Harrison Reed will consider his long-term future in the summer and is yet to speak with Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl.

The Saints loanee has played 31 times this season for Rovers, who would be open to a summer move for the 24-year-old should he be available.

Reed graduated through the ranks at St Mary’s and has just over 12 months left on the four-and-a-half year deal he penned in December 2015.

His ambition is to become a regular for the Saints in the Premier League, but wants to continue his progression after back-to-back loan spells in the Championship with Norwich City and now Rovers.

“I haven’t had a conversation with the new manager there yet,” Reed said of Hasenhuttl, who replaced Mark Hughes in December.

“I have had numerous conversations with the manager here (Tony Mowbray) but I will see what happens in the summer.

“I need to have a conversation with Southampton, debrief the loan move. I want to be playing in the Premier League.”

Reed made his Saints debut in December 2013 under Mauricio Pochettino and has also played under Ronald Koeman and Claude Puel.

Mauricio Pellegrino, Mark Hughes and now Hasenhuttl have been in charge of the Saints during Reed’s time away from the club.

The midfielder added: “It’s been strange. I have seen managers come and go. This manager (Hasenhuttl) seems to be very good, the feedback I have had from the lads at Southampton has been really good.

“If I have the chance then I look forward to working with him.”

Reed has been used in a variety of positions in his 31 Rovers appearances this season, the majority coming in the wide areas.

He will be eyeing a recall this weekend when Rovers host Preston, having been a late substitute in the defeat at Rotherham last time out.

A central midfielder by trade, Reed was used largely at wing-back during his spell with Norwich last season and admits the new positions he’s learned during his loan moves have helped him develop as a player.

“I came here to play lots of football and learn from a new manager and different types of football and styles,” Reed said of his time with Rovers.

“I’ve been playing out of position a little this season but I’m enjoying it and looking to add another string to my bow.

“I am a central midfielder and that’s where I like to play but I want to playing at 3pm on a Saturday. Every player wants to do that whether that’s in your position or another one to help the team.

“I’m happy to do that and happy with how the season is going.”

Reed played 43 times for Norwich last term, with his 30 Saints appearances, six as a starter in the Premier League, coming across four years.

Having become accustomed to regular football during his loan spells, Reed added: “It’s very important in my development to come out and get the games that I have done.

“Now I have had a taste of that I don’t want to let that go. I want to keep playing football, progressing and improving as a player.”