Tony Mowbray has revealed Rovers have opened conversations with Premier League clubs over the possibility of adding to their squad in January.

Bradley Johnson was forced to play for the second time this season at centre half given Rovers’ injuries in the win at Birmingham City where Barry Douglas filled in at right back.

Daniel Ayala limped off at Huddersfield Town and faces up to a month out with a hamstring strain, while Mowbray revealed that Ryan Nyambe is one of two Rovers players currently self-isolating, having come off on Tuesday with a hamstring strain.

Scott Wharton faces this calendar year out with an Achilles problem, while Derrick Williams will also miss much of this season with a muscle problem, having undergone surgery, leaving Rovers light of options in central defence.

“We are playing Bradley Johnson, a central midfield player, at left centre half,” Mowbray said.

“We will look to the market. I have spoken to the owners and I think they will help us.

“They know the situation. I’ve been asking all week, speaking to Premier League clubs, and we’ll probably bring in one centre half, if not two.

“It’s not easy because clubs don’t want to let their players go because they could hit with Covid and that’s the question mark that is hanging over clubs.”