Ryan Nyambe was forced to pull out of the Namibia starting line-up for their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier with Mali.

The Rovers defender was in the starting line-up for the game in Windhoek tonight (7pm) but didn't emerge from the dug-out ahead of kick-off.

Reports say that Nyambe picked up an injury in the warm-up and was replaced in the side by Teberius Lombardt.

The 22-year-old played the reverse fixture in Mali on Friday night, earning his seventh cap for his country, and was set to make that eight this evening.

However, Nyambe appears to have added to Rovers’ injury issues having not made the starting line-up.

Nyambe, who has started seven of the 11 Championship matches so far, will now fly back from Windhoek to be assessed by the Rovers medical team, and he will undergo a Covid test with the rest of the squad as well on Thursday.

Tony Mowbray will provide a full injury update on his squad at his pre-Luton Town press conference on Thursday with the latest awaited on goalkeeper Thomas Kaminski who was forced to self-isolate after recording a positive Covid-19 test while away with Belgium.

The 28-year-old was asymptomatic and Rovers are hoping he will be available for the return to Championship action.

Darragh Lenihan will return from Republic of Ireland duty on Thursday, with Rovers having had injury issues at the back of late, with Daniel Ayala having missed the last five matches with a groin problem.

Rovers are hopeful he will be fit for the weekend, with Derrick Williams having missed the QPR win, and subsequent international matches, with a quadricep issue.

There was better news on the availability front today, with Amari’i Bell and Barry Douglas both playing 45 minutes in a behind closed doors game having self-isolated recently.

Bradley Dack played the first half of the 2-2 draw with Sheffield United at Brockhall, his first minutes since last December.