PAUL Lambert insists no decision will be taken on the future of the Blackburn Rovers players out of contract at the end of the season until he discovers his summer budget.

Goalkeeper Simon Eastwood, defenders Tommy Spurr and Matt Kilgallon, midfielders Chris Taylor and Lee Williamson, and strikers Nathan Delfouneso and Chris Brown could be free agents come July.

Taylor yesterday re-joined League One play-off hopefuls Millwall for the rest of the 2015-16 campaign.

But when asked whether that spelt the end of his Ewood Park career, Lambert said he would not make that call until he holds talks with Venky’s. The Rovers boss wants and expects those talks with the club’s India-based owners to take place across the international break after his side’s trip to Brentford tomorrow.

Lambert said: “The way this club goes in the summer is huge. That’s the big moment for the club.

“Whether people are part of it or not part of it, it’s immaterial. It’s what happens with the club and where it’s going to go.

“There’s no call on anybody yet until we know what’s going to happen.

“You can’t make a decision on anything until we know exactly where we’re going as a club.

“There’s only two scenarios. You either get automatic promotion or you get in the play-offs. End of. There’s nothing else. What do you want to do? Sit in mid-table and do this every year? I certainly don’t want to do that.

“We have to know for everybody’s sake. We have to know what’s going to happen. I know in the next few weeks my own plan and what talks I’m going to have.

“I’ve got a rough idea of what’s happening but in football it goes from one day to the next what can happen. I’ve been in the game too long to know things can change.

“I hope to know in the next few weeks. It’s important for everybody’s sake that they know the direction the club is heading in.

“Once we know the exact direction we want to move in, and where we want to go, everything will be a lot clearer in the next few weeks.”

Taylor made 26 appearances for Millwall before joining Rovers on a free transfer in the summer of 2013.

After sealing his Lions return he said: “I’m really excited to be back here and hopefully I can make a positive impact between now and the end of the season.

“The boys have been doing really well all year and while we’ve got a great chance to finish in the play-offs, there is still a lot of work to be done.”