Tony Mowbray revealed Ben Brereton was fined following his red card at Barnsley last month – but says the issue was put to bed the day after the Oakwell defeat.

Brereton had been on the pitch just a matter of minutes before being sent off for violent conduct after a late challenge on Reds full back Kilian Ludewig on June 30.

Mowbray branded his actions as ‘unacceptable’, with the 21-year-old fined by the club, and handed a three-match ban by the Football Association.

That saw him miss games with Leeds United, Cardiff City and West Brom, but the attacker is available again for the trip to Millwall, having started Rovers’ first two games back after the re-start.

Rovers opted against appealing the red card decision, the first of the attacker’s professional career, with Mowbray drawing a line under the incident the day after the game.

And now ready to welcome him back in to the squad, the manager said: “Ben knows how disappointed I was, he’s felt that in the pocket as well as his inability to play. But it’s put to bed the next day.

“I like Ben Brereton as a lad, as I’ve always said he has to grow in to this club and I think that’s coming.

“I’m not the person to hold anything against anyone, it was finished the day after, he took his punishment and we moved on.

“He will come back in to the squad and he has to try and earn his right to get on the pitch.”

Rovers will again be without Derrick Williams, Amari’i Bell and Corry Evans for the trip to the New Den, as well as long-term concern Bradley Dack.

Mowbray named an unchanged team, and bench, for the weekend game with West Brom, the first he had done that in nine matches.

Brereton’s return to the squad will likely force a change to the 20-man squad at Millwall, though Mowbray reported no fresh injuries from the weekend.