Danny Graham says he would “100 per cent” sign a new deal at Rovers if a contract offer is forthcoming.

Graham and Stewart Downing head the list of players whose deals expire at the end of this month, but at the very least are expected to see out the remainder of the 2019/20 season at Ewood Park.

Rovers have to inform those out of contract of their intentions by June 23, which could include a short-term extension through to the end of the season.

Graham has featured 30 times in the Championship this season, but only 11 as a starter, and has had to make do with a peripheral role of late. But he remains an important member of the squad, and despite turning 35 in August, has proven his fitness by featuring in every matchday squad this season.

And on the prospect of extending his Ewood stay in to a sixth season, he said: “If I got offered a new deal at the club would I sign it? 100 per cent.

“If I don’t then I’ve had a great four-and-a-half years and it’ll be time to move on and start a new adventure.

“We’ll wait and see what happens and cross that bridge when it comes to it.”

Graham joined Rovers on a permanent deal in 2016 after an initial loan spell and extended his contract at Rovers following promotion back to the Championship in 2018.

That included the option of a further 12 months which he triggered in January 2019 as he scored 16 times in the last campaign.

He’s had to make do with a more bit-part role this season, and he admits the uncertainty over player contracts caused by the coronavirus has made for a unique situation.

There is no clause in the deal that brought fellow former Boro man Downing to Ewood Park last summer, but the 35-year-old has starred in 34 Championship appearances and is expected to receive the offer of a new deal should he indicate his desire to remain at the club.

Back-up goalkeeper Jayson Leutwiler, midfielder Richie Smallwood and forward Dominic Samuel are also out of contract on June 30, as too is full back Amari’i Bell, however Rovers do have the option to extend his deal by a further 12 months should they wish.

“It’s strange. Going in to your last year there’s talks about a new deal or whether it’s time to move on. With what’s gone on at the minute, everything is in limbo,” Graham said in an interview with Sky Sports.

“There’s talks of contracts getting extended month to month, or whatever the case may be to get the season done, but I’m sure it’ll work in whatever way it does.”

Nineteen of Graham’s 30 league appearances this season have come from the bench, with the striker given more of a back-up role this season following last summer’s arrival of £5m striker Sam Gallagher.

Graham has managed three goals this term but missed a crucial penalty in the 2-2 draw with Swansea City in February.

Despite his frustrations at a reduced role, as an experienced player in the squad Graham feels a responsibility not to let his head drop.

“It’s frustrating and I still feel I can do well and contribute for the football club,” he explained.

“I’ve found it tough over the last few months.

“The bigger picture, I’m coming up 35, we’re three points off the play-offs so it’s not up to me to kick up a fuss.

“I’m getting my head down. Younger players at the club look up to me and ask me for advice so if they saw me moping then they’d think it’s alright for them to do the same.

“So there’s a different side to me off the pitch this year, I was doing my coaching badges, but that’s got knocked to one side with what’s gone on.”