Blackburn Rovers ‘come from behind’ with transfer search

Jon Dahl Tomasson says they are “coming from behind” in their search for new players as their wait for new arrivals continues.

Rovers are still waiting to make their first signing since Tomasson was appointed as head coach last month.

He is happy with the way the players buy into his ideas, with the team being receptive to his ideas.

However, the wait for new faces continues, with Rovers giving long minutes to Academy hopefuls in pre-season.

A youth side played out a 1-1 draw with Dundee on Wednesday night, their second game of the pre-season, with a more senior side taking on Celtic on Saturday.

Rovers are light in several areas including central midfield, although Tomasson was impressed by Adam Wharton against Dundee, while Jake Garrett also finished the whole game.

On his search for new signings, he said: “The club know what I think of the team, what we need to get in and the club are working very hard.

“I think they will come. It’s about patience and making the right choices.

“It’s a new situation, a new chapter. We go back a bit that way, but the club are working very hard to fix them.

Under Rovers’ new structure, director of football Broughton is the man responsible for getting the players to adapt to Tomasson’s style of play.

The focus is on ‘intensity’, a word used by both Tomasson and the players as a key objective since his appointment.

“It’s not my department, the club knows what I want and they work hard to provide it for me,” he added.

“I work harder every day to make them better and better.

“The players buy into my plans and my ideas. That’s my job and the club has to do the other things and that’s how it works when you have a sporting director and a head coach.”

Rovers have been linked with a move for Liverpool defender Ben Davies.

Tomasson confirmed he was a fan of the defender, but gave little away on Rovers’ pursuit of the player.

He added: “He’s a very good player, isn’t he?

“He hasn’t played many games at Liverpool but there are a lot of players we are interested in.

“We want the best players we can get, but we can’t buy all the players or we’d have to rob a bank. I would never say a player, he’s a good player and he’s one of them .

“It’s about quality, about salary and you know how things work in football. We try to do the right thing to sign the right people.”


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