Clubs wanting to sign more of Rovers’ young players could face a wait with Tony Mowbray keen to cast an eye over his rising stars.

Much will also depend on Rovers’ ability to recruit, with Northampton Town have already stating their intention to re-sign Scott Wharton on loan after an impressive season-long stay culminated in a League Two promotion.

That is an area Rovers are currently short of options, as they are in goal after the departures of Christian Walton and Jayson Leutwiler.

The number of goalkeepers signed this summer will depend on whether one, or both of Andrew Fisher and Joe Hilton to are loaned out to gain more experience, with teenager Jordan Eastham also in reserve after signing his first professional deal.

Jack Vale was the subject of January interest from AFC Wimbledon, later moving to non-league side Barrow in March, but after making his first team debut last month, and Rovers having allowed Danny Graham and Dominic Samuel to leave, he will stay around the first-team squad for now.

Tom White has already joined Bolton Wanderers on loan, Tyler Magloire, Joe Grayson, Brad Lyons and Dan Butterworth are other players like to receive interest this summer.

Wharton enjoyed a standout campaign with the Cobblers, but has two more years to run on his deal at Ewood Park and is keen to crack it at Rovers where he made his senior debut in 2016.

The 22-year-old and Mowbray have both stated the time is now for Wharton to challenge for a spot in the Rovers first-team, with an opening at centre half having arisen since the return of Tosin Adarabioyo to Manchester City.

He himself will be eyeing a chance at his own parent club, as despite the £41m signing of Nathan Ake, young defender Erik Garcia, who has had his chance in the first-team, is reportedly keen on a move to Barcelona.

Adarabioyo will be keen to sort out his future at the Etihad, heading in to the final 12 months of his contract, but an Ewood return looks unlikely.

Rovers have a clutch of young central defenders of their own, but will look to recruit at least one player in that area.

Rovers are expected to return to training in around 10 days’ time before the 2020/21 season gets under way on September 12. The transfer window closes on October 5.