Tony Mowbray feels Rovers have options in their squad to deal with the departure of Kasey Palmer.

The Chelsea loanee was recalled by his parent club on Wednesday, before being loaned to Championship rivals Bristol City.

That leaves Rovers an option light in the attacking areas, but Mowbray, although looking to add this month, is relaxed over the options at his disposal.

Palmer started 10 of the opening 26 Championship matches, but feels there are opportunities for others in his squad following the 22-year-old’s departure.

Joe Rothwell, who turns 24 tomorrow, has played 20 times for Rovers in all competitions, but just five of those have been starts. Craig Conway has forced himself back in to the first team picture of late, while Elliott Bennett could be used further forward, having filled in for fit-again Ryan Nyambe at right back in the last three games.

“I don’t sit here thinking ‘we are really short’, I’m thinking ‘can we keep looking to improve in all areas of the pitch,” the boss explained.

“Kasey was a loan player, he filled a position, but if we didn’t replace him, I don’t think it would be an issue. We’ve talked about the likes of Joe Rothwell, who does amazingly well in training, sometimes you can’t get the ball off him when he runs with that right foot. Sometimes they need opportunities.

“Conway has just come back in to the team, Bennett, if Nyambe gets up to speed, then he can play wide, Rothwell can play wide.

“Kasey was brought in in case Bradley (Dack) picked up an injury. He prefers to play as a 10, behind the striker, but he never really forced his way beyond Bradley.

“I think we’re okay, but we are looking to add players who we feel can help our group and that’s what we’ll continue to do.”