Tony Mowbray believes Rovers’ previous recruitment will be just as important as their transfer plans this summer.

Mowbray says he ‘pushed hard’ on recruitment in his four years at the club and has faith in the behind the scenes operation that has been set up, despite the departure of Stuart Harvey to Sunderland.

Rovers are in the process of naming his replacement, but have continued with their transfer plans, as they look to strengthen their squad following the departures of 10 players.

However, Mowbray says the young players Rovers have recruited in the past will have a big say in their future, with more expected from the likes of Ben Brereton and Jacob Davenport moving forward, alongside the Academy graduates that can continue to be brought through.

Rovers have just one player over 30 under contract for next season in Bradley Johnson, and Mowbray said: “We’ve got targets and we’ve worked hard on recruitment. 

“I’ve pushed hard on recruitment ever since I came through the door.

“The only way, in my opinion, that this club gets out of this division, is through good recruitment and those players push on as quickly as we hope they can.

“We’ve recruited some young players and we need them to develop.”

The transfer window officially opens today, with Rovers set to return to pre-season training later this month.

They will also hope for more of a goal-output from £11m duo Sam Gallagher and Ben Brereton who finished the season in good form to end with a combined tally of 15 goals.

Daniel Ayala also managed just 10 appearances following his free transfer move from Middlesbrough, with Mowbray eyeing a bigger impact from him.

And with spots opening up in midfield, there will also be greater opportunities for both John Buckley and Jacob Davenport next term.

Meanwhile, the accounts of Venky’s London Limited have shown a further allotment of shares of £5.25m.

It is the first allotment since February, and takes the total to £203m.

Rovers have until the end of the month to submit the club accounts to the year June 2020.

The club’s owners have used share allotments as a way of putting money into the club, issuing a minimum of two allotments each year.

  • Thomas Kaminski has been withdrawn from the Belgium squad ahead of Euro 2020.

Kaminski was named on standby by manager Roberto Martinez and was on the bench for last week’s friendly with Greece, but didn’t make the squad for the 1-0 win over Croatia.

Thibaut Courtois, Simon Mignolet and Mats Selz have been picked ahead of the Rovers No.1 in the Red Devils squad and will be the three keeping options within the 26-man squad.

Kaminski has been named in each Belgium squad since signing for Rovers, but is yet to win his first cap.