ROVERS boss Tony Mowbray wouldn’t be drawn on a move for Harry Chapman and admits he will be patient in his pursuit of prospective new signings.

Chapman became a fans favourite during his loan spell from Middlesbrough last season before injury curtailed his campaign.

The winger impressed in several cameo appearances off the bench but has a year left on his deal at the Riverside Stadium and has gone away on the club’s pre-season tour to Austria.

Chapman has yet to make a senior appearance for Boro and it remains to be seen whether he will force his way into Tony Pulis’ thinking during the summer.

Mowbray would not be drawn on discussing a potential deal for the talented 20-year-old wideman.

Asked about the possibility of Chapman returning to Ewood Park he said: “I have had plenty of conversations with lots of different people.

“Harry has gone on a pre-season tour to Austria so I don’t want to stand here and talk about Middlesbrough’s players.

“We have spoken to a lot of clubs about various people and the answer I generally get is the answer I am giving to other managers: They are coming on pre-season with us, they are going to play some games and then we will assess, see where we are, see who we bring in and see if they get pushed further down the line and if they do then they might be available. You have to be patient.”