Steve Kean believes Blackburn Rovers will begin life in the Championship with a stronger squad than that which was relegated from the top flight last season. Danny Murphy, Leon Best and Nuno Gomes head the list of arrivals at Ewood Park this summer.

"We would like to think that going into the season we're going to have a better squad than we did last year in the Premier League."

He added: "We're only thinking about one thing and that's getting ourselves promoted as quickly as possible.

"If we can get a squad where other clubs look at it and think, 'wow, what a squad that is - that's got quality all over', that's what I would like to happen before we've even kicked a ball."

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