Rovers will prioritise a goalkeeper, left back and central midfielder as part of their remaining transfer business in this window.

The club have until October 16 to conclude their remaining transfer deals, though moves for any European recruits would need to be finalised by October 5.

Daniel Ayala filled the central defensive vacancy, and despite the initial plan of bringing in two signings in that position, that is now expected to depend on the future of Derrick Williams who impressed in the Carabao Cup tie at Newcastle United.

Charlie Mulgrew is expected to move on, but remains no nearer to securing his switch to Fleetwood Town who will require compromise from Rovers to do any sort of deal for the Scot who has a year left on his contract.

A central midfielder, most likely on loan, had always been on the radar given Tony Mowbray’s preference to play 4-3-3, with the injury to Lewis Travis pushing that up the priority list.

Rovers remain in talks with Middlesbrough over a move for goalkeeper Aynsley Pears, having seen a £200,000 bid turned down, with Boro holding out for nearer double that figure, but progress is expected to be made with that deal.

They have now concluded two deals for senior players, filling the goalkeeping void with Thomas Kaminski who arrived from AA Gent for an undisclosed fee.

Daniel Ayala became the second senior face through the door, signing a three-year deal having been a free agent since leaving Middlesbrough.

Mowbray will take stock of the finances available to him in his budget, but funds remain to strengthen the squad further, with another three new faces currently being targeted.

Competition at left back is a priority, as is a new goalkeeper to compete with Belgian Kaminski, with a central midfielder also on the wishlist.

Right backs had also been looked at, but Rovers will take stock on that front until later in the window.

“We’ve got irons in the fire, we’re trying hard, they’re not easy to drop in, but this one has,” the manager said.

“We’ve brought in a goalkeeper in Kaminski, a central defender in Ayala, we’re looking for a couple of other positions and we have to assess how much we’ve got in the budget, how much each deal has cost us, and which tier of player we can go for.

“We’ve got players who might cost us a few million quid and we’ll try and work around the budget and see if we can add a few more in the next week or two.”

Rovers have finally found their replacement in central defence following the end of Tosin Adarabioyo’s loan spell.

The defender returned to Manchester City after 34 appearances in a season-long loan last term, but now faces uncertainty over his own future.

Talks over a new deal at the Etihad for Adarabioyo have gone cold leading to questions over his next move.

While City may want to loan him out, reports suggest that Adarabioyo, who turns 23 next week, could push for a permanent move away from the club to get his career up and running, with Everton, West Ham and Fulham all said to be showing interest.