Tony Mowbray will meet with Bradley Dack’s representatives next week to discuss a new contract – but is relaxed after the future of his top scorer.

Dack has nine goals already, halfway to his tally in each of the last two seasons, and netted the winner against Brentford on Wednesday night.

The attacker turns 26 next month and is in to the final 18 months of the contract he signed in the months after Rovers secured promotion to the Championship.

Dack has an ambition of playing in the Premier League, and his recent form is likely to see him attract interest when the transfer window re-opens in January.

But Mowbray says his relationship with the player, who signed from Gillingham for £750,000 in June 2017, means there is an understanding of where things stand with regards his long-term future.

“I have a meeting with Bradley’s agent next week and we’ll see how they work out,” Mowbray told the Lancashire Telegraph.

“But my relationship is with Bradley, not his agent, but you have to work with agents.

“Ultimately my relationship is with Bradley and we have an understanding together of where we want his career to go, how we see his career developing.

“We have a level of trust that he feels as a club we will do the right thing for Bradley and the right time is there.

“At the moment he just has to give everything he has got for the team and for the club.

“Ultimately he will want and go and play in the Premier League and as we move forward whether that is going to the Premier League with Blackburn Rovers, or if that’s not the case, he will look and seek to go there in a different way.”

Dack will make career appearance number 300 at Stoke City today, 108 of which have come with Rovers.

The club opened talks with the 25-year-old over a new deal, which would move him in line with the club’s top earners, earlier this season.

Discussions remain ongoing, but Mowbray says Dack’s infectious attitude make him a popular figure at the club.

And while his star man remains key to their hopes, Mowbray says no-one will hold the attacker to ransom.

He added: “Bradley has a contract. We have talked a long time to Bradley about contracts, he’s always been open to those discussions.

“As I’ve said to him, no-one is here with handcuffs on him telling him to sign a new deal and ‘you have to be here’, or ‘sign a new deal and if the right number comes in we’re going to sell you and you can go to the Premier League and if it’s right for you, and it’s right for the club, then we’ll do that and we’ll reinvest and find another player to do the job.

“As I’ve said to him, I remember when I was finishing my career, Kieron Dyer was the star player (at Ipswich) and they sold him and then got promotion the year after. Soon as he left, we won.

“James Maddison left Norwich and they got promotion the year after, not with him.

“It’s all about the team, not about the individual, in my opinion.

“Bradley at the moment loves being here, you can see by the way he trains every day. You can hear his voice around the training ground, he’s infectious, not just with the players but the staff.

“He’s in the right place in his career and she’s showing that on the pitch, scoring goals, working very hard for the team and we’ll see where it goes.”