Tony Mowbray has confirmed that Elliott Bennett will take over the captaincy at Rovers with Charlie Mulgrew having left the club on loan.

Bennett wore the armband on 16 occasions last season, in the absence of Scotland international Mulgrew, who joined Wigan on deadline day.

The 30-year-old led the team at Fulham and the Rovers boss has confirmed he will continue in that role moving forward.

Darragh Lenihan also captained Rovers last season, for the Easter Monday win over Bolton, but as one of the most experienced players, Bennett, who has become a regular at right back in the last two seasons, will take the armband.

“I think at the moment Elliott Bennett will be club captain while Charlie is away,” Mowbray told the Lancashire Telegraph.

“I think he slips in to that role very comfortably, very easily.

“As I’ve said before I like to have a leadership team with the senior players when there are issues that we need to deal with, football issues or club issues or player issues.

“I generally talk to a few of them rather than just one.

“Elliott has been part of that group and I have no problem with him leading the team on the pitch and he’s someone that I can talk to as part of a group of senior players.”