Tony Mowbray says pre-season has been planned and recruitment remains ongoing, even amid the uncertainty of his future.

Mowbray is out of contract in the summer and with no talks having been held over extending his stay into a seventh season, and the manager wanting to address his work-life balance, his time at the club appears to be coming to an end.

Rovers still have a chance of making the top six and the manager was keen to stress that focus remains on looking to extend their season beyond their remaining two fixtures.

Whenever the season does come to an end, there are plenty of discussions that lie ahead, with uncertainty over the future of their manager, captain Darragh Lenihan, first-team regulars Ryan Nyambe and Joe Rothwell and top scorer Ben Brereton, while the club’s most experienced player, Bradley Johnson, is also out of contract.

The future of Deyovaisio Zeefuik, on loan with a view to a permanent buy from Hertha Berlin, will also up for review.

And despite outlining the likelihood of his departure this summer, Mowbray says plans for the future have been drawn up, even if he’s not the man to be in charge.

He told the Lancashire Telegraph: “I’ve always said that I will manage the club as I’m here forever.

“Pre-season schedule is just about done, all the fixtures are in place, the trip away and where we’re doing pre-season is all sorted.

“Recruitment is ongoing. At this moment, sitting here right now, the club doesn’t know what division it’s going to be in, so it’s really difficult to finalise things because if we did win the play-offs we wouldn’t be signing some of the players that we’re maybe looking at on free transfers and on a few grand a week.

“If we got into the Premier League we’d need to start thinking about spending £5m, £10m, £15m that could help us try and stay in that division.

“We will all need to reflect at the end of the season and then all the decisions will get made from a fresh point.

“We’ll see what the budget is, what the club wants to do, is it going to enhance the budget, keep the budget where it is if it’s in this division?

“If we get to the Premier League is it going to spend £120m or is it going to spend £30m?

“All those decisions will get made when this season comes to an end.”

The club are yet to comment on Mowbray’s position which is likely down to the prospect of still being able to make the play-offs.

The manager himself had previously outlined that the destiny of the season being decided could bring with it clarification on what the future holds, before opting to detail his future ahead of tomorrow’s game with Bournemouth.

That could prove to be his final home game, with his five-year stay at the club drawing to a close.

Rovers will be looking for a win which would take their pursuit of a top six finish down to the final day, irrespective of results elsewhere.

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