TONY Mowbray says questions over activity in the January transfer window will depend on where Rovers find themselves in the League One table.

Mowbray brought in 13 players during the summer window, five of which commanded transfer fees, and they have helped Rovers to sit sixth in the table with 10 games of the season gone.

Following the scrapping of the emergency loan window last season, clubs are now unable to sign players between the summer window closing on August 31 and the opening of the January one.

Mowbray, speaking at Thursday’s supporters consultation meeting, said he had spoken with one of the club’s owners this week, but that conversations over a potential transfer kitty for January would come nearer the time.

He said: “My question to the owners as we get towards the January window will depend on where we are.

“If we are right there in contention then I think I have got a stronger argument to ask for money to strengthen the team as we feel a bit of investment would help us to push on and leave the rest behind.

“I can only say that our conversations have been personable, they are very humble people, but the reality is that we are where we are.”

Rovers spent combined fees of around £1.5million in the summer to bring in the likes of Bradley Dack, Dominic Samuel, Ben Gladwin, Jayson Leutwiler and Sam Hart.

Hart was one of three players signed on transfer deadline day, along with Rekeem Harper and Paul Downing who joined on loan.

Rovers moved to bring in Downing from MK Dons, a player that Mowbray had previously worked with at West Brom, having seen their pursuit of Motherwell defender Ben Heneghan come to nothing, as the defender joined Sheffield United.

And Mowbray admits that a mobile central defender, to fill the gap vacated by Darragh Lenihan who is set to be out until Christmas with an ankle injury, was on his wishlist.

He added: “We didn’t get in to that, but there is money left over from my original budget.

“We didn’t spend it all in the last window.

“We tried really hard to find a mobile central defender and as the window came to an end we had our targets but they moved away. I went down the road of Paul Downing who I knew from my days at West Brom to fill that hole.”