Jon McLaughlin's move to Rangers this week hadn't even registered with Rovers boss Tony Mowbray who insisted: 'he’d never been on my radar'.

Mowbray dismissed suggestions that the 32-year-old, who signed for the Scottish Premiership side on a two-year deal, had been a long-term target.

Rovers are in the market for at least one goalkeeper this summer, with Christian Walton set to return to parent club Brighton where he has another year left to run on his contract.

Back-up option Jayson Leutwiler is out of contract and could look to pursue first-team opportunities next season, but has agreed to see out the 2019/20 campaign at Ewood Park as understudy to Walton.

Mowbray revealed last week that no budgets had been set for next season, making talk in the national press of a contract offer being drawn up for the Scotland international premature.

But the manager moved to quash talk that McLaughlin had ever been a target, with the 'keeper linked as long back as January as he moved in to the final six months of his deal at Sunderland.

“I think that was very much agent driven – he’d never been on my radar to be honest," Mowbray said.

“I hear these things, people tell me, my head of recruitment tells me when these snippets are in the papers or on websites.

“I didn’t even know the name until last week when he was mentioned to me, I hadn’t sat and watched him, I hadn’t started preparing things.

“With total respect to him, I didn’t know him, I’m sure he’s a very good goalie, but he was never on our radar.”

Rovers this week signed goalkeeping prospect Jordan Eastham to a two-year deal, with Joe Hilton and Andrew Fisher also under contract for a further 12 months.

Fisher spent the first half of the season on loan at Northampton Town, before a January switch to League One side MK Dons, but failed to make a league appearance for either.

“Fish was great for us too, even though he didn't get a game. He gelled really well with the goalkeepers, as back-up to Lee and I think had Lee (Nicholls) been injured, we'd have been in really safe hands with him in there,” said Dons boss Russell Martin.

Asked about the possibility of a move for Fisher next season, he added: “We'll waiting to see what happens over the next few weeks and months before the new season starts, to see who is available and in what capacity.