Three players in, one major departure, and still at least a couple of important pieces of business to do in the final 24 days of the window.

There could be a case for Rovers’ areas of strength (midfield and attack) have got stronger and the areas of weakness (goalkeeper and defence) have got weaker. Though that’s not to say the two areas that have been strengthened weren’t in need of reinforcements.

The long chase for Sam Gallagher, after failed bids in each of the last two transfer windows, ended in a positive conclusion, the 23-year-old joining on a four-year deal.

He will provide much needed competition in the central striking position that Rovers have craved and should ease the pressure on Danny Graham. Though don’t write off the player of the year, who despite turning 34 a week in to the new season, will take some dislodging.

Gallagher needs games, and much like Adam Armstrong 12 months earlier, has taken the decision to make the leap of faith in his ability to move on from a Premier League club, and a lucrative contract, to further his career, and chose Rovers as the place to call home.

Mowbray has remained a fan of his impressive physical attributes, and while he needs some nurturing, the amount of interest in him over the course of the last 12 months show many feel he can become a 20-goal a season striker, and more.

Rovers’ attacking options look healthy, with an interesting decision to be made over the immediate future of Joe Nuttall, with a winger, on loan, the only possible further addition.

Two free agent overseas central midfielders were targeted, with Adam Maher a key target before joining Utrecht, but Bradley Johnson’s move from Derby has bolstered that area.

He arrives with plenty of Championship experience and will provide good balance with a left-footed option, as will Stewart Downing, who at 34, adds more know-how to what Mowbray felt was a young group.

Focus will now be on a goalkeeper, a transfer chase heightened by the departure of David Raya.

The Spaniard moved on to Brentford, and while one of the most naturally talented and athletic young ‘keepers in the division, a move to the Bees could be the fresh start he needs to address the flaws in his game.

But his departure has to be seen as a disappointment. At 23 he has more than enough time on his side, and an Academy product, has the ability to reach the top-flight and looks one of several good recruits from the Bees this summer.

Mowbray will hope a more experienced stopper will benefit Rovers. While the boss has been keen on a goalkeeper for some time, and tried to add one last summer, that would likely have been to provide competition, and challenge, Raya.

Now Rovers have to find a goalkeeper able to fulfil the No.1 position, despite Jayson Leutwiler, who started the final four matches of last season, being offered a new deal. It was thought the Canadian could still move on despite that new contract, though having to find two goalkeepers in this window may be a stretch too far.

Rovers’ biggest deficiency last season was their goals against column, 69 shipped in 46 Championship games, with central defensive recruits expected this summer.

When asked about the priority of central defenders last month however, Mowbray hinted it wasn’t quite as high as previously suggested, largely down to the way the team finished in the final six games of last season.

But with Paul Downing having been allowed to leave, and an extended stay for Jack Rodwell looking increasingly unlikely, Rovers look short of both options and quality.

Patrick Bauer, a long-term target, moved to Preston after leaving Charlton, while two other central defenders Rovers had tracked, Liam Lindsay and Ethan Pinnock, who have both left Barnsley for Stoke and Brentford respectively.

Rovers were buoyed by the addition of Gallagher, but most fans will only breathe easier once the positions most feel were needed are addressed.

Only then can the window, and aspirations for 2019/20, be properly assessed.