​It was an overall productive transfer window for Blackburn Rovers this year, as last years January saw a number of additions including the permanent signing of Rudy Gestede. However, this year was significantly more subdued. 


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Rovers weren't alone in their inactivity, as very few transfers occurred on deadline day itself. Blackburn cancelled Jordan Slew's contract, with the Rovers tweet including Jordan in it giving one or two fans cardiac arrests. 


Gladly Jordan Rhodes and Rudy Gestede remain Blackburn players, and after a win at Ewood Park against Fulham, Gary Bowyer hopes his team can now make a serious push for promotion. 


The big news of the night, was that of Jack O'Connell, a highly sort after 19 year-old center back, moving to Brentford for an expected £300k. It was a very interesting move, as many have claimed him to be an exciting future prospect. Selling him to Championship rivals also seems to be an odd decision, as the defender actually scored in the pre-season friendly against AFC Telford this year, but hasn't ever pushed through into the first team. 


The good news for Blackburn fans however was the contract signing of John O'Sullivan. The midfielder is a prolific face in the youth ranks at Rovers and has starred off the bench for the first team several times this season. 


Gary Bowyer has described this window as a success. Accepting that his additions aren't as exciting or as numerous as last year, however, he has emphasised that keeping the whole team together and replacing Ryan Tunnicliffe was a great bit of business.



As such, there was a huge sigh of relief when the countdown ended, as Blackburn fans can look forward to Gestede and Rhodes wearing the blue & white for a at least a little while longer. Rhodes grabbed a goal at the weekend in the 2-1 victory over Fulham, and hopefully he can kick on and hit the 20-25 goal mark as seen in previous seasons. 



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