Joe Rankin-Costello is set for a spell on the sidelines after a scan showed he had tweaked his hamstring. 

The 21-year-old has started all five matches for Rovers so far this season but will see that run come to an end after limping out of the Derby win on the hour mark.

He underwent a scan on Monday which revealed, which is likely to keep him out of action for two to three weeks, according to Tony Mowbray.

Rankin-Costello's place in the starting line-up is set to be taken by Ryan Nyambe for the visit of Cardiff City, Rovers' final fixture before the two-week international break.

"Joe Rankin-Costello, I think he will be two or three weeks, he has tweaked his hamstring a little bit," Mowbray said.

"It is good time for the international break for Joe who won't be too far away on the back end of that.

"That was a big decision last weekend, I had a long conversation with Ryan who is on a football journey and we're trying to make him into a top Premier League footballer if we can.

"He has the physical attributes and we're working on his technical side and I think that's improved greatly and who knows where that journey will end for Ryan Nyambe."

Corry Evans will train for the first time since the lead-up to the Newcastle United Carabao Cup tie after missing the last three matches with a bruised foot.

Sam Gallagher has also spent the last week training with the team, having not featured since the end of last season because of a groin problem.