Tony Mowbray admits there are questions but no answers as yet when it comes to knowing what funds will be available to strengthen his squad.

Mowbray has already stressed the need to strengthen his side, who sit 10th in the table, with goalkeeper Christian Walton and central defender Tosin Adarabioyo both on loan.

The pair will see out the remainder of the 2019/20 season at Ewood Park, but Mowbray says the financial uncertainty created by Covid-19 makes long-term planning difficult.

Mowbray stated after the 2-2 draw with Swansea City on February 29 the need to recruit in defence, with loanees Walton and Adarabioyo not part of the long-term thinking.

But as clubs face the cost of the coronavirus lockdown, which has seen the season suspended for two months, Mowbray admits there is plenty of uncertainty ahead.

He said: “What’s the financial situation of every club going to be when we get back to work?

“Are we going to have to sell players, are we going to have to develop our own?

“We have some gaping holes in goalkeeper and at centre half with players who are on loan. Are those players already at the club? How are going to recruit people if we need to replace them, are we just going to take more loans or free transfers?

“These are the questions but there are no answers because we don’t know how long it’s going to go on for.

“Every club will be in the same situation.”

Rovers have decisions to make over the futures of Jayson Leutwiler, Amari’i Bell, Richie Smallwood, Stewart Downing, Dominic Samuel and Danny Graham, who are all out of contract this summer.

By June 23 clubs to have make known to their out-of-contract players whether they intend to release them, offer a new contract, or try and agree a deal to see out the remainder of the delayed 2019/20 season.

The EFL hopes the season will be finished by July 31 to avoid any further uncertainty around contracts, while an agreement is yet to be reached over when the transfer window will run to, with the season currently suspended indefinitely.

“Some managers that I’ve been speaking to, their clubs have 17 players out of contract on June 30. How those players are feeling and their emotions, I’m not sure,” Mowbray told the BBC.

“If the season does go beyond July 31 and the season goes beyond this grace period of one month, what happens? Will the club’s extend it, pick the ones they think can do the job?

“It’s very difficult to fathom what we’re going to do with contracts if the season runs longer than July 31.”