Lewis Travis is around four weeks away from returning to action as the influential midfielder enters the final stages of his rehabilitation.

Travis has been out since the middle of September with a knee injury sustained in the latter stages of the Carabao Cup tie against Newcastle United.

The 23-year-old underwent surgery and was always expected to miss the remainder of 2020.

That still appears to be the case despite the progress of the all-action midfielder and him pushing to be back ahead of schedule.

Travis will hand Rovers a big boost upon his return, having become a key player in the side since making his breakthrough in the second half of the 2018/19 campaign.

Mowbray said: “Trav is back on the grass running around the pitches and telling me he’ll be ready in a week or two.

“The realism is that it’ll be about four weeks from now.

“It’s great to see him out of his leg brace, back on the grass with his boots on, running and working.

“The next stage is to do some twisting and some jumping and side-foot passing and then we’ll progress it from there.

“It will be a weekly process, we have to break down the barriers until he’s back training with the team.”

There was good news too on Scott Wharton and Barry Douglas who missed the Millwall win with concussion and a muscle problem respectively.

Both will train today, with Wharton have gone through the concussion protocol, while Mowbray said of Douglas: “We’ll assess him after training and if he feels fine he’ll travel. He needs to feel how it is with kicking balls and we’ll know more about it then.”

Remaining on the injury list are captain Elliott Bennett and midfield Corry Evans, the latter the most long-term of the current absentees.

The Northern Ireland international was forced off just minutes into last month’s win over QPR and the 30-year-old faces several more weeks out before he can return.

“He’s working on his rehab,” Mowbray added.

“Everything is about processes and Corry is not even at the jogging stage so has a bit to go yet.”