CHARLIE Mulgrew could leave Ewood Park this summer after admitting he is unsure what the future holds following Rovers' relegation to League One.

The 31-year-old has two years still to run on a three-year contract he signed when joining Rovers from Celtic last summer.

The defender, who can also operate in midfield, has become a fans favourite at Ewood making 30 appearances and scoring three goals - including two winners against Newcastle United.

But, speaking before Scotland's 2-2 draw with England at Hampden Park over the weekend in which Mulgrew played the full 90 minutes, he told the Daily Mail: "I've really enjoyed my time at Blackburn but it's been very hard to take to go down with 51 points.

"I don't know what will happen next but I'd be happy to stay in the Championship if that's what transpires. I feel it's a league that suited me and I've felt comfortable in it. I've got no regrets coming down south to play."

Hull City and Middlesbrough have been linked with Mulgrew and the pair, both relegated from the Premier League last time around, have new managers in Leonid Slutsky and Garry Monk respectively.

Rovers will not want to lose Mulgrew whose experience could be crucial to Tony Mowbray's side as they look to bounce back at the first attempt following relegation.

Mulgrew's centre back partner Darragh Lenihan has also attracted interest from Championship clubs while veteran pair Gordon Greer and Wes Brown were released at the end of last season meaning Rovers could be left light in central defence.

Centre back Elliott Ward remains under contract for another season while 2016-17 player of the year Derrick Williams is able to play in the middle of defence.