JOSH King is facing two months on the sidelines after suffering a recurrence of a hamstring injury at Derby County last weekend.
King lasted only a few minutes before being forced to limp off in Rovers’ 3-0 win in the FA Cup fourth round.
Paul Robinson and Adam Henley remain on the sidelines for tomorrow's home game against Bristol City, while Dickson Etuhu is around 10 days away from a return from injury.
Rovers were unable to add to their squad yesterday as they missed the deadline to complete deals for DJ Campbell and Jerome Thomas, although Michael Appleton hopes he can still bring the duo in when the loan window reopens next week.
“Obviously it’s frustrating but it was just one of those things,” the Rovers boss said this afternoon.
“We ran out of time, you see it happen at clubs in other transfer windows but I’m confident that we’ll get back to those deals.”