Joe Rothwell is in contention to return to the matchday squad after training in the lead up to the Derby County visit.

Rothwell was forced off with a knee injury in Rovers’ last home game with Bournemouth and missed out against Cardiff City.

That has cleared up to allow the midfielder, a scorer in the 2-0 win over the Rams in April 2019, to return to full training and put himself in contention to feature tomorrow night.

“He’s trained so he’s another one who will be available,” manager Tony Mowbray said.

Rovers have no shortage of options in the middle of the park, John Buckley not making the matchday squad for the first time last weekend despite travelling with the squad.

Jacob Davenport took his place on the bench having overcome a groin injury that saw him miss six weeks of action.

However, Mowbray revealed that Corry Evans has missed the last two matches with a calf strain that has saw him pull out of training, but he’s since returned, and is fit and available once again.

The 30-year-old started the game at Norwich City last month, and then twice for Northern Ireland during the international break, but hasn’t featured for Rovers since returning from his national team duties.

“Corry came back, he trained a few days and then he suffered a calf strain, he pulled out of training and missed the last game because he wasn’t fit and available. But he has trained in the last couple of days so he’ll be back in contention,” the manager explained.

Mowbray revealed no fresh injury concerns, with Joe Rankin-Costello, Scott Wharton and Bradley Dack longer-term concerns, while Daniel Ayala is still short of match fitness.