ROVERS hope Craig Conway will overcome his hamstring injury in time for the return to league action at Bury next weekend.

The Scot has missed the two cup outings within the last week but his return would be a welcome boost given the news that Harry Chapman is set to be sidelined for up to three months.

The pair’s respective hamstring injuries have somewhat restricted Rovers’ options out wide, though Elliott Bennett is back from a one-match suspension.

It is Conway’s second hamstring injury of the season, after he missed the opening two weeks of the campaign, while he has also been hampered by a hip problem.

Rovers boss Tony Mowbray said: “Conway has picked up a hamstring injury and let’s see whether he will be available for the next league game.

“He knows his body, he’s had hamstring injuries before and he will manage it through with the physios and hopefully he will be available for the next league game.

“If not then it won’t be too much longer after that.”

Injuries to Conway and Chapman have handed a number of Rovers fringe players the chance to impress in the FA Cup win over Barnet and the Checkatrade Trophy clash with Rochdale.

Ben Gladwin and Rekeem Harper were two of only three players, along with Sam Hart, to start both ties which saw Rovers book a home tie with Crewe in the FA Cup but exit the Trophy.

West Brom loanee Harper and summer arrival Gladwin have made just six league appearances between them so far this season but have impressed in training.

And with Rovers moving in to one of their busiest periods of the season, Mowbray is looking for them to transfer that form to the first-team scene.

He added: “He (Rekeem) is only 17, he’s not 20, he’s a boy really. He has immense talent and we see that in training every day.

“But he has to bring that to the pitch in a game, rather than just in training.

“It’s the same with players like Ben Gladwin, who does amazing things in training - when they have an opportunity they have to try to grasp it.

“Rekeem has trained hard every day, he stays back and puts in extra time on the grass.

“That’s a message I drum home loud and clear, if they get asked to play they have to be ready and I’ll judge them on the 90 minutes I see. That’s the way it is.”