Tony Mowbray hopes the decision that saw Brockhall undergo a deep clean during the November international break has helped eradicate the Covid issues that previously blighted the club.

At least 10 players have either tested positive, or been forced to self-isolate since June, as have several members of club staff.

That saw Rovers take the decision to shut-down their Brockhall training base for a period of time during the November international break for the site to undergo a deep clean.

The players are now back working at the Senior Training Centre, the issues appear to have been eradicated, with any absences of late linked to injury, rather than coronavirus.

And the Rovers manager said: “The last couple of rounds we’ve had all negative tests so you can only go by the evidence.

“It’s still around football.

“For us it was getting to a point where it felt like it was in the building and every round of testing there were another couple of players going down and it felt the right thing to do, get everyone out of the building, do a deep clean of everything.

“As we sit here now everything has been negative so hopefully that that has played a part in it, but we have to keep rolling with it.

“We live in a world where a trip to the petrol station or supermarket could be an issue.

“This building is full of hand sanitiser, one-way systems, arrows, numbers on each room of how many people are allowed in, which showers can be used, we’re trying to do it as properly as we can.

“If we can keep our Covid numbers down that helps our team and gives us more chance because of the number of players available that’s got to be good for us.”