Ian Poveda was taken to hospital with Rovers fearful of an extended lay-off for the Leeds United loanee.

Poveda left the pitch on a stretcher in the first half of the 1-1 draw at Bristol City, with Tony Mowbray fearing the 21-year-old has sustained suspected ankle ligament damage.

The winger was making just his fourth start and eighth appearance in all for Rovers since signing a season-long loan deal, keeping his place in the side after netting in the win over Sheffield United.

However, he left the pitch on a stretcher and didn’t travel back with the squad after the match having been taken to hospital.

“He’s gone to hospital, we’re really concerned about ligament damage, he’s in a lot of discomfort,” Mowbray said after the game.

“Normally we would have put him on the bus and let him get a scan (on Sunday) but we are concerned about him.

“A lad who was just finding his feet for us, he has that bit of magic dust, can beat people on the edge of the box and score.

“It’ll be a blow if it’s a bad one.

“He will have a scan and see what the damage is and hopefully it will be good news.”

Rovers will wait to learn the extent of the injury to Poveda before deciding upon their next move.

On the pitch they came from behind to earn a point courtesy of Ben Brereton’s 75th minute strike.

Rovers were deservedly behind at the break to Callum O’Dowda’s goal but rallied after the break to claim what Mowbray felt was a deserved point.

“We came trying to win, they’ve been on a difficult run,” he said.

“You can see the threat they carry, it’s not as if they are a terrible team, but we wanted to come and be aggressive and try and take the points.

“We’ve said before that when you come to this stadium the crowd get wrapped up in the game and it can become a difficult place to win.

“I genuinely thought after we scored we would go on and win but if we can follow it up with a win on Wednesday (against Peterborough United) then it will be a decent point.”