Rovers have received loan enquiries for several of their young players who could leave on loan before tonight’s 5pm deadline.

Boss Tony Mowbray has so far rejected the advances of other EFL clubs for some of his young players until Rovers have themselves secured new additions.

John Buckley is one player that clubs have enquired about, but Rovers are keen to keep him around, but Andrew Fisher, Hayden Carter and Brad Lyons are among those who could attract interest.

Jacob Davenport is another who would benefit from match minutes, having not yet started a league game in his two years at the club, but outgoings are linked to incomings.

That’s because the Rovers squad has been left depleted by injuries, with Bradley Dack not yet able to return, and Elliott Bennett and Lewis Travis set to miss the remainder of 2020.

Rovers are looking to conclude three incomings on deadline day and the manager says that could free up some players to gain experience in the EFL should the opportunities still be available.

“We’ve had a few enquiries but because we’ve been low on numbers I’ve been knocking them back at this moment,” Mowbray told the Lancashire Telegraph.

“But I have said to some clubs that have been in touch that if we find the right players and deepen our squad off a little bit that might re-open and I’d phone them back.

“If they haven’t filled that spot then you can make the decision.

“There’s the potential of some young players going out, but we have to look after ourselves first and make sure our squad is strong and has the numbers before they can move out.”

Charlie Mulgrew is frozen out at Rovers, having started just once since returning from a loan spell at Wigan in January.

The central defender is under contract at Rovers until the end of the season, but his salary makes it difficult for League One clubs to make a move for the 34-year-old because of the wage restrictions they are working to.

Rovers have a surplus of central defenders and that could open up the possibility of some of them leaving on loan, though Tyler Magloire, who would have come under consideration for a loan switch, is currently injured.

“They’re all talented young footballers, we have a lot of young centre halves, and potentially we need to loan one or two of them out so we can give them some experience,” Mowbray added.

“I do think some of them would benefit from playing 20 games in League One or League Two and becoming a man and getting that experience.”