Rovers won’t have captain Darragh Lenihan available for tomorrow’s visit of Watford.

The Irishman missed just a third match this season with a rib injury against Nottingham Forest, and Tony Mowbray has confirmed the 27-year-old will be absent once again.

That will see loan duo Taylor Harwood-Bellis and Jarrad Branthwate line up alongside each other against the Hornets, as Rovers face a second game without their captain.

“It won’t be tomorrow, but I’m not sure when he’s going to be available to be honest,” Mowbray said on the timeframe of Lenihan’s injury.

“My conversations with him were that he was still pretty sore and it was never in mind after that conversation that he was going to be available.

“We’ll push on with what we’ve got.”

Sam Gallagher suffered bruising on the lung after falling awkwardly in the defeat at Forest.

He was taken to hospital to undergo a scan after fears he had sustained a punctured lung when coughing up blood at half time.

The club provided an update on the 25-year-old on Monday afternoon, while Gallagher himself thanked fans for their messages of support.

“Do you mean he doesn’t have a punctured lung? He’s just got severely bruised lungs,” Mowbray said when asked about the injury being not as bad as was feared at half time.

“Don’t expect to be seeing him anytime soon, but at least it’s not a punctured lung.

“I think he’s very delicate, I’ve not seen him bouncing around doing anything, he’s got more doctors appointments and scans to assess the severity.

“We have a game to concentrate on so I put those lads behind me and move on.

“My philosophy has always been to be caring about my players that are injured but if they can’t help the team then I need to focus on the ones that can and that’s normally how I operate.”

The club’s update said there was a chance that Nyambe could have a chance of featuring against Watford, but Mowbray said he was unsure of whether the Namibia international will be involved.

“I don’t know, to be honest,” he added.

“Ryan’s hamstring injuries have been intermittent, they come and they go, sometimes he strains a hamstring, other times he gets severe cramps, he hasn’t done very much since the weekend and we’ll have to make a call on other options.”