Harry Chapman will play for Rovers Under-23s at Leicester City tonight to build up his match minutes.

Chapman came off the bench in Rovers’ Carabao Cup win over Oldham last week, his third substitute outing since re-signing from Middlesbrough in January.

The winger is yet to feature in any of Rovers’ Championship matchday squads however, and Mowbray is keen to see the former England youth international continue his push for a first-team spot with minutes for the Under-23s.

The Under-23s side will also see Sam Hart return after three weeks out with a hamstring injury, while Matty Platt and Joe Grayson who featured in the Oldham win will also play at the King Power Stadium.

“He is playing tonight against Leicester,” Mowbray said of Chapman.

“I think there is a fine balance, particularly when the game is the night before. What do you do?  Do you keep him around your squad and then he doesn’t get in the 18 and he will say ‘why didn’t I play the night before?’

“He’s probably not going to make the 18 so he’ll be playing at Leicester because it’s more beneficial for him, as will Grayson, Platt, and Sam Hart who is back from injury.

“It’s more important that they play minutes at the moment to keep them going.”

Dominic Samuel has played 45 minutes in a behind closed doors game so far as part of his recovery from a knee ligament injury sustained 12 months ago.

The striker had been pencilled in to play at Leicester, but has since been ruled out.

“He was going to play tonight but he’s had a slight allergic reaction to something. It’s nothing to do with injury,” Mowbray added.

“Whether it’s something he ate I don’t know.

“He saw the doctor yesterday and the recommendation was that he doesn’t play on the back of an allergic reaction.

“It’s nothing concerned with his injury, he’s just about ready to go. Hopefully on Friday he’ll back and play against Wolves.”

Another player who won’t be in action this midweek is Tosin Adarabioyo.

The Manchester City loanee didn’t feature against Middlesbrough, having made his Rovers debut seven days earlier, but hasn’t trained in the lead up to the game at Hull City.

But Mowbray hopes he will be in contention for the visit of Cardiff City on Saturday should he come through the rest of the week unscathed.

He added: “I can’t see him making this game.

“He hasn’t trained today but he is getting pretty close.

“He’s on the grass this afternoon.

“Let’s see if he trains the next couple of days to try and be ready for the weekend.”

Dan Butterworth has been on the fringes of the first-team picture at Rovers, but is currently struggling with a back injury.

Mowbray is keen to keep the attacker around the first-team set-up, with any possibility of him leaving on loan now unlikely because of his current injury.

The boss said: “Butterworth, like a few young players, is struggling with his back.

“It’s a little fracture that we just have to manage. He’s not hobbling around, it’s not as dramatic as it might sound, it’s a young players injury, a growth injury.

“It will take a few more weeks.

“He’s okay. Lots of young players I’ve managed have had these injuries because of them growing and the amount of work you’re putting in to them while they’re still growing.

“It puts a bit of stress on them. He will be ready in a few weeks.”