Tony Mowbray is hopeful Thomas Kaminski will be available for the visit of league leaders Reading.

The goalkeeper picked up a groin issue in the second half of their 4-0 win at Coventry City when making a rare save.

The Belgian had indicated to Tony Mowbray that he wanted to be replaced, but with Rovers having made all three substitutions, he limped through the closing stages without alarm.

Rovers are quickly back in Championship action, welcoming league leaders Reading to Ewood Park on Tuesday night, with Kaminski set to train ahead of the game.

Mowbray will then make a decision on whether to include him for the visit of Reading, but says the injury is only a minor one.

While his preference would be for Kaminski to make his eighth consecutive start, the manager has full confidence of Aynsley Pears, a deadline day signing from Middlesbrough, should he be required.

The manager said: “It’s a very minor injury, if it is an injury. I can’t give you a distinctive answer right now until he goes out, gets his boots on and is diving about.

“We’ll know more then. And even then we’ll have to decide whether we want to take the chance with him or whether it’s a chance for Aynsley to play between the sticks.

“I know what my preference would be and that’s to keep Thomas going. He’s had four clean sheets in seven games so we’ll see after training.

“He hasn’t got a major injury, just slightly tweaked something in his groin.”

Rovers are set to make enforced changes to their squad for the visit of Reading.

Mowbray was keeping the identities, and reasons, for their absence under wraps, but has said there will be tweaks to the matchday squad from the one that was named for the 4-0 win over Coventry City.

Central defender Daniel Ayala could miss out for a second successive game with a groin issue, and while Kaminski is a doubt, Mowbray wouldn’t be drawn on the other concerns within his squad.

“It’s a slightly different squad, there’s one or two changes,” he explained.

“I’m always conscious about sitting here and talking and telling the opposition manager what my team is.

“It’s pretty similar, but there’s one or two changes.

“It’s very difficult because I like to be open and honest with you because it’s talking to our supporters but the supporters also know it’s difficult for me to tell the opposition manager what our team is going to be.

“It’s best sometimes they wait and see what the selection is and then I can explain afterwards.”

Elliott Bennett and Lewis Travis are long-term concerns, and while Bradley Dack is still out, he joined in with the warm-up yesterday, but is still to resume contact training. Joe Rothwell is also set to miss out after his self-isolation period.