Tony Mowbray has provided a positive update on Darragh Lenihan, revealing that the defender could be back "in the next month or two".
Lenihan, who made 44 appearances in all competitions last season, hasn't featured for Rovers since August but is making good progress in his recovery.
Speaking ahead of Saturday's game against Wigan, Mowbray says Darragh's return will be a big boost for the squad.
“Lenihan’s return in the next month or two is really going to strengthen our resolve to play as we’ve played away from home earlier in the season," he said.
“Hopefully it’s a formula that helps the team win both at home and away. He’s now out of his boot and walking freely. He’s feeling fine and he’ll be assessed in a month or so.
“Hopefully that assessment will tell him to push on and get himself fit.
“It’s not nice for Darragh not to be able to take part in training and all the work we’ve been doing. Before we know it, he’ll be back on the pitch and helping the team to victories.”
The boss was also asked about his attacking options for the weekend, following Dominic Samuel's red card against Portsmouth last time out.
“There isn’t much change from the last game apart from Samuel’s suspension," he added.
“He’s going to be available for the next three games, but Marcus Antonsson has scored a few goals in recent weeks.
“They all know there isn’t a set formula for which strikers I’m going to play, the opposition dictates that.
“If one player is scoring every week, he’s going to generally get the shout above the rest, but it’s down to them."