Blackburn Transfers

The Latest Blackburn Rovers FC Transfer News, Stories and Updates have been added below for 2017 – 2018

  • Thu, 14 Jan 2021 08:00:33 +0000: Championship at halfway: miracles at Swansea and a Rooney-led revival - Blackburn Rovers | The Guardian

    Norwich are top but have not hit full tilt and Neil Warnock is targeting a remarkable ninth promotion with Middlesbrough

    Things could soon get snug at the summit but, for now, leaders Norwich have a four-point advantage over Swansea, where Steve Cooper continues to work minor miracles. For Daniel Farke the good news is that in 11 of the past 12 seasons, the team top at Christmas have clinched promotion. The bad news? For their rivals, it is that they are not yet at full tilt. Norwich have the same manager and almost an identical team to the one that secured this crown two years ago – the Tottenham loanee Oliver Skipp has slotted into midfield – but it is largely a tried and trusted formula; Tim Krul in goal, Max Aarons marauding into the box, Emi Buendía pulling off preposterous passes, and Teemu Pukki putting the ball in the net.

    Related: Reading defender Omar Richards in line for free transfer to Bayern Munich

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  • Sat, 02 Jan 2021 21:45:47 +0000: Championship roundup: Norwich will not sell Emi Buendía, says Daniel Farke - Blackburn Rovers | The Guardian
    • Buendía scores as Norwich seal first win in three
    • Lowe scores twice as Swansea beat Watford

    The Norwich manager, Daniel Farke, has insisted Emi Buendía will be staying at club after watching him produce another brilliant winner to see off Barnsley 1-0 at Carrow Road.

    The Argentinian playmaker settled the game in memorable fashion just past the hour when he volleyed home a deep lofted pass, his sublime first touch leaving Jack Walton with no chance.

    Related: Schlupp and Eze seal points for Crystal Palace to deepen Sheffield United's woe

    The return of Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink as manager could not inspire bottom club Burton, who slipped to a 5-1 home defeat against Oxford. Matt Taylor and two Olamide Shodipo goals put the visitors out of sight, despite Kane Hemmings' consolation, before the break, with Josh Ruffels adding a fourth and fifth in the second half. 

    Carlisle made the most of previous leaders Newport County’s frozen pitch to move into top spot after beating Walsall 2-0. Omari Patrick fired the opener into the roof of the net, with Joshua Kayode putting the result beyond doubt.

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  • Sat, 12 Dec 2020 17:28:55 +0000: Championship roundup: Pukki keeps Norwich top as Bournemouth hit five - Blackburn Rovers | The Guardian
    • Norwich stay at summit after 2-1 win at Blackburn
    • Solanke hits two as Bournemouth thrash Huddersfield

    Teemu Pukki’s 50th goal on his 100th appearance gave Championship leaders Norwich a 2-1 win at Blackburn.

    The Finn was the difference between the sides, firing Norwich ahead with a clinical finish midway through a first half which they dominated, and in which he also struck the woodwork. Rovers deservedly levelled through a special Harvey Elliott goal shortly after the restart before Pukki restored Norwich’s advantage in the 65th minute.

    Hull and Lincoln held onto the top two spots in despite both suffering defeats.

    Related: Swansea's Jamal Lowe hits double to beat 10-man Cardiff in feisty derby

    Newport saw their lead at the top cut after a 2-1 defeat at Leyton Orient.

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  • Wed, 02 Dec 2020 22:37:24 +0000: Norwich lose to Luton as Watford and Reading gain ground at the top - Blackburn Rovers | The Guardian
    • Goals from Pearson and Collins seal 3-1 win for Hatters
    • Draws for Watford and Reading put them within point of leaders

    Norwich slipped to their first defeat in almost two months as they were beaten 3-1 at Luton in the Championship on Wednesday night.

    A goal from Matty Pearson and a penalty from James Collins secured victory for the Hatters at Kenilworth Road after Emi Buendía had cancelled out George Moncur’s opener. The game was one of six in the EFL on Wednesday to welcome back supporters, and those inside seemed to inspire the home side as they denied Norwich a way back into the contest.

