Blackburn Rovers have today bolstered their squad by adding two very experienced players.
Left-back Barry Douglas joins from Leeds United whilst midfielder Tom Trybull arrives from recently relegated Norwich City.
Douglas who is now 31 has joined on a season long-loan from last seasons’ Championship champions – this signing could bring vital experience to a team that has a very strong chance of contending for promotion this season.
The Scotland international has gained 2 promotions in the last 3 years; going up to the Premier League with Wolves in 2018 and then last season with his parent club Leeds United.
Rovers seem to have sorted out their defences woes that they have struggled with over previous seasons.
With Daniel Ayala being another defensive arrival this campaign, their backline is looking very strong with depth that they have lacked over the years.
Tom Trybull also joins on a season long-loan from Norwich City, the 27 year-old was promoted with the canaries in 2019 and again is another key player Rovers can look for to help them get out of the championship and back to where many feel they belong in the Premier League.
It seems the duo have made the fans very happy and are just the players they want to see pull on them famous blue and white halves.
A third deadline day signing for Rovers is very close to being confirmed, Liverpool youngster Harvey Elliott is set to join the Lancashire club on a season long-loan.
Elliott made his professional debut aged just 15 and the now 17 year-old has featured several times in Jurgen Klopp’s first team but some much needed experience at a lower level could be the making of what is an already very talented footballer.
Tony Mowbray looks to be building a squad very capable of challenging for promotion that has eluded the former Premier League champions since they were relegated to the championship in 2012. After years of turmoil at the club, they seem to be back on the right tracks.
It’s been a good window for the blues; whether they can now kick on for the rest of the campaign remains to be seen but these signings certainly stand them in good stead for the long old season ahead.