TONY Mowbray is confident his starting XI for the new season will take shape in the weeks to come.

The Rovers boss fielded almost two completely different sides for the 2-1 victory at Barrow on Saturday.

Only goalkeeper Andrew Fisher played the full 90 minutes on the day that David Raya's move to Brentford was confirmed.

All 20 outfield players involved got 45 minutes of action as they were eased into pre-season action, the second half team including Charlie Adam who has been training with the club.

"With pre-season we'll build it up and hone things towards a starting team," Mowbray said after the win at Holker Street.

"Saturday was a mixed up, two teams of XI, and there was no real structure about how we were going to play.

"It was more just putting some young ones and some old ones together and making sure we there was enough experience."

Mowbray now has a full week to work with his players ahead of the game at League One Rochdale this Sunday, July 14.

That will give the Rovers boss chance to fine tune things further as he is keen to get his playing principles for next season in place sooner rather than later.

After that the games come in something of a flurry.

Following the meeting with Dale at Spotland, Rovers are at Mansfield on Wednesday, July 17 and Rangers on Sunday, July 21.

The pre-season campaign finishes with trips to League One pair Bury on Wednesday, July 24 and Blackpool on Saturday, July 27, the Seasiders having just appointed Simon Grayson, father of Rovers defender Joe, as their new manager.

"It's going to be an intense training week this week," said Mowbray.

"It's football, football, football at the moment.

"The games will come thick and fast after that.

"It's Sunday, Wednesday and then Sunday again at Ibrox on the 21st."

Rovers have sold out their allocation of 1,600 tickets for the trip to Rangers.

Tickets remain on sale for the other friendlies though with Rochdale tickets priced at adults £10, seniors and under-21s £5, with under-11s £1. Wheelchair users are £5 and their carers £1.

Tickets should be bought from Rochdale or on the day.