Date: 10th July 2017 at 6:43am
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I’m fairly sure Blackburn looked at Paul Caddis once before but nothing came of it?

With Caddis familiar with Tony Mowbray from their time together at Celtic the former Birmingham full back could earn himself a Rovers deal.

Mowbray has confirmed the full back, who feature in the pre-season win at Barrow on Saturday, will travel with Blackburn to Austria.

He told the Official Website: ‘I like Caddi. I had Caddi as a kid when he was at Celtic. He’s a very, very good footballer. He’s played 200-odd games in the Championship.’

Further explaining the deal the boss added Caddis, 29, would offer a different option to Ryan Nyambe, which could be needed as the League One season unfolds, with a decision made on the Scottish international after the training camp in Austria.

‘He’s different from Ryan Nyambe. He’s a different type of full-back. Nyambe is power and pace and athleticism. Caddis is a more cultured footballer who keeps the ball and passes it around, and I think we might need both types as the season unfolds. We’re going to take him abroad and we’ll make a decision.’

Meanwhile, Mowbray is confident of Blackburn adding another forward in time for them to link up with the squad ahead of the friendly with Sparta Prague on Friday.

Quoted by the Lancashire Telegraph he said: ‘I hope that we will have at least one flying out to join us in Austria. We`re working away behind the scenes as we have all summer. It`s not easy, particularly early on. We are short in the forward areas, we only really have Danny Graham and that`s what we`re working on. Hopefully we will be able to add one this (coming) week and then two or three more to fill in around the pitch.’

His quest to bring in a player or two from Premier League clubs might have to wait though until later in the transfer window, which isn’t a problem as Mowbray wants to build a squad based on players Blackburn own, adding to it with some loans if he can.

‘We might have to wait on one or two. We will probably have one more permanent signing and then look to add a couple more young, high quality footballers from the Premier League to beef our squad up. You need to have that underbelly of your own players, you can`t build a team on loan players.’

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