Tony Mowbray says there is ‘every chance’ Lewis Travis will be given opportunities in the Championship before January when a loan move will again be considered.

Travis had hoped to leave on loan in August, but despite interest from a host of League One clubs, that failed to materialise.

Since then, the 20-year-old has been an unused substitute on two occasions, with his only game-time coming off the bench in the Carabao Cup defeat at Bournemouth.

Travis, who enjoyed a breakthrough year in 2017/18, played 16 times for the Rovers first team, and is tipped for a bright future.

He travelled with the squad to Bolton on Saturday without making the 18, having turned out for the Under-23s at Sheffield United 24 hours earlier.

On Travis, Mowbray said: “I’ve had him in my office, we sat with his advisors and talked through the scenarios of what happens up until January.

“He played in our first team, it wasn’t a case of him never making the bench or not getting on the pitch, he’s been part of the team.

“Most managers wouldn’t have even considered letting him leave on loan because he was having an effect on our first team.

“There’s every chance he will get some game-time between now and January and he should be delighted to be playing for Blackburn Rovers’ first team and his career moving in the right direction.

“Ultimately we will speak again in January and if he wants to go out on loan and play 20 games until the end of the season then we will consider what’s best for his development, or whether, because of his ability, we think he can get in our team and then he will stay because we want to be as successful as we can.”