There has been no movement yet in Fleetwood Town’s pursuit of Charlie Mulgrew who remains training with Rovers.

The Cod Army have had interest throughout the summer in the Scotland international, who is free to leave Rovers, with Joey Barton keen to add some experience to his backline.

Conversations have taken place between the two clubs regarding the 34-year-old, but no deal has been struck yet for Mulgrew who is under contract at Ewood Park for a further year.

That means Rovers would either need to come to an agreement with the former club captain, who has played just once in 2020, over the final year of his deal, or find a compromise over his wages with the League One side in order to do a loan deal.

Mulgrew had previously been of interest to Portsmouth but they ended their pursuit after the introduction of the League One salary cap which is an added difficulty in doing deals with Championship clubs, with Fleetwood able to cover just a fraction of his wages.

And while Mulgrew would be keen to get first-team football under his belt once again, the finances aren't stacking up just now.

Explaining where the situation is at, Mowbray said: "My last conversation with Joey was that he was going to speak to his owner and get back to me and he hasn't.

"At this moment, Charlie is getting on, training hard. I have to say it's really good professionalism to keep going every day with nothing at the end of it.

"When I spoke to Joey, he was very understanding of our situation and a professional himself he understands how this game works. He was going to try to clarify with his owners but he hasn't at the moment."

Mulgrew has played 109 times for Rovers, scoring 27 goals and captaining them to promotion from League One, but spent the first half of last season at Wigan Athletic.

His last appearance came in the 2-0 defeat at Barnsley in June but he didn’t feature in any of the pre-season friendlies.