Tony Mowbray says Rovers have made enquiries about the availability of their identified targets, but are facing a waiting game in their bid to strengthen.

Chelsea youngster Kasey Palmer was recalled by his parent club before being immediately loaned to Championship side Bristol City yesterday.

The Premier League club activated their recall option on Palmer, who started 10 of Rovers’ first 26 league matches.

That leaves Rovers an option light in attacking areas and means Southampton midfielder Harrison Reed is the only loanee on the club’s books.

Rovers are yet to add to their squad in January but Mowbray is relaxed over the make-up of his squad.

He told the Lancashire Telegraph: “Moving forward we’re looking for attacking options, whether that be wide or centrally. Those conversations are ongoing.

“It’s not easy in January, as is happening when everyone’s phoning me about our young players, they get the same answer as people are giving me ‘when we replace him, this guy will be allowed out’.

“They have to find the right player for the number and position they want, then that deal has to happen, so it’s a bit of a waiting game. That’s what we’re playing at the minute.

“I feel pretty relaxed, as I’ve said many times, because I like the team that I can put out and the options we have.

“If you’re going to bring someone in then he has to be a good player if he’s going to push out some of the players we have got, or create competition in each position.

“I’m not sitting here overly concerned thinking ‘we need to get three or four players in’, because we don’t in my opinion.

“If the right ones come along, and the ones we've asked about we believe can help us, then we will do the deals for them, if and when we can.”