Tony Mowbray has no regrets over not adding more than one player in the January transfer window, despite seeing four key men come off injured in defeat at Brentford.

Rovers lost goalscorers Bradley Dack and Danny Graham plus midfielder Corry Evans to injury before the hour mark, while defender Darragh Lenihan limped off in the closing stages.

Harry Chapman, not yet fit enough for first team duty, was the only arrival last month, despite Rovers’ attempts to add a new striker.

Mowbray will be hoping the quartet of injured players, assessed by the club yesterday, won’t be out for any considerable time as Rovers look to bounce back from Saturday’s 5-2 reverse.

“We didn’t know we were going to lose four players and you can’t go around thinking like that,” Mowbray said of his lack of January signings.

“I don’t like stockpiling players because I don’t think that’s conducive to good work, particularly with a team that’s close with each other.

“The number of players we’ve got I think is good. Every team suffers injuries. Only two weeks ago we only had one fit centre half out of five. It happens.

“Let’s hope these injuries aren’t too bad and we’ll keep moving forward.

“Hopefully we can get them fit to play, but if they aren’t then we have other players who can go on the pitch and do the job for us I’m sure.”

Mowbray has stated his faith in the club’s youth system and has hinted he could be give league debuts to a number of Damien Johnson’s Under-23 squad before the season is out.

The likes of Tyler Magloire, John Buckley and Dan Butterworth have all trained with the first team of late, with Mowbray regularly attending Academy fixtures.

The Ewood boss has also overhauled the club’s recruitment department since his arrival at the club almost two years ago. But the next move for Rovers, in Mowbray’s eyes, is to delve in to the foreign market more, with every signing made under his reign arriving from one of the top four divisions in England.

“We always have to cover the UK, but we need to cover Europe. We need to start looking at France and Germany and Holland and Belgium and Scandinavia, because there are some diamonds out there,” Mowbray told the club website.

“We need to invest in recruitment in the foreign market and it’s something I’ve talked to the owners about.

“I feel as though we know just about everything about all the players in our leagues and I feel like we’re ready to move on to the next level of recruitment and instead of fishing in a small pond, we need to start fishing in a bigger lake.

“So it’s been a bit of a frustrating window, but I’m not annoyed because I like this team.

“And yet my job is to try and improve this team every window. So we need to start fishing in a European market.”