ROVERS will make late checks on Charlie Mulgrew and Craig Conway ahead of tomorrow night’s trip to Scunthorpe United.

Conway was forced off midway through the second half of Saturday’s win at Rochdale with a hip injury.

But after an impressive showing at Spotland, Rovers are hoping to have the 32-year-old available.

Tony Mowbray will also make a late decision on skipper Charlie Mulgrew after he missed the Rochdale win with an ankle injury picked up on international duty with Scotland.

“We’re looking at a few knocks,” Mowbray said.

“Craig Conway took a bang on the hip and we will check on Charlie and see how much improvement there has been.

“But it won’t be too much different.”

Elliott Ward has started Rovers’ six of Rovers’ last seven matches, deputising for Darragh Lenihan (ankle) who is expected to be sidelined for several months.

But with Mulgrew nearing a return, and Paul Downing having impressed on his debut after signing on loan from MK Dons, Mowbray may consider handing the 32-year-old a rest in a busy run of games.

However, the boss added: “He has played three games in a week once before this season and has shown himself to be pretty robust.

“Yet he doesn’t do a lot between the games but any team with Mulgrew back fit and available would be an improved team.”

One player who remains sidelined is Ryan Nyambe, though Mowbray doesn’t expect the defender to be out for too much longer.

“He’s not training yet but not too far away yet,” Mowbray said of Nyambe.

“I would suggest he might be back on the grass in the next few days and then it will be a steady build up.

“He’s a fit lad so as long as he gets past the threshold he should be able to get back in to the group pretty quickly but it’s not long-term and he’s not too far away.”