Rovers are in talks with Bradley Dack about a new contract at Ewood Park.

Dack marked his 100th Rovers appearance with his 40th goal since making the £750,000 switch from Gillingham in the summer of 2017.

The 25-year-old agreed a fresh contract after promotion from League One, with Dack now just over 12 months in to that three year contract.

Rovers are keen to reward the attacker with an improved deal to move him in line with the club’s top earners.

Dack scored for a third league game in a row, for the first time in his career, on his milestone appearance for the club in the 2-1 win at Reading.

He has spoken in glowing terms of his enjoyment of life at the club and is settled in the north west since his move from the Gills.

And Rovers will hope to secure his long-term future with the offer of a new deal, with Mowbray full of praise for Dack after his latest goal.

“To score 40 goals in 100 appearances is pretty special for a player who’s not an out-and-out No.9,” Mowbray said.

“He doesn’t just hang around the goal, he works his socks off, gets in the six yard and that’s some ratio for a No.10.

“You’d think that No.10s want to score spectacular goals from 25 yards but Dack scores most of his from inside the six yard box which is a fantastic credit to him that he works so hard to get that high up the pitch and contribute to our passing game as well.”

Mowbray was in charge of Coventry in 2015/16 when Dack was named League One player of the year for the first time. And he admits he saw the potential in Dack as he made the move for the attacker in the wake of the club’s relegation from the Championship in 2017.

The weight of goals he has scored for Rovers set him apart from others in his position, according to Mowbray, after Dack netted another from close range at the Madejski Stadium.

Asked if he was surprised by Dack’s impact since arriving at Ewood, the Rovers boss said: “The last time I managed a team against Bradley he scored against us for Gillingham.

“I think Bradley is at his best when he gets wrapped up in the game

“You have to play him just off the striker but have to let him go and charge back, get stuck in, rampage around, and when I feel when he’s wrapped up in the match and playing with a passion and emotion that’s when he’s at his best.

“The fact he gets in the six yard box, if you break his goals down, how many he scores in the six yard box, it’s a high percentage.

“And for someone who plays off the centre forward that’s quite rare, it’s like a unique position.

“No.10s want to score wonder goals from outside the box, from cut-backs, arriving late in the box, but Bradley wants to get in the mix and scores a lot of goals yards from the goal-line.

“And that’s why he’s so valuable for this club.

“He is a creative type of midfield player but the goals he has next to his name sets him apart.”