Tony Mowbray says quarantine rules surrounding European recruits won’t be a barrier to Rovers looking to delve into that market.

Rovers missed out on adding to their squad with a second European signing last week as despite agreeing a fee with a club for a central defender they pulled the plug on the deal after deeming demands from his agent to be unrealistic.

Kaminski remains Rovers’ sole senior signing this summer, and first overseas signing of Mowbray’s tenure, as he arrived from AA Gent for an undisclosed fee, making his debut in the opening day defeat at Bournemouth. The ‘keeper was forced to quarantine for two weeks on his arrival, not training with the squad until last Tuesday.

Rovers have until October 5 if they’re to turn to the European route to bring in a new central defender and left back having seen domestic targets fall away.

Cedric Kipre and free agent Daniel Ayala were two domestic deals that Rovers tried to do earlier in the window in their search for defensive signings.

Ivorian Kipre instead joined West Brom on a permanent deal, while interest from a Saudi Arabian club saw 29-year-old Ayala, a free agent after leaving Middlesbrough in June, hold off signing for Rovers.

That saw Rovers turn to the European market in a bid to add to their defensive ranks, only for one deal to break down as the player was about to fly in for his medical.

The Ayala deal broke down even further down the line, with everything having been agreed with the Spaniard before the late interest from the Middle East.

But with that now dragging on, and his future seemingly in the balance, Rovers could yet re-visit their interest in Ayala who is still without a club some three months after opting to leave Boro.

“The bottom line is that if you’re signing a footballer and he’s coming for two or three years you don’t worry about two weeks, if there’s two weeks quarantine then he has to quarantine," Mowbray told the Lancashire Telegraph. 

“If we do sign another player from abroad in the next few weeks then it will be for a few years not just for two weeks of quarantine.

“While we’re frustrated we conceded three goals I thought Derrick Williams applied himself well, Darragh Lenihan is a top player, the full backs applied themselves well and it was a bit of quality did for us.

“Bournemouth have historically had talented, technical players, they’re a threat and will be to a lot of teams in this league and if you’re not right when you come here then you’ll get beat, but I thought we did alright.”

Rovers initially targeted two new central defenders, but much of that was down to the expected departure of Williams who started at Bournemouth, preferred to Scott Wharton alongside Lenihan.

While Williams remains keen on a move to the MLS, neither DC United or LA Galaxy have come up with a deal that Rovers deem suitable to allow the 27-year-old to leave.

A left back is also very much in Mowbray’s thinking before the window closes next month.

Rovers are back in action tomorrow as they travel to the North East to face Newcastle United in the second round of the Carabao Cup.

Harry Chapman and Jacob Davenport were the two most senior players not involved in the matchday squad at Bournemouth, but Mowbray doesn’t foresee too many changes being made given the numbers available to him.

He said: “We haven’t got that many players to change. We’ve got three or four we could change and I don’t see any reason why we wouldn’t look at it.

“As I say every year, we’d like a cup run, fans love cup runs, but we have to be realistic that we’re playing a Premier League club who have just spent a fortune.

“We’ll go to Newcastle and do what we did against Bournemouth, ask questions of them, play on the front foot and see whether they can live with the intensity we’re trying to find.”