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Midfield duo remain unavailable for selection

But there's better news regarding the availability of Derrick Williams, who missed the draw against Millwall

13 August 2018

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Tony Mowbray has revealed that midfield duo Ben Gladwin and Jacob Davenport are still a little way off being available for selection, with the pair ruled out of Tuesday night's trip to Carlisle United.

The two Rovers won't be travelling to Cumbria for the Carabao Cup tie, but there is better news regarding Derrick Williams, who missed the weekend clash with Millwall at Ewood Park with a knock.

And Mowbray says that the left back will be back in contention sooner rather than later.

"We don't have any more injuries at the moment. Obviously Gladwin, Davenport and Williams are the ones still out of action. Derrick has a small problem with his foot right now," Tony told iFollow Rovers.

"I don't see Ben or Jacob being short term returns, it might be a month or so - something like that. With Ben it'll be a case of wait and see. He has a knee injury at the moment and we have to give him time to get himself back on the grass. There's no real timescale with him. 

"Ben's been here over a year now and it's been a frustrating time for him because it's not really taken off. He started pre-season really well and was flying during our week in Austria. He looked as if he was ready for a really strong season, but he's picked up a knee injury and that's a real blow for him and us.

"He's 6'3, he's fast, can dribble and it's a real shame for everybody. Trying to pick the team, I have to use the players I have available for the trip to Carlisle," the boss added when looking ahead to the trip to Brunton Park.

"Jacob is new to the club and it's been frustrating for him after getting some game time in pre-season. Jacob is a very focussed young guy who wants to do well and is trying to take on board how our midfield works, but he's just taken on a thigh strain, which is unfortunate.

"He'll get himself fit, get training again and look to get himself into the team. It's early days for him at this football club."

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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