Rovers remain in the market for European signings should the opportunity presents itself.

The club have until 11pm on Monday to add any more overseas signings to their group, though the option of signing free agents is a door that remains open and could be explored.

So too is the domestic market, though more likely loans, in Rovers’ quest to add to their squad which has been stretched in the early season because of injuries.

Mowbray says the work, and investment, behind the scenes on the recruitment department will pay dividends for longer than this window, with Belgian goalkeeper Thomas Kaminski having made an assured start to life as the Rovers No.1.

Rovers will continue scouring Europe, and beyond, to identify players, even though the current financial climate means they may have to wait to make a move.

“Would we like to sign more foreign players? Well, they’re still there,” Mowbray said.

“In our opinion the recruitment department is there for as long as the club wants to use it.

“I think it’s done some amazing work, there’s been so much stuff done, so many long hours watching European players, watching presentations on them and what they can and can’t do, what they would cost, a lot of good work has been done and that shouldn’t just be cast aside.

“The club is in a much better position with the recruitment than it’s been in my time.”

Lewis Holtby joined as a free agent after the summer transfer window closed last season, with Kaminski following this summer when arriving from AA Gent for an undisclosed fee.

Other deals have been worked on, including one for a central defender which fell down last month, while Kamil Jozwiak was a target in January when still at Lech Poznan.

Rovers’ budget wouldn’t stretch to land the 22-year-old, who later signed for Derby County for £3m and came up against them last week.

And Mowbray believes there are exciting opportunities out there for Rovers when finances will allow.

He added: “We played against one who was a target and we spoke to his club about on Saturday, Jozwiak, he was very much on our target list for a while.

“It wasn’t something we could get to in the end.

“But there’s some exciting players out there that in the right circumstances, we now feel we’re ready to push the button at any stage we want to.

“We know where we’re going without having to scramble around and work out what we’re going to do, those players, we’re ready to push the better on them.”

Just as Rovers’ injury issues appear to be easing they are hit with another, Joe Rankin-Costello set for up to three weeks on the sidelines with a tweaked hamstring.

Sam Gallagher and Corry Evans have boosted the numbers in training this week, and while nothing is close on the transfer front, Mowbray feels his squad, which lost eight players at the end of last season, is still lacking in depth.

“There’s always lights flickering down that tunnel,” he said.

“We do need some depth to our group I think because we’ve got a lot of young players training to make up the numbers.

“If we’re wanting to do 10v10 then we’re supplementing with very young players at the moment.

“I think we need some depth into our group, I don’t think we need to go and sign him or him to improve our starting XI, but create competition, that’s what we’re trying to do.

“I’ve always that said we’d always prefer to sign players permanently, rather than loan them, but finances dictate that we can’t sign a player, then give him a salary, because of money then perhaps we loan two or three and that’s the balance we’re working to at the minute.”