The personal accolades and interest in Adam Armstrong shows no sign of slowing down – but Rovers are still to receive any bids for their star striker.

Interest has been high in Armstrong who was yesterday shortlisted for the PFA fans’ Championship player of the season, having previously been named in the team of the year.

It came after a goal-laden season for the 24-year-old whose 29 goals was the most by any Rovers player since Alan Shearer 25 years ago.

Rovers have received enquiries about Armstrong with a host of Premier League clubs having made their interest known, but there is something of a stand-off with prospective suitors who are being put off by the demands for the striker, believed to be at least £20m.

That is despite the striker being into the final 12 months of his deal, which Rovers are pushing to try and extend, with a 40-per cent sell-on clause for Newcastle restricting the funds received from any sale.

West Ham United and Fulham have made enquiries, and pushed their name to the front of the queue, with Norwich City and Southampton also said to be interested, alongside Newcastle and Brighton.

Rovers are realistic over the striker’s contractual situation, but are sticking firm to their valuation of at least £20m for Armstrong, but other clubs will likely test that resolve as the transfer window drags on.

The 24-year-old is currently on holiday, his representatives having handled talks with Rovers about extending his deal, but that appears unlikely at this juncture.

The club have had contract breakthroughs in the off season with Joe Rankin-Costello and Scott Wharton, and are making an effort to do similar with Joe Rothwell to ward off any likely interest in him, with talks currently ongoing.

Armstrong’s latest award nomination comes after being named in the PFA Championship team of the year, voted in by his fellow professionals.

He also won the club’s players’ player and Junior Rovers player of the year, but missed out on the top prize to goalkeeper Thomas Kaminski.

He is one of six players to be shortlisted for the award, alongside Emi Buendia, Ivan Toney, Freddie Woodman, Kieffer Moore and Teemu Pukki.

The winner, who will be crowned on Monday, will be decided by an online vote, and you can do so by visiting the PFA website.

Meanwhile, Dundee United manager Tam Courts wants to make Charlie Mulgrew his first signing.

Mulgrew is a free agent after seeing his five years at Rovers come to an end, with the 35-year-old keen to return to the Scottish top-flight having signed from Celtic in 2016.

Interest from United, who finished ninth last season, is set to offer the 35-year-old that opportunity, Mulgrew having spent last season on loan at Fleetwood Town.

Courts, who is set to land the job on a two-year deal after the departure of Micky Mellon, said: “Charlie is somebody who has won the league five times, he has an international pedigree and he is a leader who still wants to do well.

“So, when you take all of these different things into consideration, I think he will be fantastic for us on the pitch, if we can secure him, both for our younger players and where we want to take the club.”