Rovers welcomed back one midfielder from injury but now have concerns about two more following the defeat to AFC Bournemouth.

Joe Rothwell came off midway through the first half and will now undergo a scan on his knee to determine the severity of the injury.

Jacob Davenport was back in a matchday squad for the first time in six weeks, but there was again no place for Lewis Travis.

He missed the two matches before the international break with a hip problem that forced him off in the defeat to Brentford, moments after coming off the bench, but had trained in the lead up to the Wycombe Wanderers defeat.

Travis was left out of that squad, and then again when Bournemouth came to Ewood Park, meaning he’s played just 11 minutes of Rovers’ last eight fixtures.

Asked whether the 23-year-old’s absence on Monday was down to a fitness setback, or selection call, Mowbray said: “Not fit, not picked, not selected, not ready yet.”

Corry Evans was also left out of the squad as Davenport returned for the first time since the defeat to Nottingham Forest in February after picking up a groin injury in training.

He, along with Travis, trained during the international break, but was an unused sub in the Cherries defeat.

Rothwell kept his place in the midfield three, where Bradley Johnson returned in place of Lewis Holtby, but would later be replaced by the German after being unable to continue following a knock sustained in the early exchanges.

Mowbray was unable to put a timeframe on the likely absence of the midfielder who will now undergo a scan to learn the severity of the injury.

“I think Joe’s felt something behind his knee,” the manager told the club website.

“It shouldn’t be a surprise to anybody at this stage of the season to have these sort of injuries.

“We’ll wait and see with Joe. He’ll go for a scan and we’ll see how long he’ll be out for.

“At this stage, I can’t put a time on it.”

Meanwhile, Mowbray says Daniel Ayala is unlikely to play again this season.

The Spaniard, signed on a three-year deal last summer, has managed just nine appearances in what has been an injury-hit campaign.

His last outing came in the defeat to Huddersfield Town in late December, prompting the move to bring in Taylor Harwood-Bellis and Jarrad Branthwaite on loan.

Ayala, aged 30, is yet to return to full training with the squad, and with just six games of the season remaining, Mowbray doesn't foresee the former Middlesbrough defender playing again this season.