ROVERS are waiting to learn the extent of the injury which saw Charlie Mulgrew withdrawn in Scotland’s 2-0 win over Malta.

Mulgrew was replaced by former Rovers defender Grant Hanley 10 minutes in to the second half after the club captain picked up a  foot injury.

The game was Mulgrew’s fifth consecutive start for his country, having played 90 minutes in the 3-0 win in Lithuania on Friday.

However, he was forced off in the second half with a foot injury which will now be assessed.

The news will come as a concern to Rovers boss Tony Mowbray who is set to be without fellow defender Darragh Lenihan for several months.
The 23-year-old hasn’t played since the opening day defeat at Southend United and scans later revealed the Irishman has suffered a stress fracture of the fifth metatarsal.

Lenihan underwent surgery on the injury yesterday and will now begin his rehabilitation.

Injuries to the pair could provide the opportunity for new loan signing Paul Downing to make his Rovers debut when they resume league action at Rochdale on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Corry Evans put in an impressive display for Northern Ireland as they secured second spot in Group C with a 2-0 win over Czech Republic.

Evans was recalled to the starting line-up, after coming off the bench in Friday’s win in San Marino, as goals from Jonny Evans and Chris Brunt gave Michael O’Neill’s side victory.

They have now all but secured a play-off spot as they look to book their place in next year’s World Cup in Russia.