Coyle says Blackburn are targeting more than one or two players

New Blackburn Rovers Manager Owen Coyle poses after the press conference

Blackburn have already dipped into the transfer market to sign ex-Celtic forward Anthony Stokes and West Ham full-back Stephen Hendrie on loan.

New Blackburn Rovers Manager Owen Coyle poses after the press conferenceCoyle is targeting multiple signings

Manager Owen Coyle has said that Blackburn Rovers will press on with making new signings, telling the Lancashire Telegraph that the club is targeting more than just one or two players.

Blackburn completed the signing of West Ham United full-back Stephen Hendrie on a season long loan yesterday, their second summer import following the arrival of former Celtic striker Anthony Stokes late last week.

And Coyle, who is openly pursuing deals for soon-to-be free agent Danny Graham and full-back Tommy Spurr, is determined to press on with making new signings while working within the tight confines of the club’s finances.

David Cotterill (L) - Sheffield United in action against Tommy Spurr - Sheffield WednesdaySpurr used to play for Sheffield Wednesday

“Tommy [Spurr], I imagine, similar to Danny Graham, is a player who’ll have many, many offers.” Coyle told the Lancashire Telegraph

“Ultimately we can do the best what we can within our own finance because it’s not just one or two players I have to bring in to complement the squad, there’s a number of positions.

“But we’d certainly like to have an experienced left-back, which Tommy obviously is, and an exciting young one, who will continue to improve and get better, and have that competition for that spot.”

Hendrie joins Blackburn from Premier League side West Ham, after he spent a month on loan at Southend United last season.

Anthony Stokes celebrates after scoring the first goal for HibernianAnthony Stokes has already signed for Blackburn

It was at Roots Hall that left-back Hendrie caught Coyle’s eye, making five impressive appearances and even scoring one goal.

The 21-year-old was signed by West Ham from Hamilton Academical for £1 million, and he has represented Scotland up to under-21 level.

Coyle is keen to keep Tommy Spurr at the club, who has been an ever-present figure since 2013, making 78 appearances for Blue and Whites.

The 28-year-old would be the perfect complement at full-back, as Coyle seeks a balance between youth in Hendrie and experience in Spurr.

Owen Coyle - Wigan Athletic ManagerOwen Coyle

Coyle’s transfer movements will be limited by the precarious nature of Rovers’ finances, as it was revealed by Inside Media Limited in April that the club’s debt has surpassed £100 million.

However, the club has been free from a transfer embargo since December and Coyle will be sure to make the necessary reinforcements before the start of the new campaign and he is clearly already in full flow.

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