As Rovers’ transfer business starts to accelerate so will their willingness to allow their own young players to gain experience away from Ewood Park.

Leighton Clarkson and Ian Poveda have joined on season-long loan deals from Liverpool and Leeds United respectively, while deals for Brighton & Hove Albion pair Reda Khadra and Jan Paul van Hecke are also being worked on.

A further loan signing, expected to be a defender, and then an Adam Armstrong replacement in attack is likely to conclude Rovers’ transfer business ahead of Tuesday’s 11pm transfer deadline.

In a similar way as Premier League clubs being unwilling to allow their young players to leave earlier in the window because of the international commitments of their more senior stars, Rovers haven't granted requests from clubs to take their prospects on loan until the gaps in their squad had been filled.

And as those holes start to be plugged, Rovers could now take up interest in their young players.

Goalkeepers Antonis Stergiakis and Jordan Eastham, defenders Dan Pike, Tyler Magloire and Louie Annesley and attackers Harry Chapman, Jack Vale, Dan Butterworth and Connor McBride are among those expected to receive interest ahead of the window closing and could be considered for moves elsewhere.

Joe Hilton moved to Hamilton Academical earlier in the window and Rovers could allow others to follow suit and further their development away from Premier League 2 football.

They used the loan window for their young players extensively in January, with Chapman (Shrewsbury Town), Brad Lyons (Morecambe), Joe Grayson (Oxford United), Hilton (Ross County), Hayden Carter (Burton Albion), Tyler Magloire (Motherwell) and Vale (Rochdale) all seeking loan moves away.

That allowed a number of players to step-up to the Under-23s, with Lenni Cirino and Jake Garrett among those to take advantage with more regular opportunities afforded them.

Rovers have one point on the board from their opening two Premier League 2 matches, a 2-2 draw with Everton followed up by a 4-2 defeat at Manchester City. They host Leicester City on Friday night aiming to pick up their first win.