Rovers are putting the final touches to a permanent move for Tottenham Hotspur starlet Dilan Markanday who underwent a medical yesterday.

The club have agreed a six-figure fee for the attacker who is set to become the third January signing.

Tony Mowbray has made clear his plan to add depth to his forward line after an injury to Leeds United attacker Ian Poveda and with Ben Brereton set to miss two matches this month due to his international commitments.

The deal for 20-year-old Markanday could rise to around £1m, with a significant sell-on clause, also included in the deal.

He has turned down the offer of a new contract at Spurs and is keen to play regular first-team football after scoring 12 goals in 14 Premier League 2 appearances this season.

Mowbray, who has confirmed Rovers’ interest, said of his attacking options: “It’s not necessarily a case of being short, it’s just about creating a depth.

“When you sign new players they have to acclimatise really quickly to how we play.

“You have to mould them, repeat the good habits every day so they become second nature to them and the team just functions.

“I hope we come out of this window stronger than we went into it.

“There will be a few players going out on loan to learn their trade and get some experience and some new ones coming in and hopefully help the first-team trying to win matches.”

Deyovaisio Zeefuik followed James Brown to the club last week, the Dutchman joining on loan from Bundelisga sided Hertha Berlin.

The 23-year-old trained with his new team-mates for the first time yesterday after his move was confirmed on Friday.

The right back is in contention to make the squad for tomorrow’s trip to Hull City with Ryan Nyambe suspended.

Joe Rankin-Costello is in line for his first start his April at right wing-back in place of Nyambe, where Rovers will again be without Harry Pickering and Tyrhys Dolan.

Rovers will hope to conclude the signing of Markanday today and get him up to speed in time for next Monday’s visit of Middlesbrough.

Brereton is expected to miss that game, as well as the trip to Luton Town on January 29, due to his international call-up for Chile.