Tony Mowbray says there could still be incomings at Rovers before today’s 5pm deadline.

The window for Premier League and Championship clubs shuts later today, with Rovers supporters eager to see more arrivals at Ewood Park.

Manchester City loanee Tosin Adarabioyo is the sole defensive addition this window, with the 21-year-old in contention to make his debut against Fulham this weekend.

Rovers’ other four signings made their debuts in the opening day defeat to Charlton, while Tyler Magloire has joined Rochdale on a season-long loan deal.

Mowbray says the club have irons in the fire, with former skipper Grant Hanley remaining on the list of possibilities if a deal can be thrashed out with his parent club Norwich City. 

On the prospect of incomings, Mowbray said at his pre-match press conference: “We are trying to improve our squad if we can.

“We are hoping to add a few to help really.

“This is your last opportunity to create depth in your squad, that’s what we’ll try and do.

“Obviously you’re always trying to improve your starting XI but let’s see what happens.

“We have a few irons in the fire and let’s see if they come to fruition.

“They don’t always as they are only discussions with clubs.

“I sit here with an open mind. We have training and preparation for a game which is the most important thing and then we’ll see what this afternoon brings.”

Mowbray held his pre-match press conference earlier than usual to hopefully free up his afternoon for agreeing deals.

“It’s all a bit hectic,” he added.

“The fact we’re talking this morning, rather than this afternoon, is hopefully because of action this afternoon and that we’re doing things and sorting out final details of deals.

“It’s not too much disruption, your phone is extraordinarily busy on a day like today.

“We will have our squad after today to go with for the next four or five months, we’ll get an Under-23s coach so they have someone to work with, and life will become smoother.”

The boss added: “You can try and force deals and be really aggressive, but sometimes they can come to you because of a domino effect that something has happened somewhere else.

“You have to make those last-second decisions sometimes.

“All the best planning, then something throws that all out of sync, because they are too good to turn down.

“That’s why you can get deals which are like ‘where did that come from?’ because it generally falls in to your lap.

“For most of the summer you’re  working to a plan, which positions you’re trying to strengthen, which positions you want to target, which managers you are talking to, but the madness of the last day is always there and can change things.”