the former Burnley boss in the summer. Even though the club has brought in names like Danny Graham and Anthony Stokes this season, they are yet to spend any money on transfers. Lack of interest from owners, Venky’s Group, has led to the manager biding his time with free transfers and loan deal. However, it has not helped the club in any regard.

A 1-1 draw with Birmingham City meant that the club stayed in the relegation zone. After going winless since November, Blackburn finally managed to get some positivity under the build after a 1-0 surprise win over highflying Newcastle United at home. Yet, they have not been able to build on this success after a loss against Ipswich Town and this latest draw against Birmingham.

Coyle says that the club need to bring in a couple of names before the end of this January transfer window in order to have any chance of survival. Relegated from the Premier League in the 11/12 season, Blackburn have not finished in the play-offs with only an eighth place finish in the 13/14 season being their best campaign ever.

“I have identified two or three good players to bring to the club that I think will help us.Paul Senior is now working very hard on that to move things on and hopefully Paul can get the green light and the ok from the owners to press the button on one or two things.There’s no doubt in terms of numbers we need to add to the squad.Although we have some good young players coming through which is great, in the battle that we’re in, you want the ones that come in to have an instant impact to help the team move forward,” said Coyle.