It's been a tough start to life at Rovers for summer signing Jacob Davenport, but Tony Mowbray has revealed there is light at the end of the tunnel for the teenager.
The 19-year-old arrived from Manchester City in July for an undisclosed fee, but is yet to appear competitively for his new club.
Injury saw the former Burton Albion loanee endure a frustrating pre-season, but things are looking up for the Mancunian, who is set to appear for the Under-23s at Brighton & Hove Albion tomorrow night.
“Young Davenport has gone off with Damien [Johnson] and the Under-23s and he will play at Brighton on Friday night," Mowbray revealed to iFollow Rovers.
“He needs to play games, as he is fit now and is ready to go. He has trained for the last week or so, but he needs games. His time with us so far has been a little stop-start due to injuries.
“Hopefully he will get through 90 minutes with the Under-23s and get back in contention with the first team in the next couple of weeks.
“It’s important for him to play. He is new to the club but hasn’t really had a run of things. He’s mobile, is nippy around the pitch and is a really tidy footballer.
“He has a lovely left foot and will be able to slot into our midfield with no problem at all. But he needs to show that robustness and we have to remember that he is still only a young boy.
“He might get a couple of games for the Under-23s in quick succession, and a chance to get himself back in the first team mix."
And the boss adds that there is better news regarding Ryan Nyambe, who limed off with a hamstring injury against Nottingham Forest at the end of September.
“Nyambe’s on his sign off day today. As long as he has no reaction today then he’ll probably train with the first team again tomorrow," he said.
“He has been out for too long for us to involve him, but maybe in a week at West Brom we might see Ryan back in contention."
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