Tony Mowbray says Rovers hope to bring their players back in to training in small numbers – but admits even the best laid plans can change quickly as the coronavirus lockdown continues.

Rovers are yet to return to training since March 13, and with no football on the horizon until at least April 30, the club have taken the decision to close the Senior Training Centre at Brockhall.

Mowbray is in regular contact with Chris Rush, the club’s head of athletic performance, with players given individual programmes to work through during the self-isolation period.

The training ground has undergone a specialist deep clean, and will remain shut for the foreseeable future, but Mowbray hopes there will be the chance to train in small groups in the coming weeks.

“There are plans, the next one is to come in in small numbers, not go in to the building, see them get out of their cars and go on to the grass with a coach to do the fitness work and the mobility work that footballers need to do, but in really small numbers,” Mowbray revealed.

“They can run on treadmills, go and do the work, but recreating checking, jumping, twisting, stopping, falling, all that stuff is really hard to recreate as an individual.

“We will rotate that around, mornings, afternoons, so they wouldn’t be in contact with each other, they wouldn’t be using the dressing room facilities, but get the stuff done they need to.”