Tony Mowbray acknowledges the big summer that Rovers face given the uncertainty surrounding so many players’ futures.

Eleven of the 20-man matchday squad at Cardiff City aren’t contracted to be at the club beyond the end of the season, while the long-term future of Mowbray has also come into question. Top scorer Adam Armstrong is also expected to move on, heading into the final year of his Ewood Park deal this summer, while Rovers will finish the season with five loan players.

Rovers face five more fixtures, starting with Friday night’s visit of Derby County, before talks between Mowbray and the owners will take place, and decisions over the path ahead for the club are taken.

“We know it’s a big summer, all of the loans will be returning to their parent clubs and we have a few out of contract players to deal with. I’ll talk to the owners in the summer and see what we all want to do and where life is,” Mowbray said.

The point earned at Cardiff City, courtesy of Armstrong’s brace, moved Rovers to within a win of reaching the 50-point mark.

They will aim to do that when they host Derby County in Friday night’s re-arranged fixture.

However, Rovers have won just once on their home ground in 2021 - a 1-0 win over Luton Town on January 30 - and have lost seven times at their headquarters already this season, including the Easter Monday reverse to Bournemouth last time out.

With five of the bottom seven to play before the season is out, Rovers will hope to claw themselves up the table, one Mowbray says he isn’t concerned about looking at.

Instead his focus is on trying to finish the season with as many points as possible, albeit they are unable to reach last season’s tally of 63, while a top half finish also appears unattainable.

He added: “I think every point is valuable, given where we are, but we have to win a game somewhere down the line which will take us over 50 points.

“I don’t know how the league is and how the other teams are doing, because I don’t look.

“I just believe that we have to win games.

“We have four or five games left and I know that we’ll win some in that block of fixtures.”