The Rovers medical department haven’t ruled Joe Rothwell out of featuring at Cardiff City tomorrow.

Rothwell was replaced midway through the first half on Monday by Lewis Holtby, but has trained in the lead up to tomorrow’s game. There he will be hoping to maintain his place in the side, with Rothwell’s 26 starts the most of any of Rovers’ central midfield players this season.

Scans have revealed it was just a knock to his knee that cause him discomfort against Bournemouth, with no lasting concerns.

“You’d be surprised if he played having come off the other day, but the medical department aren’t ruling him out so we’ll see if he trains, see if there’s no reaction and see how he is,” Mowbray said.

“He has to be show more consistency, but he’s got talent, of course he has, he wants to stay fit and be part of the team and the squad.”

Rovers have been particularly hit by unavailability issues in midfield, while Mowbray has too mixed up his options depending on the opposition.

“I think it’s been a strange season, has there been a stage of the season where there’s been a consistency in availability? I don’t think so,” he added.

“That’s not me trying to find excuses, that’s me thinking there’s been lots of games in short spaces of time and the central defensive position, full back, midfield, attackers not so much, Armstrong in recent weeks, but there’s been a lot of niggly injuries and people being out and then someone coming back and someone else being out.

“I feel the lack of consistency in selection, not basically because of form but generally injuries. You change selection anyway because of who you’re playing, so you have to decide when you’re going to play your technical or physical players.”