Rovers have defensive injury concerns ahead of this weekend’s visit of Middlesbrough.

Darragh Lenihan (knee) is a doubt after missing the Fulham defeat and investigations are ongoing to ascertain the severity of the problem.

Captain Elliott Bennett took a knock to the back of his knee at the weekend, but Tony Mowbray hopes the full back will be fit for the visit to face Boro.

A big concern is a knock picked up by Manchester City loanee Tosin Adarabioyo.

Mowbray is hopeful the 21-year-old, who made his debut against Fulham, could make the weekend should he return to training on Thursday.

But Rovers are short of options in that area with Lenihan's injury and having allowed Charlie Mulgrew to leave on loan on deadline. 

The boss explained: “Bennett has a knock. He’s been walking around with ice on but he is a warrior and could have half his leg hanging off and he would still be wanting to play.

“The only concern at the moment is Tosin. He has picked up a little knock.

“We’ll see whether he trains on Thursday and that’s a concern.

“Lenihan is another concern and if both Tosin and Lenihan miss the weekend then we are really thin.

“I’d be pretty hopeful that one of them will make it for the weekend.

“We should look forward to that game. Middlesbrough managed to beat us in a tight game last year, but we should go in to every game believing we can win.”