David Raya trained today and could be in contention, with the use of a protective mask, to feature for Rovers against Rotherham United on Saturday.

Tony Mowbray revealed that Raya will need his nose reconstructing, but that is likely to wait until the summer, so to avoid a six to eight week absence.

Jayson Leutwiler deputised for the 23-year-old in the win over QPR last weekend after Raya picked up the facial injury in the draw at West Brom on October 27.

And the Canadian may keep his place should Raya not be ready to play against the Millers, with a decision expected to be made tomorrow.

“He’s all right to be honest,” Mowbray said of his goalkeeper.

“He doesn’t look like David Raya when he comes to see you, his face is a lot different. He’s not as handsome as he once was.

“He trained today, he will train tomorrow and we will see how he is mentally.

“The doctors are happy with him but he has to be happy with a mask on.

“I said to him that whatever way we decide, there’s a two week break after this so if he feels he needs more time then we will go with Jayson, or otherwise David will be back in the sticks.

“We will see after training tomorrow.”

Raya saw a specialist for the second time during the week and will now wait until the summer for surgery on his nose.

Mowbray added: “He needs his nose reconstructing.

“They will probably do that in the summer.

“David will want that to be done. It is a massively different nose to what he had two weeks ago.

“The specialist thinks that if he needs to do an operation now then he would be out for six to eight weeks.

“In our opinion, and in David’s as well, that’s not something we need to do now. I think his partner will be okay with him as well!

“We will do whatever needs doing in the summer.”