Tony Mowbray has distanced Rovers from a possible move for Liverpool forward Ben Woodburn.

The Wales international has been recalled from a loan spell with Sheffield United, and Rovers were one of three clubs linked with taking the teenager on loan in the second half of the season. 

Hull City and Brentford were two other clubs said to have an interest in the 19-year-old who played eight times for the Blades in the first half of the campaign.

But Mowbray revealed he isn’t a player Rovers are currently tracking, despite seeing loanee Kasey Palmer leave the club this week.

Were Rovers to move for a striker this month, then it would be a more physical type, with former loanee Sam Gallagher one option.

“There is no truth in that at all,” Mowbray said of links with the Liverpool attacker.

“With total respect to Ben Woodburn, we have invested in a player (Ben Brereton) who has mobility, can run with the ball, create chances and score goals and is a mobile, agile, type of striker.

“If we were going to find a striker it would be more in the mould of a Danny Graham type, a target man, rather than a running wide striker.”

On the latest with incomings, Mowbray said: “We have made enquiries.

“Like when all these clubs phone me about Nuttall and Travis, I get told the same, if and when we get the players we are looking at, there’s every chance he will be able to go out on loan.

“And if he does go out on loan then he will have two or three choices and you will be one of them. That’s how it is.

“Then you have to decide whether you are going to wait for that player or move on to something else, plan B, plan C, plan D, and it’s about how far down your list you go before you thinking about waiting for plan A.

“At some point you have to push the button but at this moment I don’t need to because we’re only a third of the way in to January.

“The team is working hard, is functioning all right at the moment, and we will keep rolling until we have to make a decision.”