Tony Mowbray will weigh up his best central midfield combination for a tough looking trip to Leeds United this weekend after recalling Lewis Travis for the win over Sheffield Wednesday.

Mowbray has named seven different pairings in Rovers’ last 10 matches since breaking up the Travis and Bradley Johnson axis.

Travis was restored to the side after surprisingly being left out against Preston where Corry Evans made just a third league start alongside captain Elliott Bennett who made a rare appearance in the middle of the park.

Mowbray says the decision to leave out 22-year-old Travis, who has been a mainstay of the side in 2019, was due to his distribution on the ball in recent weeks, but felt the tenacious midfielder roared back in to form against the Owls.

“I’ve left him out for a few games, because he’s been poor with his distribution and was getting caught on the ball,” Mowbray said.

“He was really good (against Wednesday), he was aggressive and on the front foot.

“These lads are learning the game and I’m sure that somewhere down the line, they’ll be good footballers for this club, but they have to learn from these mistakes and develop.

“We’re trying to grow this club as a whole and I want to get there really quickly, yet the reality is, is that we have to wait for the likes of Nyambe, Travis, Buckley to really develop into the footballers that we hope they’re going to be.”

Rovers had gone six matches without a win before coming from behind to beat the Owls at Ewood Park.

That was a timely boost ahead of this weekend’s trip to high-flying Leeds United which precedes the third international break of the season.

Mowbray praised his side’s attitude after coming from behind to win for the first time since April 2018.

And he’s hoping it can provide a perfect platform to take in to their trip to Yorkshire.

He added: “We have to wait and see to see how big the context of this win will be.

“We were in a bit of a spell where we hadn’t won in our last six and it’s a difficult spell to get out of.

“Every game in this division is tough, and we’re at Elland Road next week

“Let’s see if we can find a performance this weekend against Leeds United.”

Meanwhile, reports in south Yorkshire suggest Rovers are one of three Championship sides monitoring Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Cameron Dawson.

The 24-year-old is in to the final six months of his deal at Hillsborough and said to be interesting Rovers, as well as Preston and Derby.

Dawson was an unused substitute at Ewood Park last weekend, but has made three Championship starts this season.

In all he has played 45 times for Wednesday, but largely been back-up to Keiren Westwood throughout his time at the club.

With Dawson 24, Wednesday wouldn’t be due any compensation for his services, unless they can agree a new deal.

Christian Walton has started all 15 Championship games for Rovers this season and is on a season-long loan deal.

No.2 Jayson Leutwiler agreed a 12-month extension to his deal in the summer and has started twice in the Carabao Cup this season.

Rovers did take free agent goalkeeper Ben Garratt on trial in September before he signed for Burton Albion last month.

Andrew Fisher, Rovers’ third-choice goalkeeper, is currently on loan at League Two side Northampton Town until January.