Rovers plan to offer Tony Mowbray a new contract as reward for the club’s progress under his management.

Mowbray led Rovers to promotion from League One last season and has guided them in to the top half of the Championship after 12 games.

The boss, who took over in February 2017, sees his current deal expire at the end of the season and although it includes a 12-month option in the club’s favour, Rovers are hoping to tie him down on long term deal.

Mowbray will travel to India, alongside Ewood chief executive Steve Waggott, to meet the club’s owners during the next international break in November when further discussions over a new contract will take place.

Mowbray replaced Owen Coyle in the Ewood hotseat 20 months ago and signed a new deal last summer after a first meeting with the Rao family.

And the future of the 54-year-old will be one of the discussion points on the table when the boss travels to meet with them for the third time.

“It will be looked at,” Waggott told the Lancashire Telegraph.

“We want to have discussions with Tony not just about triggering an option of another year but in terms of a more long term basis.

“We will be flying out in November to meet the owners again and we can have a more detailed discussion then.

“We have started very tentative discussions, not on a formal level, but saying that we will look at his contract situation moving forward.”

Mowbray has so far taken charge of 85 matches at Rovers, winning 43, while he passed 600 games as a manager in August.

Rovers rewarded a number of senior players with new deals in the summer following promotion to the Championship.

The likes of Bradley Dack, Darragh Lenihan, Richie Smallwood and Derrick Williams were among those to commit their futures to the club.

And Waggott said the club’s backroom staff could also be handed new contracts as Rovers plan for the long term.

He added: “The entire backroom staff and the medical team as well (as Mowbray).

“We’re trying to build a whole support system around Tony and the players that will enhance their performance because it’s all about their performance on a Saturday afternoon or whenever the 90 minutes come around.

“They come thick and fast in the Championship. The breaks are great but it condenses the games programme.

“We’re trying a build a whole thing about the quality of staff.”