Tony Mowbray says he hasn’t sought any assurances over his future from the Rovers hierarchy – and wouldn’t expect to have received any.

Rovers have lost nine of their last 14 matches, winning just once, and seven points from the last 42 available has seen them slip to 17th in the table ahead of the weekend trip to Cardiff City.

That follows an Easter period where Rovers failed to find the back of the net in defeats to Wycombe Wanderers and AFC Bournemouth amid mounting criticism of the manager whose side are second bottom in the form table over the last 25 matches.

Asked if he had sought, or received, assurances over his future from the owners, their representative Suhail Pasha or chief executive Steve Waggott, Mowbray said: “No.

“I talk about the games to them, what they saw, they don’t like to lose as I don’t like to lose, but they see the team performing at a level.

“They have to make a call at the end of the day, that’s what football is.

“I wouldn’t ask for any support, I don’t expect any support, I understand the results business we’re in.

“They watch the games, we all get disappointed when the final result is a defeat, but they watch the games and if they can see some light, where the team is trying to go, see the journey this team is on then they have to make a call. That’s all.

“If you were in their position you’d be doing the same, or may be you wouldn’t. Maybe you’d be a results orientated owner who, ‘lose three on the bounce, sack him and get the next one in’ but then you might have four, five, six managers a season if that was the case.

“It’s not for me to comment on it, but let’s wait and see. All my focus is on Cardiff City at this moment.”

Mowbray’s position has become the main talking point of Rovers’ season which had started with plenty of expectation amid hopes of a top six finish.

Inconsistency of results, and six defeats out of seven in February, put pay to those hopes, and their current run has seen them slide down the table, with the Cardiff fixture followed by five games against teams scrapping for their lives below them in the standings.

“As I’ve tried to say, I take all that out of it, all I can do is prepare the team, we work with the team every day and the training session today was really good,” Mowbray added of his future.

“I don’t see a scared group of players, training was exceptionally competitive today, you have to take that spirit into the weekend.

“If we were getting beaten every week being poor and not in a game, if I couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel, couldn’t see that we could win a game because we’ve been so poor, you sometimes see your team just kicking it because they’re getting beat, and all you’ve got is fight, but I think this team have a lot more.

“But as I’ve said, you have to find a way to win.

“I don’t sit here relaxed because it’s not a nice situation to be in but you have to have confidence and belief in the group of players that you’ve got and I’m sure that we’ll win some football matches between now and the end of the season.”