Tony Mowbray believes Jack Rodwell’s Rovers future will boil down to game-time as he plans to meet with the players’ representative for showdown talks.

Rodwell has been offered a deal by Rovers with the one year deal he signed last summer set to expire at the end of this month.

The 28-year-old has had a month to weigh up his contact offer from the club, which remains unsigned and his future unresolved.

 Rodwell played 22 times last season but struggled for a consistent run in the side and to nail down a position, having been used in both central defence and central midfield, and has been linked with moves to Serie A clubs.

Mowbray is happy for the former England international to remain at Ewood Park for another season, but says any decision is likely to be dictated by how much of a part Rodwell will have to play.

“We’re at a stage, I’ve just got back, and his agent has been on the phone to sort a meeting,” Mowbray said.

“I’m happy to sit down and we’ll see where we both stand.

“I like Jack Rodwell as a human being, as a football his talent is unquestionable.

“He’ll want to know, ultimately, if he is going to play more in the team.

“That will come down to our recruitment, and to him, showing me the devilment he needs to find in his game to make sure he gets in the team.

“I have no problem with Jack being in and around our squad.

“If he forces his way in to the team and the team is winning then he will stay in the team.”

News of Rodwell’s contract offer came when Rovers announced their retained list last month.

That included fresh terms for 33-year-old Craig Conway, but the Scottish winger has since announced he will be searching for pastures new.

Conway started just nine league matches for Rovers in 2018/19, and keen to play more, opted for a fresh challenge.

He is keen to stay in the Championship if possible, but currently away on holiday, is yet to find a new club.

Ben Gladwin suffered a setback in his rehabilitation from a long-term knee injury and has been offered a short-term deal by the club so to continue his treatment at Brockhall.

Gladwin, signed from QPR in 2017, is yet to make a league start for the club and hasn’t featured for the first-team since November 2017 having suffered two long-term knee injuries before being hit with a setback.