Tony Mowbray hopes potential January recruits can help turn the fine margins in Rovers’ favour.

Mowbray wants to improve on ‘okay’ results in the second half of the season as Rovers reach the halfway point with tomorrow’s home game with Norwich City.

The boss doesn’t expect many additions next month, believing the summer window is the best time to mould his squad.

It is understood Premier League side West Ham United are ready to test Rovers’ ‘not for sale’ stance over Bradley Dack, with Rovers determined to keep hold of their star man.

Rovers themselves could look to add a striker next month, with Sam Gallagher linked with an Ewood return, as Mowbray hopes to add extra quality to his side.

“The plan for this window is to try and see whether we can help the team on the pitch and improve the results from being okay to pretty good,” Mowbray said.

“I feel as if in the second half of the season you can go on a run you can propel yourself to where you want to be.

“As we have seen there are fine margins in this division, real fine lines between winning, losing and drawing matches.

“Maybe a little bit of extra quality in certain areas of the pitch might just help us become a better team that can help us achieve better results.”

Rovers go in to the weekend in 12th position, five points shy of the top six.

While there are no expectations of Rovers finishing in the play-off spots, their top half credentials will be tested in the coming weeks with their next four fixtures pitting them against teams in the top five.

Mowbray has mainly stuck with the players who helped Rovers to promotion last season in the 22 games so far, and doesn’t see any great need for a haul of new faces.

He added: “With practically the same team were are in the middle of the table.

“Our ambition moving forward has to be towards getting near the top end of the table and trying to do that, or even beyond that.

“Hopefully we can improve the team in this window a little bit.

“I don’t think it’s the time to go and bring seven or eight new players in.

“I think it’s a time to add players bit by bit and if you do need to drastically change things then the summer is the best time to do that so you can bed your players in as best you can through pre-season.”

Rovers’ starting line-up against Birmingham City last weekend included just one of their summer signings in Harrison Reed.

The club have extended the contracts of Corry Evans, Charlie Mulgrew and Elliott Bennett within the last month, players who Mowbray inherited when taking charge in February 2017.

But the boss explained he is always judging how his players are faring, whether it be in matches or training.

“I think you are making those decisions on a weekly basis, as I have been,” Mowbray said.

“My thought pattern was always to give everyone an opportunity to see how they could cope with life in the Championship with an expectation greater than just surviving in this league.

“Those judgements I make on a regular basis.

“We have an opportunity to make the changes when required and those opportunities can come in the transfer window, with one just around the corner.

“As I said even last season we need a couple of transfer windows to move this club in the direction we want to try and take it.”