VENKY’S have made significant progress in their attempts to bring in a new senior football executive at Blackburn Rovers – in a move that leaves Shebby Singh’s role at the club unclear.

The owners have been lining up the possibility of bringing a new board member into the club and it is understood that they have now held discussions with a potential candidate.

Significantly, Venky’s are believed to have given indications that Singh will not be involved in football affairs at the club.

The new man is set to take that brief, working closely with manager Gary Bowyer.

Rovers’ global advisor has been away from England since travelling to Pune in early April, insisting he has been advising the owners on club matters.

But Singh has not been closely involved in transfer business this summer, with Bowyer working with managing director Derek Shaw on plans for his squad.

Previous plans for Singh to return to Ewood were cancelled and staff at the club still do not know if he will be back.

He remains in India and is understood to have indicated that he is unaware of any changes that would affect his own position at the club.

Likewise Shaw is thought to be in the dark over any potential boardroom changes. Shaw's own future at Rovers was thrown back into uncertainty when boardroom ally Paul Agnew was dismissed two weeks ago, but the managing director has since continued as normal in his role.

It is almost two months since Venky’s started to line up a new board member to lead the football decision making at Ewood Park. They were thought to have a name in mind, who had experience in English football and would be an external appointment.