James Morrison, a free agent after leaving West Brom, has been linked with a move to Rovers once again.

Tony Mowbray signed Morrison while manager at The Hawthorns and the 33-year-old was linked last summer having initially looked set to leave West Brom.

He was later handed a 12-month deal by Darren Moore, but that has since come to an end, with Morrison free to speak to other clubs.

Reports in the national press suggest Rovers, along with Bristol City and Reading, are keen on a move for Morrison who played 24 times for the Baggies last term.

Mowbray spoke about Morrison’s recent testimonial dinner and is keen on adding experience to his side, with Stewart Downing, a free agent after leaving Middlesbrough, another target.

Rovers are also in the market for a ball-playing midfielder, and initially a winger, Morrison has reverted to a more central role in recent times.

Injuries have caught up with the Scotland international though, with just 32 appearances across the last two seasons.

Twenty-four of those came in the last Championship campaign, with Morrison missing a penalty in the shoot-out defeat to Aston Villa in the play-off semi-finals.

He wasn’t retained by the club in their recent retained list, but West Brom were without a manager at the time, leaving the prospect of a possible extended stay with the Baggies open.

Morrison started both games between Rovers and West Brom this season.

Rovers are yet to add to their squad which finished 15th in the Championship last season.