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Mowbray: Darragh making good progress

Tony knows he'll have to be patient with the 23-year-old following his long injury lay-off

24 November 2017

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Rovers boss Tony Mowbray is hopeful there will be good news regarding defender Darragh Lenihan when the Irishman has his injury reassessed today (Friday).

Lenihan, who came through the Rovers academy system before making his first team debut five years ago, last appeared for the club on the opening day at Southend United, but a fractured metatarsal has put him out of action since.

But Mowbray is hopeful his versatile defender will be back in action sooner rather than later - but insists he won't be rushing him back into action.

"Darragh Lenihan we initially thought would be back around Christmas time, so he's still a month or six weeks to go," Tony told iFollow.

"Darragh will have a reassessment with a specialist on Friday to see how he's progressing and coming along. We're hopeful he'll get the green light to push on with his rehab, get on with more weight stuff and return sooner rather than later.

"It won't be a case of waiting three or four weeks for Darragh and like that he's fit for selection. You have to integrate him back slowly, get him to join in with the team and give him time to get up to speed.

"He'll be eager to play and we may have to hold him back a bit to ensure he's fully recovered."

Lenihan has so far made 75 appearances for Rovers since his 2012 debut.

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