TOSIN Adarabioyo is in contention to make his Rovers debut at Fulham this weekend.

Adarabioyo watched from the stands as Rovers were beaten on the opening day by Charlton, the only summer signing not to be involved.

The Manchester City loanee was deemed not ‘at the level that he needed to be’ by boss Tony Mowbray having trained just twice with his new team-mates before the opening day.

But after training with the squad this week, the 21-year-old will travel with the squad, and is likely to be included in the squad for the first time.

“We have to asses where Tosin is, we’ve had a couple of days,” said Mowbray.

“They haven’t done much training.

“As I was saying earlier, Tosin has only been in the building a week, he has to learn how we play.

“He’s only had three training sessions. We’ll see how he gets on.”

full squads don’t tend to come through football matches totally unscathed injury wise,

“We’ll go with what we feel will be the right team to go there and cause problems,” added the Rovers boss.

“Let’s wait and see who’s fit, because on the back of every game we’ve got a few knocks and niggles.

“We’ll pick a team to go to Fulham and make a good account of ourselves and see if we can get something from the game.”

Derrick Williams failed to feature in any of the six pre-season friendlies because of a calf problem.

Left back Sam Hart picked up a hamstring injury in the win at Bury last month, but the defensive duo are both close to a return to the first team fold.

The 22-year-old left-back spent all of last season out on loan at Rochdale and then Southend, but he had impressed during pre-season and was seen as a competitor for Amari’i Bell’s left-back spot.

“Sam Hart is still working away with the physio department, I think he’s probably a couple of weeks away.

“Derrick’s been out on the grass the last few days.

“He trained with us on Tuesday. We’ll see how he goes, see if there’s no reaction.

“He’s very close to getting back with the squad.

“There’s still a couple of days to go.”

The return of the pair will come at a good time as the Rovers defence has come under fire towards the back end of last season and after the loss against Charlton.

Mowbray added: “I shouldn’t have to answer every question that comes along on my decisions on my players.

“As I have said before if we get it wrong too often you lose your job in this business.

“When you are a manager of a football club you make decisions and live and die by them and that is what I am happy to do.”