Jack Rodwell could make his Rovers debut in the Carabao Cup tie at Bournemouth tomorrow.

The 27-year-old is yet to feature for the first team since signing as a free agent last month.

But after coming through 90 minutes for the Under-23s in a 0-0 draw with Arsenal last week, Rodwell could be in line for a first team outing at the Vitality Stadium.

Tony Mowbray is expected to leave a number of senior faces behind as Rovers make the long trip south.

But the boss confirmed that Rodwell, who is able to play in both central defence and midfield, will be among those travelling.

When asked of Rodwell, Mowbray said: “He is coming with us so let’s wait and see to whether we think he will start or be on the bench.

“We have given him five or six weeks to settle in at the club rather than throwing him in at the deep end and he’s played 90 minutes for the Under-23s so he has to get started at some stage.

“He’s a confident boy, looked really good in training and I don’t see any reason why he can’t help us in this game at some stage and see how we get on.”

Charlie Mulgrew missed the weekend win at Stoke City with a calf strain picked up in training last Friday.

The Scotland international had missed the draw at Derby through illness, but Mowbray hopes the 32-year-old will be fully fit for Saturday’s home match with Nottingham Forest.

“He’s been out on the grass with the physios, side-footing a few balls and we’re hoping there will be a gradual stepping up throughout the weekend towards being back in full training on Thursday or Friday,” he added.