Date: 5th July 2016 at 8:17am
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Owen Coyle is getting the Blackburn squad in order, moving towards having it to where he would want it to be at the start of his first season as Rovers boss.

He’s managed to sign five players so far with strikers Anthony Stokes and Danny Graham secured along with West Ham loanee defender Stephen Hendrie, winger Liam Feeney and Manchester City midfielder Jack Byrne brought to Ewood Park.

Coyle’s told he’s happy with those that were under contract when he arrived with him plugging the gaps with the players he’s signed as he looks to add quality to the positions that are light.

‘I think there’s some good players already at the club and what I had to do was look at the squad and what was to my mind the positional need and how do we improve as a club in terms of what position do we need to make us stronger and make us a better team.’

If Blackburn are to compete at the right end of the Championship table, with it arguably more competitive in the coming season than it has in many a year, Coyle knows we still need to make further improvements, adding.

‘I understand the Championship next year is probably going to be the most difficult it’s ever been in respect of everyone craving the same thing, so we’ve got to make sure we are a better team than we were last year as the club finished where it did for a reason.’

He’s looking to ensure we’ll have a side capable of attacking teams and scoring goals, as goals win games as they say afterall!

But the boss is also well aware that defensively we’ve got to be ‘solid’ but he finished by saying how he wants us to be ‘pleasing on the eye’ with him looking to be an attacking side.

‘We are committed and we have players at the top end of the pitch that I feel can score a goal and win a game, so we have to make sure we’re solid to play against, but equally were pleasing on the eye and can score goals.’

The squad is still lacking experienced numbers but it’s looking much better than it was a few weeks back isn’t it with it given cause for optimism isn’t it?

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