I felt varying levels of frustration during Saturday’s game against Middlesbrough, writes Tom Schofield.

Only picking up a point after taking the lead was one of the smaller ones, my bigger worries came as we picked up yet more injuries.

Thankfully, Joe Rankin-Costello’s bang to the head was manageable as he performed admirably on his first league start.

The same can’t be said of German international Lewis Holtby and as the injury list increases I fear a repeat of last season may be around the corner.

It’s no secret that we tried to bring people in during January, Newcastle United winger Christian Atsu the final player we were linked with.

We failed though and we are now facing the prospect of spending the next month without three of our arguably best technical players.

Of course we already knew that to be the case with Bradley Dack and Joe Rothwell, but potentially losing Holtby for what could be a month only hardens that blow.

It’s a shame as well, I felt we were finally starting to see exactly why he was brought to the club.

He was never going to produce the same goalscoring prowess as Dack, but his ability to dictate play was slowly becoming more and more evident.

If there is a silver lining it’s that these injuries have forced Mowbray’s hand into playing some of our academy prospects.

It’s hard to imagine a Rovers squad without Lewis Travis in it, a little over a year ago a red card to Richie Smallwood forced Mowbray’s hand and we haven’t looked back since.

I’m hoping that through the dark cloud of these injuries someone will grab the bull by the horns and become the next budding academy graduate.

This is their opportunity to show why they should be seen as an important part of our team, it’s all down to them.