Tony Mowbray feels there are some good options available to Rovers in the transfer market this summer.

Mowbray has just returned from a family holiday, and having been out to meet with owners Venky’s in India, knows the budget he is working with for next season.

Rovers are still to make a signing in what has been a slow summer so far for Championship clubs.

Mowbray is looking to add experienced players who are ready-made to come in to the team, as well as young players who can add more depth to the squad which finished 15th last season.

“You never know when anything is close,” Mowbray said.

“I’ve met a few players, talked to their agents with the players.

“My personality isn’t that they don’t leave the office unless they sign, I want them to come for the right reasons, for football reasons, work hard.

“I think there are some good options for us now.

“But their agents can phone the people who deal with the money and they want three times more than we were expecting. Those are the difficulties.

“When it’s so early they can go to other clubs and try and get that amount of money from somewhere else.

“I know the fans are anxious and want to see who the signings are, but they will come and drop in.

“Like with everything, it’s money against time, and when they aren’t getting a wage beyond July, they are pressurising their agents to get the best deal done.

“We have to make sure they are good enough players and coming for the right reasons.”

Rovers missed out on the signing of Dutch midfielder Adam Maher, the 25-year-old free agent choosing to stay in Holland as he signed for Eredivisie club FC Utrecht.

Other targets have come and gone, but Mowbray did confirm Rovers’ interest in Stewart Downing who is set to leave Middlesbrough at the end of his current deal.

Mowbray is positive that Rovers will add the necessary quality to the squad to improve on last season’s mid-table finish, as the boss looks to strengthen the spine of his team.

“The only way to get players in early is to pay top dollar and over the odds and you get who you want,” the boss added.

“But we aren’t that club, we won’t spend the cash willy-nilly.

“There’s a fine balance, but I’m positive we will recruit well.

“We will sign some young ones that will bubble under and burst through and become first-team players.

“We have to sign some experienced players to get the job done and I think that’s the balance we’ll get – players who can come in and help get the job done but some young ones who will spend time finding their feet.”