loan this month.

Brereton has been the subject of loan interest, with Dutch side ADO Den Haag among his suitors, but Rovers aren’t in a rush to see the 20-year-old depart.

The £6m summer signing has struggled to make an impact at Ewood Park, but with Bradley Dack injured, Rovers aren’t blessed for options in attack.

Brereton has made just two Championship starts this season, and has scored once in 33 appearances since signing in August 2018, and Mowbray admits a loan move could prove beneficial if the right deal comes on the table before the deadline.

Mowbray said: “We’re not in a rush to get rid of them but if the right club, the right deal where we feel he might go and play 15 or 16 games between now and the end of the season and come back in the summer having scored a few goals and being confident and ready then we have to assess that.

“At the moment there’s not a deal on the table that’s been right.”

Brereton started Rovers’ New Year’s Day fixture at former club Nottingham Forest and the FA Cup tie at Birmingham.

But he was substituted in both, and didn’t make the matchday squad for last weekend’s game with Preston North End.

He will travel with the squad to Sheffield Wednesday, and Mowbray added: “The thing with Ben Brereton is about his confidence and belief and I’ve spoken for a long time now about getting him to a level where he feels he can play for this team.

“The issue for Ben is that he’s been trying to get in front of Danny Graham and Bradley Dack for the last year.

“That has obviously changed now, Danny doesn’t start every game and Bradley is injured.

“These requests for Ben have come at a time when we aren’t in a rush to lose a striker and Dack is out of the picture and while we’ve got (Sam) Gallagher and (Adam) Armstrong, (Dominic) Samuel is back also, but again he’s searching for his confidence levels to get back in the picture and affect the first-team. Ben is in a similar position.”

Mowbray says domestic loan deals for Brereton could also be a possibility, and something he would discuss with the player should the opportunity arise.

The manager said: “With those things I tend to talk to the boy.

“I’d talk to Ben and advisors and whether they fancy the deal.

“I don’t sit here and think ‘oh, he’s only going there’.

“If the phone rings then we will make the call on the option.”