Jon Dahl Tomasson says there is more to come from Rovers in the transfer market as the club look to add further competition to the squad.

The permanent addition of Sam Szmodics and loan signing of Tyler Morton took Rovers’ number of signings since Tomasson took charge to three, following the arrival of Callum Brittain last month.

Tomasson has continued to outline that he expects the squad to look much stronger when the transfer window closes on September 1.

Director of football Gregg Broughton is working to provide further additions, with defence a priority following the departures of Darragh Lenihan and Jan Paul van Hecke, as well as the injuries sustained by Hayden Carter and Sam Barnes.

That leaves Daniel Ayala and Scott Wharton as the only senior options in central defence, with Ash Phillips set to feature in the matchday squad against Swansea City this weekend.

“You can see that we lost a couple of defenders last season, so if you look at the squad I don’t think I need to mention which areas. You can see that,” Tomasson said.

“You and me know we need to get more players in.

“We have three players in, but we are coming from behind.

“At the moment I can’t give a better answer other than they’re working hard to bring in more players.

“At the end of the month the squad will be stronger.”

While Tomasson is targeting further signings, he is happy those that the club have recruited so far.

“Now we have three in,” he added, “Gregg is working hard on that to get even more in.

“I promise you that the selection will be even stronger at the end of the window, but we are not at the end of the window yet.

“I’m very happy to see three new faces in.

“Of course all three players have quality which we need in a long season.

“Callum played on the right hand side last weekend, and away at Lincoln, and did a good job.

“Now you have Morton and Sammie who are good footballers, both of them.”

Morton is expected to complete Rovers’ midfield recruitment, with Adam Wharton and Jake Garrett providing further competition to first-choice pairing John Buckley and Lewis Travis.

Of the 19-year-old, Tomasson said: “Morton is a young boy from Liverpool who has been given some trust from one of the great managers in (Jurgen) Klopp.

“He played some Champions League games last season, he’s a young boy who needs to learn but has the right qualities.

“He’s a player that Liverpool will want to get back in a better shape.

“It’s extremely important when new boys come in that the other boys help him, and you see that team spirit in each other which is very positive.”

Szmodics, like Brittain, was part of a side relegated from the Championship last season.

But Rovers see flexibility, athleticism and goals in the 26-year-old who made the move from Peterborough United on a permanent deal earlier this week.

“We brought Sammie who is a little bit older, I would not call him an old man, but he’s older than the rest of the players because we’re a young team,” Tomasson explained.

“He had Championship minutes last season, scored a couple of goals, the year before he scored a lot of goals in League One.

“He’s a player who can play intense against the ball, who can play with few touches, makes good choices on the ball.

“That’s positive because it’s about one thing and that’s getting the squad as strong as possible.

“We want the best for this great club. We want to be successful and you need not only for a squad with quality, so competition is going to be important.”