Jacob Davenport will miss several weeks of action after scans showed damage to both his ankle, and knee, after an injury in a behind closed doors game last week.

The central midfielder has endured a terrible run of luck with injuries, missing almost the whole of last season with hip and groin problems.

After an extended spell with the Under-23s he made his senior debut on the final day of last season, impressing in the 2-2 draw with Swansea City.

He was part of a Rovers XI who faced Macclesfield Town at Brockhall last week and replaced on the half hour after his latest injury setback.

It is a bitter blow for the 20-year-old who was looking to build on his final day cameo after an injury-hit first season following his arrival from Manchester City.

“Jacob is going to have to be a good few weeks, without sticking a date on it,” boss Tony Mowbray revealed.

“He’s affected a little bit of ankle ligament and a bit of damage to his knee, but nothing significant.

“It won’t be months and months and months, it’s weeks.

“We all feel for Jacob but he has to grin through and get on it and get himself back fit and competing as soon as he can.”