    Related: 'This is my release': Charlton fans return to the Valley as lockdown lifts

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  • Tue, 27 Oct 2020 23:12:02 +0000: Championship roundup: Reading score inside 10 seconds in win at Blackburn - Blackburn Rovers | The Guardian
    • Royals win 4-2 at Ewood Park to go seven points clear at top
    • Wycombe seal first point of season after 1-1 draw with Watford

    Reading scored inside 10 seconds as they continued their best start to a season for 35 years with a 4-2 win at Blackburn. The Royals are a surprise package following Veljko Paunovic’s appointment midway through pre-season as they won for a seventh time from eight games.

    The foundations of the victory at Ewood Park was won in a crazy opening 18 minutes where Reading went 3-1 up thanks to goals from Yakou Méïté – clocked as the fastest in the club’s history – Michael Olise and Josh Laurent. Adam Armstrong had made it 1-1 and then got Blackburn back in it in the second half, but Lucas João killed the game in the final 10 minutes.

    Related: Premier League kept Project Big Picture plans secret from clubs outside big six

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  • Thu, 21 Jan 2021 15:00:00 +0000: Memorable Match: Debut delight for Stead at the Riverside! - Blackburn Rovers News

    Club News

    We're throwing it all the way back to 2004 when Jon Stead's strike earned a 1-0 win at Middlesbrough

  • Thu, 21 Jan 2021 14:45:00 +0000: Blanchard ready to get to work - Blackburn Rovers News

    Ladies

    “I’m excited to get going and to get back to enjoying my football again”

    New recruit Annabel Blanchard says she is excited to begin her Rovers career, after signing from fellow Championship side Leicester City.

  • Thu, 21 Jan 2021 12:59:00 +0000: Blanchard becomes a blue! - Blackburn Rovers News

    Ladies

    Gemma Donnelly has bolstered her attacking options with the capture of Annabel Blanchard

    Rovers Ladies are delighted to announce the signing of Annabel Blanchard from Leicester City Women.

  • Thu, 21 Jan 2021 12:52:00 +0000: Last chance to bid for Aynsley's shirt! - Blackburn Rovers News

    Community

    The Blackburn Rovers Community Trust's auction ends tonight

    Supporters have until 7pm tonight to bid for a signed Aynsley Pears shirt.

  • Thu, 21 Jan 2021 11:00:00 +0000: Club Statement – Ewood Park pitch - Blackburn Rovers News

    Club News

    Rovers outline reasons behind sub-standard pitch, which saw Swansea game called off

    Head groundsman Trevor Wilkin admits he will have to nurse the Ewood Park pitch back to a healthier state over the coming weeks, as he explains the reasons behind Rovers’ postponed fixture against Swansea City.

Newly relegated Blackburn Rovers have now resigned themselves to loosing many of their top players in the closed season due to their unsuccessful season just gone which will break the hearts of many of their supporters. One of the first players who will make an exit from Ewood Park is French midfielder Steven N`Zonzi who look set to return to the premier league as their are now a number of clubs battling for the players signature.

On a plus note the side from the north have many targets on their scope for the new season as Steve Kean looks to bolster his squad options with the first of these to be signed being the Portuguese striker Nuno Gomes. The influential striker has just signed a two year deal to take him to Ewood Park on a free transfer as he was released from his previous side Braga at the end of the season.

Another two players who have been signed by kean so far are Danny Murphy and Leon Best who have recently both signed lucrative deals to help the side retake their position in the top flight of English football. Both players arrived on free transfers which is always a bonus for clubs and bring with them a wealth of experience.

Want away winger Junior Hoilett is another player who is close to leaving the club this summer as he is on the verge of a move to German side Borussia Monchengladbach. The player is also said to have held talks with many of the premier leagues top clubs but it look for than likely that the player will look for pastures new in on of Europe’s top leagues. The twenty two year old has just been seen to fly out to Germany to seal this deal so barring a disaster you will see him in the colours of Monchengladbach next season.

Finally rover have also been involved in arranging the transfer of up and coming Ipswich goal keeper Scott Loach who has been on Keans radar for some time and are now looking to hijack an approach from Watford. The young keeper is thought to be the perfect player for Kean to rebuild from the back and it is believe that Loach is very keen on a move up north.