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Defensive injury update

Charlie Mulgrew could be fit to face Rochdale on Saturday

5 September 2017

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Rovers have received a timely boost with the news that Charlie Mulgrew's foot injury is not as bad as first feared.

The 31-year-old limped out of Scotland's World Cup qualifier against Malta on Monday night, prompting fears that the skipper was set for a spell on the sidelines.

However, after being assessed by Rovers' medical department this afternoon, it is believed that the defender has sustained no serious damage.

Mulgrew's injury will continue to be monitored throughout the week, in the hope that he could be fit to face Rochdale at the weekend.

There was further good news for manager Tony Mowbray, who confirmed that defender Derrick Williams had trained for the past two days without any problems.

The 24-year-old was forced off in the first-half of last week's Checkatrade Trophy success over Stoke City with a groin strain, but he is expected to be available for Saturday's trip to the Crown Oil Arena.

Rovers remain without youngsters Ryan Nyambe and Scott Wharton, who are both recovering from ankle injuries, whilst Darragh Lenihan today underwent successful surgery on his fractured foot, which is likely to keep him out of action for the next few months.

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