Blackburn are set to launch an appeal against the EFL after TWO of their transfer applications are rejected on deadline day – as the Championship club insists that ‘mitigating reasons’ and ‘technical issues’ prevented them from completing the deals on time
- The EFL rejected two of Blackburn Rovers’ transfer applications on deadline day
- The Championship side have confirmed that they will be launching an appeal
- Lewis O’Brien and Ethan Brierley were reportedly the players they missed out on
Blackburn are appealing against the EFL’s decision to reject applications for two transfers on deadline day.
Rovers were reportedly targeting Nottingham Forest’s Lewis O’Brien and Rochdale’s Ethan Brierley but failed to complete the deals in time.
After seeing both applications rejected, Blackburn are set to lodge an appeal to the EFL.
A club statement on Blackburn’s website said: ‘One of the deals was a very ambitious target and it was only confirmed that he was able to join us late Tuesday afternoon.
‘Despite the club’s best endeavours to complete all the required elements of this loan transfer, due to events we believe to be outside of our control, the deadline for submission was late and despite the club stating the mitigating reasons for the delayed submission, our application has today been rejected by the EFL.
Blackburn Rovers are appealing against the EFL’s decision to reject two transfers applications
It is believed that Nottingham Forest’s Lewis O’Brien was one of the transfers the EFL rejected
‘Our application for the second deal – for the permanent transfer of a promising young player – was also delayed due to unsigned paperwork and technical issues encountered by the club at the point of submission.
‘Once again the EFL has not accepted these issues were an impediment to the paperwork being lodged on time and has also rejected this application.
‘The club will now appeal the EFL decision to reject both applications and will submit documents ahead of the Tuesday, February 7 deadline.’
Jon Dahl Tomasson’s side sit sixth in the Sky Bet Championship and face Wigan on Monday evening.
Jon Dahl Tomasson’s side face play-off rivals Watford in a crucial six-pointer on Monday night