Contract talks between Rovers and Ryan Nyambe’s representative have resumed – giving rise to the prospect of an extended Ewood Park stay that had previously looked unlikely.

Nyambe is out of contract this summer and having had no encouragement that an agreement could be reached, the Namibian had looked to have played his final game for the club.

However, the club and Nyambe’s representatives are understood to have now re-engaged in talks and got around the negotiation table, giving rise to the prospect of an agreement being reached.

It means that the 24-year-old could yet stay and extend his time with the club having made his 200th appearance last month.

Nyambe has started 27 games, and made five substitute appearances, during the 2021/22 season, but hasn’t featured in any of the last two matches.

Mowbray says that has been down to selection, rather than an injury or linked to his expiring contract.

However, Mowbray’s team selection at Birmingham City is likely to focus on players under contract for next season, which could see Nyambe’s exclusion from the squad continue.

But Rovers fans might not yet seen the last of the right back in blue and white, as talks continue.

Nyambe signed his last contract with the club in 2019, with the one-year option in that deal taken up last summer.

Should terms not be able to be agreed, then Nyambe would be able to walk away for free due to being over 24, with Rovers due no compensation.

The club are also continuing talks with captain Darragh Lenihan who this week received a special club award for his efforts this season.

The 28-year-old, who has made over 250 appearances for the club, is also out of contract but the two parties remain locked in talks with the hope that an agreement can be reached.

However, Joe Rothwell looks all but certain to move on after four years with the club.

Rothwell had January interest from Bournemouth, who this week were promoted back to the Premier League, though has, along with Lenihan, been linked with a move to West Bromwich Albion.

There have been fewer links with clubs for Nyambe however, though Stoke City have previously shown interest in the right back.

Take out a subscription...

Gain unlimited access to the Lancashire Telegraph website with a premium digital subscription from just £1