Rovers have been handed a boost with the news that the injury to Charlie Mulgrew isn't as bad as first feared.
There was concern when the Scottish international limped out of last Saturday's draw with Birmingham City with a groin injury, but having responded well to treatment this week, he could be set for an early return.
But whilst Saturday's Emirates FA Cup tie against Blackpool comes too soon, he could be back in time to face Leeds United at Ewood Park next Wednesday.
"The extent of the injury for Charlie isn't as serious as first thought," confirmed manager Owen Coyle.
"He has responded quite well to working from the medical department this week and there may be a chance that he'll be available for the league games coming up.
"We are hoping that he is available for Leeds, if not, then we are certainly hoping to have him for Queens Park Rangers, so time will tell on that. But we certainly won't take any chance with regard to the cup game on Saturday.
"Charlie is a very experienced player and he knows his body and he knew that when he felt a little tweak that if he'd have carried on then he could have put himself out for up to six weeks.
"It is never nice to lose a player of that quality for any game but I think he did the right thing."
Season ticket holders are reminded that they have until close of business Friday to get tickets for Saturday's match against Blackpool at the advanced price.
Prices for season ticket holders are just £10 for adults, £5 for Seniors aged 65 and over, £5 for 18-21 year-olds and just £2 for Juniors aged 17 and under. Please note that the RFS Riverside stand will be closed for the fixture, whilst the Bryan Douglas Darwen End will be for visiting supporters only.
Matchday prices and for non-season ticket holders are £12 for adults, £6 for Seniors aged 65 and over, £6 for 18-21 year-olds and just £2 for Juniors aged 17 and under.
Buy online at www.eticketing.co.uk/onerovers in store at the Roverstore, Ewood Park, or by calling the ticket office on 01254 372000.