Tony Mowbray has met with more prospective signings this week but the Rovers boss says players aren’t making ‘quick decisions’.

Rovers are one of 14 Championship clubs still to make a signing this summer in what has been a slow market for incomings.

Mowbray is wanting to improve the spine of a Rovers side which finished 15th in the Championship last season, and although the players return for pre-season training on Friday, he has so far been thwarted in his efforts.

Though the boss is remaining patient, and hopes supporters will as well, with the transfer window open until August 8.

“Hopefully the supporters understand that it’s a balance,” said Mowbray, whose side were again linked with Australian midfielder Brandon O’Neill yesterday.

“People aren’t making quick decisions because they have options.

“We have to respect that I think.

“I have spoken to people this week, I have met them and their representatives and then they will go away and make some calls.”

Just 12 transfers have been completed across the whole of the division, despite the closing of the window for Championship clubs having been brought forward from August 31.

Mowbray believes securing targets at this early stage can often lead to paying over the odds, something the Rovers boss is conscious of not doing.

Players don’t become free agents until the end of this month, with Middlesbrough winger Stewart Downing and West Brom midfielder James Morrison among the players to be linked with a move to Ewood.

Mowbray is keen to add experience to his ranks, as is strengthening a defence which shipped 69 goals last season.

On trying to add players at this stage of pre-season, the boss told the Lancashire Telegraph: “I think unless you are a cash rich clubs it’s very difficult.

“We have all got our budgets to stick to and an amount of money to spend.

“The first one is difficult because you don’t want to spend all your money so are trying to get the best deal as you possibly can.

“If you lose out on them then should you have given them more?

“That’s the difficulty. You could get deals done but you would have to pay over the odds to get them.

“It’s not easy.”