The scenario remains that the final whistle will blow to bring an end to the 2019/20 season – but not the uncertainty of who will be relegated.

Rovers are one of the few teams in the division with a guarantee of playing Championship football next term, something their opponents Luton Town will be hoping to achieve on the final day.

The Hatters’ last-gasp win at Hull City at the weekend moved them on to 48 points, level with Charlton Athletic, but still in the relegation zone by virtue of goal difference.

However, Wigan Athletic face a 12-point deduction for going in to administration, which will be applied at the end of the season, a decision the club are in the process of appealing.

Also waiting to learn about possible points deductions for alleged breaches of financial regulations are Derby County, two points and two places below Rovers in the standings, as well as Sheffield Wednesday, currently on 56 points, two fewer than Wigan.

So it appears certain that who does go down will be dependant on legal challenges, and decisions made based on off-field matters, rather than the outcomes across the 46 games.

For Tony Mowbray, it’s a situation he can’t comprehend. “Goodness me, I think it’s quite farcical? Do we know if teams are going to be deducted points or not?,” he said.

“When we finish, who’s getting relegated? Because just after nine o’clock on Wednesday night, that whistle blows at the end of the match and you have to know whether you’re going to be in the division or not, surely?

“You can’t finish third bottom and be thinking ‘let’s hope Wigan get a 12-point deduction because then we’ll stay up’.

“I don’t understand it, but I have to just look after our own club and look after our football club.

“The rest, the leaders who are running the EFL, they will make the calls, and people should be asking the pertinent questions and getting the answers because it’s a ridiculous situation that the games could finish and no-one will know who’s getting relegated and who’s staying up.”

While opponents Luton will be focusing on their own result, they undoubtedly have one eye on the possible points deductions over their rivals, but still no indication of when that will be.

Rovers were relegated three seasons ago on 51 points, a number Luton could reach with victory, but 48 may well be enough depending on the results elsewhere, both on the pitch and in the EFL boardroom.

Mowbray expects a tough encounter, albeit levelled out slightly by the lack of home support.

“Probably, it’s a football match, but you have a team whose intensity levels will be as high as they can be, against a team, us, who I’ll be trying to expire to enjoy the environment and the challenge of playing against a rabid animal whose coming for you with its fangs out,” he added.

“You have to be able to deal with it.

“Let’s go and see how we get on it, and if we fail miserably, then I probably have failed to inspire them to go and compete with the intensity of the opposition, or the quality to find a way through a team who’s been struggling down the wrong end of the table all season.”

Hayden Carter is set to start his second senior game, with Manchester City Tosin Adarabioyo likely to have played his last game for the club. And the manager says it will be a great learning experience for Carter, and any of the young players who get on the pitch.

Having been in the same situation as Luton three years ago at Brentford, where Rovers were relegated despite a 3-1 victory, Mowbray knows the emotions in the Hatters dressing room, but insists his players will be doing all they can to sign off with a victory.

“We’ll be playing against a team with the most motivation you can think about, because it will affect their lives hugely,” he said.

“Relegation affects how much money you take home and how you live.

“The Luton Town players will be giving every ounce they’ve got for 90 minutes and we have to match that, be ready for that, and I think it’s a great challenge.

“I won’t be asking a load of kids to go and take that challenge on, there will be some at some stage getting their opportunity again, but it will be a team that’s very recognisable that goes out there and tries to win a football match.”