Tony Mowbray wouldn’t be drawn on the fitness of Rovers midfielder Lewis Travis ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Barnsley.

Travis has started 35 of Rovers’ 39 matches this season, but was forced off midway through the second half of the defeat at Wigan Athletic, moments after receiving treatment.

Rovers will be desperate not to add the 22-year-old to their injury list which already includes his regular midfield partner Corry Evans.

The Northern Irishman was only just back from the facial injuries he sustained in the draw with Preston, but broke his toe in the win over Bristol City which could see him miss the remainder of Rovers’ season.

Joe Rankin-Costello (hamstring) is already out, while Amari’i Bell and Derrick Williams are also unavailable for the third game running.

Travi's potential absence would leave Mowbray with a conundrum in midfield, having gone with a 4-3-3 system in Rovers’ two matches since the re-start – but the manager did reveal that Adam Armstrong had put himself in a position to start at Barnsley tomorrow night after missing 10 days of training earlier this month.

“Let’s see what the team is tomorrow, but every team is going to suffer some strains, some knocks and niggles,” he explained. 

“When you see the team tomorrow you might think ‘why’s he made changes there, what’s gone on, why is he not playing?’

“Well, we’ll talk about that after the game, I’m not going to sit here and talk about who’s got a knock or a niggle, who might come in, but as I’ve said the last few weeks I think every team will find it difficult to have the same team for nine games in a row, that’s not going to happen. We’re not bucking that trend.”

Asked if anyone was likely to return to the squad from the one fielded at the DW Stadium, Mowbray added: “No, I don’t think so.

“The left back situation, they have muscle injuries, if I could give them an injection and solve it overnight we would. They will be ready when they’re ready.

“Whether that’s Derrick Williams, Amari’i Bell, Joe Rankin-Costello, I shouldn’t really be throwing him in there because he’s not a left back, but he filled in and did a pretty good job for us in the first game.

“Let’s see, if anything we have to look at the ones who probably won’t train today that they turn up tomorrow, we’re looking for one or two of them to play through a bit of discomfort at the moment.”