Tony Mowbray says Rovers are still looking to settle on a new style without Bradley Dack - but admits the addition of a winger this month could add a new dimension to their play.

Rovers have regularly gone with ‘a wide striker’ on the flanks during Mowbray’s tenure and are short of natural options on the flanks.

That could change this month, should Mowbray be able to recruit in the January transfer window, with a winger among his priorities.

They have been credited with interest in Lech Poznan winger Kamil Jozwiak. However, Rovers were last night staying tight-lipped on reports of lodging a seven-figure bid for the 21-year-old, capped once by Poland.

Reports in Poland suggest Lech Poznan, who sold fellow midfielder Darko Jevtic to Rubin Kazan yesterday, would want in the region of 3m Euros for his services, and while Rovers aren’t awash with transfer funds this month, it is understood there is money to spend should the right deal be identified.

Mowbray is an admirer of Portsmouth winger Ronan Curtis, and despite enquiries having been made for the for the Republic of Ireland international, a move this month appears unlikely at this stage.

Adam Armstrong, who has eight goals this season, has played the last two matches as the central striker with Sam Gallagher utilised from the right wing. That has drawn criticism from some, but Mowbray says the need for natural wingers is lessened when Armstrong is up front.

He told the Lancashire Telegraph: “I think it’s just working out how we’re going to play, if Armstrong is playing centre forward you’re not going to put loads of crosses in, so the games where we play Downing left wing and if we sign a right winger, or a right-footed winger, then the crosses will come in.

“For Rovers fans, a la Ripley and Wilcox, crossing the ball from their natural sides and putting balls in to the box.

“At the moment we’re playing inverted wingers, generally a right footer on the left, and work with the number 10 which is how we’ve built the team.

“We might have to change as we move forward, but we’re working hard with the team and hopefully the confidence levels stay high.”

Rovers had scored just 10 goals in their last nine matches, and hadn’t won since losing 10-goal top scorer Dack to injury.

That ended both of those sequences in emphatic style at the weekend, putting five goals past Sheffield Wednesday in a 5-0 demolition at Hillsborough.

But it was the nature of the goals, all coming in the 18-yard box, that most pleased Mowbray.

“I liked the scrappy goals, the fact we could work the ball in to their six yard box and Holtby scored,” he added.

“Adam had some great chances, the keeper made a great save, hopefully it gives them confidence, but I don’t think there’s a lack of confidence.”

Rovers are currently taking in a three-day training camp in Portugal, before returning to East Lancashire on Saturday.

They are without a game this weekend having been knocked out of the FA Cup in the third round, with scheduled opponents QPR in action in the fourth round.

That game has been rescheduled for Tuesday night where Rovers will look to build on their win at Hillsborough and aim to close the gap to the top six.

Mowbray will look to lean on Rovers’ strong home form, that hasn’t seen them lose at Ewood since September, but they have drawn each of their last three home matches to Wigan, Birmingham and Preston.

“The league is consistently inconsistent, Leeds and West Brom were running away with the league but haven’t been able to win a game recently,” Mowbray said.

“The frustration for us is that we’ve not been able to string another five or six game unbeaten run together.

“We talked the other day, Wigan, Birmingham and Preston, if we would have won those games we’d have an extra six points and been sixth in the league.

“It’s that close. Those draws in to wins, and they might have been earlier in the season, and been in the play-offs.

“That’s the margins and I’m sure every team in the league is thinking that.

“We have to strive for consistency in the last 18 games out of the inconsistency of the selection issues we’ve got.”