Rovers remain in dialogue with the playing squad about their wages following an EFL announcement that a pay deal had been agreed with League One and League Two clubs.

The players are currently in lockdown, and haven’t trained as a group since the first suspension of matches came in on March 13. The EFL announced last week an indefinite suspension of the season, with the Rovers players now starting a three week off season before returning to training on May 16.

The EFL plan to finish the season, once it’s re-started, in 56 days, with a suggested start of June 6 having been mooted.

Players earning more than £2,500 a month at League One and League Two clubs will take a 25 per cent pay cut for the month of April, so long as their pay doesn’t fall below that limit.

No directive has yet been set for Championship clubs, with Rovers one of a number of second tier teams in ongoing discussions with their squad.

An EFL statement read: “The current position in respect of the Championship is that clubs last week agreed to conduct wage negotiations with players at a local level, while making financial information available to support their position. 

“A number of Championship Clubs have concluded agreements with players and others will be holding discussions this week.”

Discussions between the EFL and the players' union continued over the Easter weekend and revealed 'a working group of six club captains/PFA delegates from League One and Two, supported by a representative nominated by the PFA' would 'engage in dialogue in respect of players’ wages' to find a solution for the medium-term.

The EFL say the pay plan for clubs in the third and fourth tiers is a directive in relation to this month's wages, rather than mandatory, with some having outlined 'no requirement to take immediate action' during the period of lockdown, but added: 'further conditions may be agreed at a local level through discussions between individual clubs and players'.

Accrington Stanley owner Andy Holt was among those outlining that clubs in the third and fourth tiers would be 'worse off' when matches do resume, due to the lack of matchday revenue should the EFL go ahead with its plan to play matches behind closed doors.

All Rovers staff were paid in full for the month of March, but chief executive Steve Waggott told the Lancashire Telegraph that nothing was off the table when it came to making savings to ease the burden on owners Venky's during the coronavirus pandemic.

The club's financial accounts for the year to June 2019 showed losses of £18m, despite a substantial rise in income following promotion back to the Championship.