Rovers remain in the hunt for a left back – despite missing out on one deal last week, and Tony Mowbray ruling out a move for Ryan Manning.

The QPR full back has been a target in each of the last two transfer windows, but despite being frozen out at Loftus Rovers as contract talks have stalled, Mowbray said the 24-year-old was out of Rovers’ price range.

Mowbray suggested last week that Rovers were awaiting an answer from a left back target, and while that now appears out of reach, it is understood to be a position the club still want to recruit in.

Other left back targets are now being worked on, and while they haven’t yet made an enquiry to Cardiff City about the availability of Greg Cunningham, that is one deal could yet come onto the radar.

The 29-year-old saw his season-long move cut short in January after suffering a knee ligament injury after just 10 appearances, but now back fit, and not involved in either of Cardiff’s two Championship games so far, there remains a chance that he could yet return.

Speaking after the 5-0 win over Wycombe Wanderers, Mowbray made clear how his budget would likely accommodate only one more permanent signing, supplemented by loan additions, having so far brought in goalkeeper Thomas Kaminski and central defender Daniel Ayala.

A back-up goalkeeper, left back and central midfielder remain the likely bits of business that Rovers will conclude before the domestic transfer window closes on October 16 with the current finances available to them.

Deals have proven difficult to close for Rovers this summer, eventually swopping Ayala after late interest from a Saudi Arabian club, with negotiations smoothed over by the offer of a three-year deal.

A double swoop in central defence was expected at the start of the summer, but the form, and now unlikely exit, of Derrick Williams means he and Darragh Lenihan, as well as Ayala and Scott Wharton, will be the four options in that position moving forward.

Competition for Amari’i Bell is still wanted, but whether that comes in the form of a permanent, or loan, transfer remains unclear for now.

A central midfielder was on the wishlist, but that has been pushed up the list of priorities following the injury to Lewis Travis.

The 22-year-old will miss up to 12 weeks with a lateral knee ligament injury which is expected to require surgery.

Mowbray has spoken about the financial difficulties of doing loan deals for Premier League prospects, but Rovers were understood to have reached an agreement with Manchester United for teenage midfielder James Garner.

United were keen to give the 19-year-old an opportunity to go out on loan, with Rovers one of several Championship clubs to have been in the running for him, only for Garner to opt to join Watford on a season-long deal.

Rovers have been long time admirers of Doncaster captain Ben Whiteman, but the asking price of the League One club makes that out of reach in this window.

Loan deals could drag on until later in the window as top-flight clubs will keen to conclude their business before allowing their prospects to go out on loan.

The attacking options will stay as they are, with the emergence of Tyrhys Dolan a big boost for Mowbray who saw Danny Graham and Dominic Samuel depart in the summer.

Sam Gallagher is nearing a return to fitness, while Bradley Dack will hope to get some minutes under his belt for the Under-23s next month to push his rehabilitation to the next level.