Charlie Mulgrew looks to have played the final game of his loan spell at Fleetwood Town.

Mulgrew hit the headlines last week, and was forced to apologise, for attending a party that contravened lockdown rules in Dunbartonshire.

Rovers, and his loan club Fleetwood, launched an investigation as Mulgrew apologised for his ‘error of judgement’.

Mulgrew hasn’t played for the Cod Army since February 27, the first part of his absence put down to contracting coronavirus, but now manager Simon Grayson, who signed a permanent deal at the club last week, says the Scotland international is now out with an Achilles injury.

He told the Blackpool Gazette: “I think Charlie is going to be out for the season with his Achilles.”

That puts his future into focus, with Mulgrew seeing his deal at Ewood Park, which was extended in November 2018, expire in the summer.

The 35-year-old has played just once for the club since the opening match of last season, having cut short his loan spell at Wigan Athletic in January 2020.

He was then loaned to Fleetwood Town on deadline day in October and has played 23 times for the League One club, with the club covering a small share of his Rovers wage.

Mulgrew looks set to leave Rovers after 109 appearances, having captained them to promotion from League One in 2017/18, scoring 14 times, also reaching double figures for goals in the 2018/19 Championship campaign.

That form saw him rewarded with a new deal in November 2018, but he has since found opportunities limited, with Rovers moving for Tosin Adarabioyo and Daniel Ayala in the last two summers.

Mulgrew is one of several senior players out of contract this summer, with Elliott Bennett, Ryan Nyambe, Amari’i Bell, Bradley Johnson, Lewis Holtby and Joe Rothwell all seeing their deals expiring.