ADO Den Haag are keen on a loan move for Rovers attacker Ben Brereton this month.

Brereton wasn’t part of Rovers’ matchday squad for the 1-1 draw with Preston North End, despite being available having started the previous two matches.

Tony Mowbray said the reasoning was simply a preference for Harry Chapman, but the Lancashire Telegraph understands there is interest in the 20-year-old from the Dutch side managed by Alan Pardew.

Brereton has struggled to make an impact at Rovers since his move from Nottingham Forest in the summer of 2018 that was made permanent in January 2019 for a fee in the region of £6m.

He has scored just once, in a 2-0 win over Bolton last April, and was substituted in each of his starts for Rovers in 2020.

Rovers are in the market for attacking reinforcements this month, following the loss of top scorer Bradley Dack to a season-ending anterior cruciate ligament injury.

And it remains to be seen whether Rovers will sanction Brereton’s exit before Mowbray can add to his squad who have scored 10 times in their last nine matches.

A loan move could help Brereton regain some confidence that has been lost during his 18 months in East Lancashire.

The attacker said he had hoped for a brighter 2020 after a disappointing last calendar year that saw him miss three months earlier this season with a knee injury that required surgery.

Den Hagg are currently second bottom of the Eredivisie with three wins from their 18 league matches.