Tony Mowbray says there are other issues to contend with first before weighing up summer moves - as he refused to be drawn on the possibility of a Rovers return for Greg Cunningham. 

The full back went back to parent club Cardiff City in January after a knee ligament injury at QPR in October ended the prospect of him featuring again this season.

Cunningham impressed in his 10 appearances, and looked a solid signing on the left side of the Rovers defence, which will require strengthening again in the summer.

Since the injury to Cunningham, Rovers have struggled in that position, with five other players having been used by Mowbray.

Rovers travel to the Cardiff City without Amari’i Bell and Derrick Williams, though Elliott Bennett and Joe Rankin-Costello who have played there since the re-start, will make the trip despite injury doubts.

The Irishman, who could well have been recalled by the Bluebirds in January had he been fit, still has another 12 months to run on his deal, despite featuring just eight times since his move from Preston in 2018.

But while Rovers may consider the possibility of a summer move, Mowbray says uncertainty over finances make that difficult.

“Greg had a cruciate knee ligament injury, similar to Bradley Dack, and you have to be careful. It was a serious injury, a bad injury, and from what I’m hearing he’s back around their training ground,” he said.

“He’s not our player so he’s not someone I need to focus on. I’ve got my own players asking me questions before I start thinking about signing other players.

“They’re all up in the air, questions that we don’t have the answers to.

“We have to get these games done, be as competitive as we can, pick up as many points as we can and see what the future holds.

“We have to deal with the internal situation first, I’m trying to get through this next few weeks, play these few games, sit down, discuss.”

Rovers came to an agreement with Cardiff to cut short Cunningham’s deal in January, the 29-year-old having initially stayed at the club to undergo the first part of his rehabilitation.

He is now back training with the Bluebirds’ first-team squad, but unlikely to feature again this season.