Sam Gallagher is ‘banging on the door loud and clear’ with Tony Mowbray dropping a hint the attacker will be recalled to the starting line-up tomorrow.

Gallagher came off for the bench to score what turned out to be the winner against Barnsley a week after netting an equaliser as a substitute against Luton Town.

Inbetween he was handed just a second start of the season against Preston North End where he won the penalty that turned the game at Deepdale, with Rovers running out 3-0 winners.

Harvey Elliott was back in the starting line-up against Barnsley, but Gallagher added his third of the season after replacing the Liverpool loanee, as Rovers moved up to ninth with a 2-1 win.

That could well be enough to see him start against Millwall at Ewood tomorrow, with Bradley Johnson another itching for a recall after making a difference from the bench having served a one match ban in the win over Preston.

Mowbray said of Gallagher: “His confidence and belief is up and there’s every chance we’ll be seeing him on Wednesday.

“I’m delighted for Sam. He’s had a tough start to the season with injury, and then seeing the team win some games and score lots of goals and play pretty well without him

“He’s been used sparingly, but he’s banging on the door loud and clear.

“He scored the other week, got the penalty (at Preston) and the work he’s putting in is g

“Armstrong keeps banging them in, Brereton is working harder than anyone I’ve seen in a long time, the amount of leg work that kid does is unbelievable, the data he’s producing.”

Elliott dropped to the bench against Preston, the first time since his deadline day arrival that he hadn’t started a game.

He limped off at Deepdale soon after his introduction with a bruised knee, but was passed fit to start against Barnsley, and despite having a quiet afternoon, he was involved in the opening goal.

Mowbray admitted it was a call that didn’t work as planned, with Barnsley’s pressing game knocking Rovers out of their rhythm, and unable to execute their game-plan.

“I said at half-time, maybe we got it wrong a little bit. We were trying to stretch their back five out so we could get an overload in midfield, three-v-two and dominate the game,” Mowbray added.

“But their wing-backs kept jumping out and Harvey wasn’t ever going to run behind them, he was going to get the ball to feet, but their wing-back was tight on him all the time.

“That meant he always going backwards. The one time we got Nyambe in behind he drove past his man and Arma did what he does, and it was a great goal I thought.”