While his future is less than certain, Craig Conway is itching to get on the pitch on Sunday for what could be a farewell, but milestone appearance.

Conway moved to 199 Rovers games, having joined from Cardiff City in 2014, when used off the bench at Norwich City. His first Ewood goal came against tomorrow’s opponents, Swansea, in an FA Cup tie in January 2015, and the Scottish winger has come a long way since.

Conway has struggled for starts this season, restricted to just nine in the Championship, but has featured 25 times in all, to move him closer to the landmark. He turned 34 on Thursday, though his future remains undecided despite going in to the final month of his current deal.

On reaching the possible milestone in Sunday’s season finale, Conway said: “It would be brilliant.

“If you can speak to the manager and make sure I get on the pitch.

“It’s crazy to think back. There have been a few landmarks over the last couple of years, I had 500 career games earlier this season, and it doesn’t seem too long since I played 150 games.

“I’m getting to that age where these things start to happen but it’s brilliant.

“I’m very proud and to reach that at any club is in my eyes a great achievement.

“Hopefully I can do it.”

Conway signed from Cardiff in January 2014 and has been a mainstay in the side for the majority of his time in East Lancashire. The deal he signed last summer does include an option, in the club’s favour, which they could trigger an extension of 12 months.

“I think in a footballer’s career in general it flies by,” Conway said.

“Five years I signed here and it absolutely flies.

“My first home goal, against Swansea, I couldn’t remember so maybe it is a bit longer ago!

“But it does seem like yesterday since I came through the doors and was doing my first interview here.”

Conway scored the third goal in Rovers’ FA Cup win over Swansea City, then in the Premier League, in January 2015.

His four goals before that had all been away from home.

So it would be fitting should he score tomorrow against the Swans, not least for his links to their fierce rivals, Cardiff, though Tony Mowbray is unlikely to main any calls based upon sentiment.

He said: “It’s set up for that, I just need to get on the pitch.

“Hopefully I can top the season off with 200 games and with a goal, especially against Swansea.”

Rovers will be looking for a third consecutive home win which would move them to 62 points.

Their four game winning run was ended by Norwich last time out, but Conway says the squad remain in good spirits going in to the final game.

“We have been on a decent run, we lost to Norwich the other day, but they are a good team and deserved to beat us on the night and to go up,” Conway said.

“I think to finish off the season, with a win, especially at home, it would give the fans something to take in to the summer.”