Tony Mowbray says performances of individuals in the remaining eight games could shape his thinking for next season.

The manager believes the squad will require a ‘revamping’ in the summer because of the number of players out of contract, and also the five loanees on the books that will return to their parent clubs.

Mowbray feels that offers those already in situ the chance to change his thinking going into the summer, with eight matches to play before the end of the season. However, those chances to impress come every day in training, as well as the previous 38 games, as Rovers prepare for their Good Friday visit to face Wycombe.

Mowbray said: “Training in the international break can be difficult to keep your focus every day, but as I’ve been saying to them this season they have to realise this is their career and they get one shot at their career, it’s 15 years, probably maximum at length, and they have to improve every day.

“That’s whether they’re 21 or 31, they have to try and improve and get better, so any football match, or training session, has to be one to improve, to ask questions, and these next eight games are just the same.

“As we move forward, the five loans will go back, there’s a few out of contract, the squad needs having a look at and revamping, so there are opportunities for some of the young players to make sure they’re right at the forefront of the mind that this position is filled because this young guy is doing really well and we want to give him a chance.”

Wycombe sit bottom of the table, 11 points from safety and in need of a late season resurgence to give them any chance of staying in the division.

They beat Preston North End in their previous home match, as well as a draw at Coventry City before the international break, and Mowbray knows his side will need to defend their box well given how the hosts will look to play forward at every given opportunity.

“They’ll be desperate to win every game, we all are where we are in the league,” Mowbray said of Gareth Ainsworth’s side.

“I’ve sat and watched them in the last 10 days or so and seen them be really competitive and combative, their last game at Coventry, 0-0 away, they beat Preston 1-0. They were pretty submissive against Norwich at home, dropped off, 10 men in their own half, I’m not sure whether they’ll do that against us.

“You’re never sure what they’re going to do until you’re there. Are they going to be really aggressive and play on the front foot?

“What we do know is that they put a lot of balls into your box, they play the most forward passes in your league which suggests they’re pretty direct, so we have to go there and try and impose our style on them and see how we go.”