Rovers are trying to plan ahead, but the ever-changing picture of the coronavirus threat means those are having to constantly be adjusted.

The players haven’t trained since March 13 when the EFL announcement a suspension of all matches until at least April 3, the decision coming 24 hours before Rovers were due to play Bristol City.

The early possible resumption for the season has now been pushed back to April 30, with eight of Rovers’ remaining nine Championship fixtures having been postponed.

The club’s training ground at Brockhall underwent a specialist deep clean, while Rovers have since closed the doors at Ewood Park for the foreseeable future.

While the changing landscape makes it difficult to plan ahead, manager Tony Mowbray says it is essential that there is a thought process behind what Rovers are doing, with the players currently working to individual fitness programmes behind closed doors.

Mowbray is working closely with head of athletic performance Chris Rush to determine what the best steps are, with the health and wellbeing of the squad remaining top priority.

Rovers had planned initially to return to training this week, having had seven days off, but those have since been shelved.

“The plans are always changing, but you can’t have no plan,” Mowbray explained to the Lancashire Telegraph.

“You have to have a plan, but then the plan changes as things deteriorate or we have a set date.

“But everything is changeable and generally has changed. The plan will probably change again depending on which way it goes.

“We’ve spoken about maybe in a week or so bringing them in to training in really small numbers, closing the STC down really after it’s been deep clean, and doing some physical work.

“We have planned, but that can change, as we’ve changed in the last two or three weeks really as the time gets closer.

“Even the day before we’ve cancelled things that we had planned on and that’s how we’ll continue forward.”

Mowbray says the modern-day footballer is conscientious enough to stay fit even with the current uncertainty surrounding when games will be played again. However, he admits that home exercise is a far cry from football which is hard to replicate.

It’s for that reason that Rovers, when given the green light to do so, will be keen to get the players training in small groups on football specific movements.

But precautions will be taken when that does happen, with no access to the training ground due to limits on the number of staff required, with players travelling alone and going home at the end of their mini-session.

“I think the difficulty for players is recreating football movements,” Mowbray explained.

“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.

“Kicking a football for existence, not with each other, but maybe do a run, stride out to the halfway line, check and twist through some poles and hit a ball in to the net.

“They can all be doing that on different pitches and going in different directions, just to try and recreate football.

“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.”