Rovers boss Tony Mowbray believes defender Darragh Lenihan will be back in action soon enough after missing the Monday clash with MK Dons through injury.
The 24-year-old Irishman had to be taken off with a back injury in the win against Bradford on Thursday night, and fast-forward four days and Lenihan wasn't risked in the game at Stadium MK.
But the simple truth is that the game came around too quickly for the centre back, with Mowbray having no qualms in throwing Paul Downing in from the start against his old employers in Buckinghamshire.
“It was a bit too soon for Lenihan. There’s no serious damage. He fell awkwardly against Bradford and I think he’s just got a bruised lower spine," the boss confirmed to reporters after the 2-1 win.
“He’s fine but it’s been a bit too sore. Paul’s done well for us this season and was steady for us against Bradford when he came on. I have no worries in putting Downing in there.
“Darragh will be ready when he’s ready with his power and drive that he brings from central defence."
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