Tony Mowbray revealed he will make changes for tonight’s Carabao Cup tie with Lincoln City after some ‘superhuman efforts’ from his players in recent weeks.

The boss revealed both Elliott Bennett and Corry Evans, two of the star performers in recent weeks, have been playing with knocks.

But Mowbray doesn’t want to give Lincoln, currently top of League Two, any encouragement of a possible upset by naming a severely weakened team.

Rovers travel to Bristol City on Sunday, with Mowbray without Bradley Dack (knee), Adam Armstrong (ankle), Dominic Samuel (knee), Derrick Williams (foot) and Jacob Davenport (hip flexor) for tonight’s game.

“There probably will be,” Mowbray said of changes.

“I want to give special mention to Corry Evans, I think at this moment he’s playing at an unbelievably high level of physical output and is carrying a few knocks.”

“Elliott Bennett has an ice pack on his knee yet I sit and watch in awe of the distance he covers in a football match, the tackles he makes, the sprints forward and the recovery runs.

“It was an amazing effort from them and I need to protect a few of them for Tuesday and yet we’re playing against a pretty strong Lincoln team who are on the up at the moment and will fancy their chances coming here if we weaken our team too much.

“We could like to progress in the Carabao Cup, I think all Championship clubs should do their best to go as far as they can and see if they can get drawn against Premier League clubs to test themselves.

“We will put a team out on Tuesday that we feel can get the job done but we have to protect one or two who have put in superhuman efforts.”

The two teams met in pre-season with Joe Nuttall’s first-half proving the difference.

The 21-year-old, who started the weekend win over Brentford, is likely to start in attack, with Rovers having a shortage of options in attack.