TONY Mowbray will speak with his returning quartet of senior players tomorrow morning before a decision is made on whether they will travel with the squad to Wolves.
Darragh Lenihan, Charlie Mulgrew, Danny Graham and Jason Steele all trained with the first-team on Thursday to push their hopes of playing some part at Molineux.
Goalkeeper Steele has missed the last two games with an ankle injury, while the same injury has also ruled out central defensive pairing Lenihan and Mulgrew for the past three outings.
Graham sustained a hip injury moments after coming on against Barnsley on April 8, but the Rovers head coach says there will be conversations with each of the players, and the medical staff, before any decisions on any possible involvement are made.
“The big test will come in the morning and see if there is any reaction,” Mowbray said.
“Many times a footballer will think he’s ok, will go and train and the next day he is all stiff and back to square one.
“But Darragh, Charlie, Danny Graham, Steeley and Gordon Greer all trained and we weren’t far from a full squad. It was a big squad, numbers wise the biggest that I have had to work with since I have been here.
“Let’s hope there is some positive news and they feel well enough to get on the bus and travel and then we will pick a team that can give Wolves some problems.”
The news is particularly positive regarding Lenihan and Mulgrew who both sustained injuries during the defeat at Reading on April 4.
Initial assessments predicted the pair would miss between a month and six weeks of action, but after just two, resumed training with the first-team squad.
All four have proven to be big players for Rovers this season, with Steele’s ankle injury ending his run of 82 consecutive Championship starts in goals.
But the head coach says that while their returns would be a big boost, he won’t be taking any undue risks with their fitness.
He added: “They’re good professionals, they understand our plight and know they can’t put anything at risk and that the team always comes first.
“I will have those conversations and put across the importance of the decision that gets made and together, with the medical department, we will sit down and see if they are going to get on the bus.
“I’m pretty sure they will know in the morning if they’re sore and stiff and the right decision, along with the medical department, will get made.”
Rovers revived their hopes of avoiding the drop with four points from their two games over the Easter period. They travel to Wolves just one point from safety, but with just three games remaining.
But Mowbray says there has been a good intensity to the training sessions, adding: “I have seen a real focus. Sometimes players can be blasé in training and you have to bark at them to get them to the intensity required, but that is very much there at the moment.
“They are training hard because I am constantly telling them that I am watching training, even if some days the two Davids (Lowe and Dunn) use their voices to manage training, I don’t miss anything and I see who’s at it and who’s got an intensity about the way they’re training and want to play by the way they’re training.
“I think whichever team we pick you will get 100 per cent and hopefully have to ask some pretty serious questions of Wolves.”