Blackburn boss Owen Coyle chasing new signings after losing start

Blackburn Rovers manager Owen Coyle

Blackburn have suffered embarrasing losses in their first two Championship fixtures and Owen Coyle is desperate to reinforce his squad.

Blackburn Rovers manager Owen Coyle

Blackburn manager Owen Coyle says the club are “vigorously chasing” new signings after losing their first two games of the new season.

Coyle, who was appointed amid much scrutiny this summer following spells at Blackburn’s Lancastrian rivals Bolton and Burnley, has hardly pacified the fan’s displeasure by losing 3-0 to Wigan this weekend following a 4-1 opening day thrashing at home to Norwich.

The 50-year-old bemoaned the loss of key defender Grant Hanley (below) to Newcastle but is hopeful that a number of new additions can improve both morale and quality at Rovers ahead of what is already shaping up to be a testing season at Ewood Park.

Blackburn Rovers Grant Hanley

“We’re vigorously chasing two or three that we think can add to the group,” Coyle said at a news conference, reported by Sky Sports.

“When we came in, the squad we inherited had no strikers, there was deficiencies in different areas so we knew it was going to be difficult and, within that, we’ve lost a very important player in Grant Hanley.”

“So of course we have to try to replace and bring players in and that’s what we’re trying to do.”

Blackburn Rovers Manager Owen Coyle applauds the fans after the match

Rovers have brought in three strikers this summer in Anthony Stokes, Danny Graham and Sam Gallagher on-loan from Southampton.

Yet, they have only scored once in their opening two Championship match days, Stokes' consolation against Norwich (below).

Anthony Stokes of Blackburn Rovers celebrates scoring their first goal

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