Rovers eyeing more recruits
Singh confirms club are eyeing two more targets
Last Updated: July 5, 2012 12:55pm
Shebby Singh: Has revealed Blackburn are close to signing one player and are eyeing another
Blackburn Rovers director of football Shebby Singh has revealed the club hope to conclude their summer shopping by signing two more players.
The Lancashire club are preparing for life in the Championship after relegation last season and have already begun to rebuild the squad.
Former Fulham skipper Danny Murphy, Newcastle striker Leon Best, young Portuguese winger Fabio Nunes and veteran forward Nuno Gomes have all already signed in at Ewood Park.
Singh, a former Malaysia international who was appointed by Rovers last month, confirmed that another deal is close to conclusion.
He also admitted that Rovers are eyeing one more signing to complete their rebuilding ahead of the new campaign.
"We hope we can conclude the one more signing that we want by the end of the week, maybe then we will look for one more player but we want our plans in place for the weekend," Singh told the Lancashire Telegraph.
"You never can say never because something exceptional might come up but I would say I only expect two more players to come in, at the most, and that will be it before January. I am hopeful one of these will be before the weekend.
"We have to have almost concluded everything by this weekend because we want everyone to start pre-season training together."
Singh has also praised the club's latest signing Gomes, dismissing claims that the 36-year-old is a gamble and too old to be a success in the Championship.
He believes the former Benfica and Fiorentina forward's experience will be invaluable in what will be a long and tough Championship season.
"We know it is going to be hard and fast and that is where players like Danny Murphy and Nuno Gomes become very important," he added.
"When the rain is pelting down, and it becomes very hard, we know Danny and Nuno will help the younger lads through. We know Danny Murphy won't shirk the responsibility and we know Nuno will not shirk the responsibility.
"He [Gomes] could have gone to sunnier climes, where there was more money available, but he wanted to come to the most difficult league in the world to get out of. That desire he has expressed is very, very important.
"Of course there were more lucrative offers on the table for him for an easier life but he has come because he has a desire to succeed in what could be the biggest battle of his entire career.
"We don't see it as a gamble. We are not expecting 20 goals from him. Having a player of his experience and stature can only help the likes of Ruben Rochina, Mauro Formica, David Goodwillie and Leon Best."