Rovers are looking to be active in the transfer market before Monday’s 11pm window.

Tony Mowbray was confident of new faces through the Ewood Park arrivals door before the January cut-off and current indications are that Rovers will be busy.

Mowbray had stated a move for Aberdeen forward Ryan Hedges would be unlikely before the deadline, however the Lancashire Telegraph understands that progress has been made with talks over a permanent move this month - with the attacker having travelled to East Lancashire for a medical.

Hedges is out of contract in the summer and is free to speak with clubs in England about a pre-contract move, which Rovers are understood to have agreed.

However, with Dilan Markanday having sustained a hamstring injury that will rule him out for the remainder of the season, it is understood that Rovers have pressed ahead with trying to bring Hedges to the club before Monday’s deadline.

Aberdeen having ambitions of qualifying for Europe this season which will see them look to push up the price, but Hedges’ expiring contract means there is a belief a deal could now be done.

Dons boss Stephen Glass had stated earlier this month he felt Hedges had been affected by speculation surrounding his future.

Rovers are keen to boost their forward options following the injury to Markanday but Mowbray had previously suggested that would be a loan move for a Premier League youngster would be the most likely route.

With Ian Poveda’s loan deal still running, Rovers have four loanees on their books following Leighton Clarkson’s return to Liverpool and the arrival of Deyovaisio Zeefuik from Hertha Berlin.

Another loanee is expected through the doors before the 11pm deadline and a deal for a young midfielder is understood to have been explored.

Mowbray has previously suggested a permanent move for an overseas recruit, but ruled out Bordeaux striker Josh Maja as a possibility.

The future of Harry Chapman will come into focus, the winger having impressed for the Under-23s in their 4-0 win over Leeds United on Friday night.

Chapman claimed two assists in a run-out for Mike Sheron’s side having returned to the club at the start of the month.

The 24-year-old spent the first half of the season with League One side Burton Albion but having already made three substitute appearances for Rovers in August, he could only play for those two sides once the window has closed.

The Brewers hold the cards as to Chapman’s future given that scenario, the winger having scored on his last appearance for the Brewers earlier this month, but he managed only nine starts for Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s side.

Jack Vale is attracting loan interest after his hat-trick for the Under-23s on Friday night, but Mowbray has stated that despite his wish to get him more senior minutes away from Ewood Park, Dan Butterworth is set to stick around.