As Rovers come to terms with the devastating injury blow to Bradley Dack, they have other fitness concerns when they return to action on Wednesday night against Bristol City.

That will be a third successive Ewood fixture for Rovers who then go into the international break after next weekend’s visit to Norwich City.

Lewis Travis had started 10 successive Championship matches following his return from three months out injured, before sitting out games against Reading and Millwall, and then coming off late in the piece against Swansea City for his 100th senior appearance.

He was turned to much earlier against Brentford, replacing Tom Trybull who looked a player caught out by a third successive start after missing six matches with a back spasm.

Travis was sent on in the 53rd minute, but by the hour he was limping off, with Bradley Johnson, himself back after a spell out injured, on in his place.

Tony Mowbray reported it was a hip injury that forced Travis off, sustained in a challenge on Christian Norgaard for which he was penalised, despite seemingly the player winning the ball.

Joe Rankin-Costello sat out the defeat, that a decision based upon the minutes he’s clocked up since his three months out with a hamstring injury, as Ryan Nyambe was restored at right back.

It is expected the 21-year-old will be available for the Robins visit, with Travis being assessed when the players return to training tomorrow.

Lewis Holtby has had a week of training under his belt following  a month out with a knee issue, and could be in contention for a place in the squad against Bristol City who were 3-0 winners against Birmingham City on Saturday.

Stewart Downing is also an option in the middle of the park having not been in the matchday squad against Brentford following the return of Jarrad Branthwaite from illness.

Mowbray was disappointed with his side’s display in the first half, but had stuck with all but one of the outfield players for the last three matches, and felt that caught up with them against a Brentford side playing for the first time in nine days.

Joe Rothwell and Harvey Elliott both had an impact off the bench against Brentford and will be both be eyeing recalls to the side after dropping out following the Reading defeat last month.