Tony Mowbray admits Rovers’ hopes of adding to their squad before Friday’s 11pm deadline is in the hands of other clubs.

Rovers have enquired about both permanent and loan signings - with a winger high on the priority list - but are either apart on valuations, or waiting for the green light from parent clubs, before being in a position to progress with any deals.

Mowbray is keen to add to his ranks before the deadline, with a goalkeeper, left back and midfielder also under consideration.

No deals appear imminent, with top targets Kamil Jozwiak and Ronan Curtis appearing out of reach, but Mowbray has faith his side, who return to action against Queens Park Rangers tonight, can still push for the top six without any reinforcements.

He said: “The frustration is that with some of the players we’ve enquired about their club’s situation isn’t allowing them to make decisions at this moment.

“For various reasons, whether they want to make a signing, particularly the players we’ve asked about on loan.

 “Some of their clubs are still involved in the FA Cup and their journey continues and It’s whether the manager is going to keep playing some young players or whether now it’s down to the last 16 they’re going to play more senior players.

“We have to wait and see on the decisions of those clubs.

“We’ve asked one or two clubs about players we could sign, but as I’ve said before, when you ask early in the window the finances are always out of reach and then they come back towards you and it’s about you deciding when it’s the right number and a deal can be done.

“We’ll be patient. The job is to try and improve the squad in every transfer if you can and that’s what we’re trying.

“Sometimes when you let players leave and don’t replace them, you’re not getting stronger and I’m very conscious about that. Let’s wait and see what the next few days bring.

“It’s a little bit out of our hands. We’ve asked the questions about players we like and who we think can help our team and move it forward.”

With his side having beaten Sheffield Wednesday 5-0 last time out, and sitting six points outside of the play-offs, Mowbray retains confidence in the group at his disposal, even having lost three key players to long-term injuries.

He added: “If we get some then great, if not then this team have just scored five goals away from home and kept a clean sheet so I don’t feel overly concerned.

“I sit here thinking if we can keep this group relatively fit then over the next 18 games we’ll see how close we can get.

“Ideally we’d like to make some additions, whether it’s to deepen the squad or strengthen the starting XI. Let’s see this week what comes back on the phone and what the head of recruitment brings to the table about the questions we’ve been asking.”