David Dunn says Rovers will always have his 'full support' after taking the decision to step down from his role as the club's Under-23s assistant manager.

Dunn is leaving his position as Damien Johnson's number two which he has held since returning to the club in February 2016.

He also spent the final 15 games of the 2016/17 season working with the first-team under Tony Mowbray.

The 38-year-old says he is happy to go out on a high after the promotion for the senior team and the Under-23s winning the Premier League 2 Division Two title.

He said: "Whilst it was a difficult decision to leave, I'm pleased to be doing so on the back of a really successful season for the club.

"Football will always play a big part in my life, but I have other interests which I want to concentrate on now and I'm looking forward to the next chapter in my career.

"I want to thank the club for providing me with the opportunity to develop as a coach and I wish the first team and the Under-23s the best of luck next season. The club will always have my full support."

There are no plans at this point to source a replacement.

Dunn had two separate spells as a Rovers player, and made 378 appearances in all. And leaving the club for the third time, Dunn says Rovers are in good hands under Mowbray and Johnson.

He added: "I have enjoyed every minute of my time working alongside Damien Johnson, Tony Mowbray and such a talented group of players and staff at the club.

“Damien is someone I’ve known and had a good relationship with for over 20 years. He is a terrific role model and influence on the club’s young players and I am sure he will go from strength to strength.  

“Similarly, Tony is one of the most honest and genuine guys I have ever met, and he has the club’s best interests at heart. I have learned a lot from him over the past 18 months and I firmly believe that the club is in very safe hands with him at the helm."