Rovers are to appoint John Park as their new head of recruitment.

Park is known to Mowbray having worked together previously at both Hibernian and Celtic, and he is set to replace Stuart Harvey who left for Sunderland earlier in the summer.

Rovers had extensive interest in the post, but Park has been selected as the man to lead the club’s recruitment plans moving forward.

Park has most recently worked at Legia Warsaw as head of international recruitment, with his time with Celtic best known for scouting Virgil van Dijk and Victor Wanyama.

He has also previously worked for Motherwell and Hamilton Academical.

Park will be tasked with handling negotiations for incomings, with Rovers having yet to add to their squad this summer, working under a registration embargo prior to this month.

The club have seen six out of contract players and five loanees depart from last season’s squad, with a little over three weeks to go before the new campaign gets under way.

Speaking of the club’s search for Harvey’s replacement after the final day win over Birmingham City, Mowbray said: “There were 87 serious applicants for that job and I know I wasn’t going to sit infront of 87 people and try and whittle it down.

“They will do that and get to a number and then I’ll get involved and feel whether the connection is there, the personality is right and we’ll see how it goes when it’s down to a number where I can get involved.”

Earlier in the season, Rovers had appointed Glyn Chamberlain as their first head of European recruitment.

Harvey had been with the club since 2015 and held the role of Head of Club Talent Identification and Player Analysis for the last three years, heading up the club's recruitment team and working closely with Mowbray.

His move to Sunderland was confirmed in April.