Blackburn Rovers fans in the Transfer Tavern will be celebrating that they have been promoted back to the Championship, however, there still remains an air of uncertainty with the future of some individuals.
Tony Mowbray has guided the Ewood Park outfit back to the second-tier of English football having been relegated from it the season before, which saw the club have to reduce the number of player’s contracts and their wages.
The manager has now revealed that securing promotion already will give him more time to have discussions with his players, with the likes of Craig Conway and Danny Graham’s deals set to expire.
“We have been down in League One, they were Championship players last year so just about everyone at this club their salary shrunk this year,” he told the Lancashire Telegraph.
“Does that mean it bounces back to exactly where it was the previous year? Not if you’re out of contract it doesn’t.
“You’re a year, 18 months, further on, particularly if you’re getting into your 30s.
“There are lots of questions so you have to structure things but I am hopeful and confident that agreements can be made with the players we would like to keep, have done well for the club, are good human beings and know that tough decisions have to be made as a manager at times but want to come and hear the logic.”
As you can imagine, the Rovers fans propping up our bar would love to see the contracts sorted out ASAP after such a good season in League One.
The Blackburn fans in the Tavern will be hoping they can keep their stars at the club as they head back into the Championship, with many of them having already experienced the level of football in the division, although will realise they may not be able to keep hold of everyone.
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