Harry Chapman could yet return to Burton Albion before the January window ends with the winger unlikely to have a long-term future at Ewood Park.

Chapman returned to Rovers last week after his half season loan with the Brewers came to an end, days after scoring his first goal for the club in a win over Crewe Alexandra.

The 24-year-old, who is out of contract in the summer, could only play for Rovers and Burton again this season under the EFL’s three-club rule, and was cup tied for the weekend’s game at Wigan.

And the most likely scenario will be that Chapman returns to Burton, where made nine League One starts, before the end of the month.

Asked if Chapman could feature in his plans, Mowbray told the Lancashire Telegraph: “Let’s wait and see, I don’t know.

“He’s a body for us. The question is whether Chappy can come and impact our team if he can’t be a regular starter for Burton in League One.

“The reality is that Chappy has to get his career going. Is he best to try and be a regular that he’s scoring lots of goals in League One and everyone talk about him about him doing really well, or is he going to be on our bench, never play, occasionally come off and get 10 minutes?

“I want Chapman’s career to move on, but let’s wait and see.

“You’re correct in that he can only play for this club or Burton, we’ll see what Burton want to do as the window moves forward.”

Burton boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink also raised the prospect of Chapman returning to the Pirelli Stadium before the window.

He said: “We had a six-month loan and we aren’t sure yet what is happening with him.

"He had an excellent game against Crewe on the weekend and that is the kind of performance we expected from a player like him.

“Blackburn have called him back, but who knows, he may come back at the end of the window.”