Rovers’ deadline day dealings will likely centre around the future of Joe Rothwell.

Rothwell’s future remains uncertain heading into the final day of the window where Rovers will look to get incomings over the line.

Ryan Giles on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers is one deal the club are looking to conclude before the deadline closes.

The 22-year-old spent the first half of the season with Cardiff City where he chalked up nine assists.

Giles, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Rotherham United, is back with his parent club who recalled him due to concerns over Covid within their squad.

However, they could agree to another loan before tonight’s deadline, with the Bluebirds having become frustrated in their wait to re-sign him on loan and have since move for Stoke City’s Alfie Doughty.

Giles would bring some dynamism to the left flank and comes amid injuries to Harry Pickering and after an ankle injury sustained by Tayo Edun in the 0-0 draw at Luton Town.

Though Rovers will face Championship competition for his signature.

Rovers are confident of getting at least one deal over the line before the deadline, but more would be required should they take up the interest in Rothwell.

The club have rejected a bid of $4.5m from Chicago Fire for the 27-year-old with the strongest interest now coming from promotion rivals Bournemouth.

Venky’s have stood firm in the wake of interest from Rovers’ promotion-rivals and for Rothwell to be allowed to move to the Vitality Stadium it would require a change in stance from the owners and also Rovers’ having permanent replacements ready to go – which are yet to come to fruition.