FIFA have approved the extension of player contracts until the season can be finished - with the coronavirus pandemic also set to see the summer transfer window dates moved.

Rovers chief executive Steve Waggott said last week he felt contractual obligations could be addressed to allow the 2019/20 season to be finished in the summer months.

Stewart Downing and Danny Graham are two Rovers players whose contracts end on June 30, but Waggott felt a solution can be reached to allow those players whose deals are approaching their conclusion to continue featuring.

The EFL have suspended the season indefinitely, meaning the season is set to go beyond the player contract end date, but FIFA have drawn up proposals to address practical issues brought by the Covid-19 crisis.

Football's world governing body met on Tuesday endorsed a set of principles agreed upon by a task force exploring the issue, with contracts and transfer windows key topics.

FIFA said: “It is proposed that contracts be extended until such time that the season does actually end” and added that deals due to come into force in the next campaign would be “delayed until the next season actually does start.”

The governing body also said “it is necessary to adjust the normal regulatory position to the new factual circumstances” when it comes to transfer windows.

A statement from the governing body read: "Accordingly, FIFA will be flexible and will allow the relevant transfer windows to be moved so they fall between the end of the old season and the start of the new season.

"At the same time, FIFA will try to ensure, where possible, an overall level of coordination and will also bear in mind the need to protect the regularity, integrity and proper functioning of competitions, so that the sporting results of any competition are not unfairly disrupted."