Tony Mowbray says Rovers and Harry Chapman have both gained what they wanted from his Shrewsbury Town loan spell.

Chapman has scored seven times during his half season loan spell at the League One club, helping them to survival in League One.

He’s clocked up a further three assists in his 23 appearances and become an integral part of the Shrews’ revival and Mowbray has already stated that Rovers will take up the option in the winger’s contract.

The plan will be for the 23-year-old, who made five substitute appearances in the first half of the season, to impress in the close season before pushing for what would be a first Championship start.

Chapman signed for Rovers in January 2019 but has struggled for opportunities, but the Shrewsbury revival appears to have reinvigorated the winger who did start the Carabao Cup tie against Doncaster in August.

Since then he’s seen first Tyrhys Dolan, and then Harvey Elliott, become regulars on the right side of the Rovers attack, and Mowbray says it was always in the plan for Chapman to be loaned out this season.

And that was why Rovers moved for Elliott who has since gone on to register six goals and 11 assists in his 40 Championship outings.

“Harry Chapman played some of the early stuff but we felt he needed to play 20 or 30 appearances and that he would benefit more from that than nine or 10 substitute appearances and two or three starts,” Mowbray said.

“I think we needed another option, the ones we would have liked to have pushed on, like Danny Butterworth had just got another injury. We all like him, dynamic, shoots off both feet, bustles past people, a natural scorer, but he had broken down again.

“I like individuality, players like Dack who can stick it through someone’s legs and bend it into the top corner, in a tight game can make the difference and they can.”