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No concerns with Bennett's injury

Elliott okay to play says the boss after the midfielder limped off against Millwall on Saturday

12 August 2018

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Tony Mowbray has revealed midfielder Elliott Bennett will be back playing sooner rather than later after the energetic midfielder was forced off late in the weekend draw with Millwall.

The combative 29-year-old was taken off with 11 minutes of the clash remaining after a tangle with Shaun Hutchinson down in the corner, after the Rovers man attempted to win the ball back.

At first glance it looked a serious one, with Bennett signaling for immediate treatment, but Mowbray confirmed after the game that the ex-Norwich man will be available to play sooner rather than later.

"He's alright, thankfully. I went in the treatment room as soon as the full time whistle went. I thought it was his knee at first, with the impression that he twisted it or damaged some ligaments," Tony told iFollow Rovers.

"But all he's got is a great big gash down his shin. He's just taken a stud. It's much better for all of us rather than a knee injury which will keep him out for weeks.

"Fortunately it's nothing serious, he'll get over it and may be back to play on Tuesday at Carlisle. If not, he'll definitely be back in contention for next weekend's trip to Hull City."

Don't forget, Rovers are back in action on Tuesday night when we take on Carlisle United in the Carabao Cup. Fancy going? Purchase your tickets by clicking here.

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