The Football League Paper - - FA CUP THIRD ROUND - By Paul Ed­di­son

BLACK­BURN Rovers man­ager Owen Coyle ad­mits there are nu­mer­ous ques­tions still to be an­swered sur­round­ing Marvin Emnes’ fu­ture at Ewood Park.

The 28-year-old Dutch­man is cur­rently on loan from Premier League out­fit Swansea City, a deal set to run out on Jan­uary 15, though con­fir­ma­tion is yet to be forth­com­ing.

De­spite not scor­ing since Septem­ber, Coyle is keen to keep hold of the striker, though the ar­rival of Paul Cle­ment as Swans man­ager could change all that, with Rovers cur­rently pay­ing only a small part of Emnes’ salary.

“He is a player that I have said I would like to keep but there is di­a­logue that needs to take place with that one,” said Coyle.

“It’s a lit­tle trick­ier, be­cause, and I have to thank Swansea for this, they did us a real favour in terms of the salary we have to pay.

“It was min­i­mal in com­par­i­son to what he earns, but with him go­ing in to the last six months of his con­tract, we have to un­der­stand that may change.

“The di­a­logue is on­go­ing, but we have to await an an­swer from Swansea.

“We might be with­out him, so there’s a num­ber of ques­tion marks on play­ers be­ing avail­able in up­com­ing games.” COVEN­TRY City man­ager Rus­sell Slade has added some ex­pe­ri­ence to his squad by snap­ping up full­back Kevin Fo­ley un­til the end of the sea­son, with the op­tion to ex­tend.

The 32-year-old played un­der Slade at Charl­ton ear­lier this sea­son and links up with him again af­ter be­ing re­leased by the Ad­dicks.

Slade said: “Kevin is a top pro­fes­sional, and will be a calm­ing and ma­ture in­flu­ence on the rest of the squad.”

LOAN: Marvin Emnes

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