Elliott Bennett is set to return to training with the Rovers squad for the first time since his positive coronavirus test last week.

Bennett’s period of self-isolation, which has lasted 10 days, ends today and he will re-join the rest of his team-mates at their Brockhall training base tomorrow.

The Rovers captain tested negative on May 22 allowing him to return to training with the rest of the squad for the first time on May 25 where he recorded his best ever fitness results.

However, later that day he was one of three Championship players to test positive for COVID-19 which forced him in to a period of self-isolation, despite the 31-year-old revealing he felt ‘fit and healthy’.

Bennett has remained asymptomatic and will now be allowed to return to the training ground for the first time since his positive test.

This comes as Rovers have been given the green light by the EFL to step up their training from groups of no more than five to full contact.

Posting on social media, Bennett tweeted: “Good morning all, for those asking, my isolation period is now over and thankfully have experienced no symptoms throughout, family are healthy and well also. Back to training tomorrow 🙌🏽😀 ⚽️”

There have now been four rounds of Championship testing, with Rovers undergoing their fifth on Thursday.

In all, 24 individuals have tested positive, with Bennett the only confirmed case at Rovers. The club are understood to have recorded a clean bill of health in round four.

Meanwhile, Lewis Holtby has now returned to training after completing his rehabilitation after sustaining a lateral knee ligament injury on February 1.

As the country went in to lockdown, and Rovers’ Brockhall base forced to close, the 29-year-old hired a private jet to fly back to his native Germany where he could continue his recovery with a physio he has previously worked with.

The German international would previously have missed the remainder of the season with the injury sustained in the 1-1 draw at Middlesbrough, but having completed his rehabilitation, has put himself in a position to feature in the remaining games.

The midfielder will be a boost to Rovers’ attacking options, but is a week behind his team-mates which will need to be factored in.

Another player who will be given an unexpected chance to feature in Rovers’ play-off push is midfielder Corry Evans.

The Rovers midfielder underwent extensive surgery, not least to correct a fracture in his skull, as well as a broken nose and eye socket following the draw with Preston in January.

Evans played down psychological concerns aired by manager Tony Mowbray, with the midfielder revealing he was nearing the end of his rehabilitation when the season was suspended in March.

And he has put himself in contention to feature in the final nine games of the season.

“It’s good to be back kicking a ball again and seeing the lads,” he said.

“Before everything closed down and lockdown occurred I was just starting my rehabilitation.

“I’ve since had a break and have been doing a lot of the ball work on my own and running.

“But I feel in good shape and I’m really enjoying being back at training.

“It’s just enjoyable to be out on the grass touching the ball again

“It’s been like pre-season, running, ball skills, just to get yourself going again.”