Tony Mowbray has reported good news on the injury to Ben Brereton which could see the attacker miss just matter of weeks.

Brereton limped off in the second half of Rovers’ win over Millwall after seeming to get his knee stuck in the ground as he went down following a challenge from Shaun Hutchinson.

The 21-year-old received treatment on the pitch, but was able to hobble off despite the injury, which was scanned yesterday.

There were fears that Brereton could have sustained damage to his lateral knee ligament damage, but while Brereton will lose his record of starting every game this season when Rovers travel to Brentford tomorrow, Mowbray doesn’t expect him to be out for too long.

“He has had his scan results, it is pretty good news I think, he was in a lot of pain the other night, and with a lot of discomfort, and there was a lot of concern for him from the players,” Mowbray said.

“He had his scan and there was no real severe damage, he’s got some swelling but it just looks like a slight strain.

“The email I got from the physio department had ‘good news’ at the start of it.

“On the night it felt as though it could have been a bad one, when it is a knee you always get worried.

“His scan results will go to the specialist to have a look at it, and we’ll know more after that.

“We’re hoping it’s a minor one, just a week or two at the most, but we’ll wait and see.”

Brereton has started all 15 of Rovers’ Championship matches so far this season, as well as the two Carabao Cup fixtures, the only player in the squad to do so.

He had started just 11 times across his first two seasons at the club but has developed into a key man in the side playing on the left side of the front three.

And Mowbray added: “I think he’s really matured through the summer.

“It’s been a difficult period for him, he came for quite a lot of money and big expectation but he was 18 when we signed him, just a boy.

“He’s maturing, and the talent is undoubtedly there.

“It was in my mind to give him a rest, you can’t keep rolling them out every three days expecting them to play 90 minutes.

“I’m hoping that if this is only a week or two that it’s like a natural break for him and it will take out the intensity of playing every three days.

“It will be like a natural breather for him and hopefully he’ll be back playing pretty soon.”