Rovers will be without Harry Pickering for up to six weeks with a hamstring injury.

Pickering was forced off in the second half of the draw with Huddersfield Town and scans have revealed damage to his hamstring.

Tony Mowbray expects the 23-year-old to be out for at least four weeks, with Tayo Edun set to deputise for Pickering who has been a consistent performer on the left side of the defence.

Signed in January from Crewe Alexandra, Pickering joined Rovers in the summer and has started 20 Championship matches.

“Harry Pickering is the injury that we had the other day and it looks like he’s going to be out for four to six weeks with his hamstring,” Mowbray said.

“It’s a blow to us. He’s got great consistency Harry and we’ll have to cover for that.

“Every team in the country seems to have Covid or injuries at the moment.

"Harry's just one of those lads who gets job done, we never worry about left side of defence.

"It's a blow for the boy and a blow for us.

Mowbray also reported a couple of Covid cases within the squad which will affect his selection for the weekend's FA Cup tie at Wigan Athletic.

Summer signing Edun will fill in for Pickering at left wing-back, though Mowbray added: “It’s not his natural role,” Mowbray added.

“Tayo can fill in there, it’s only over the last year or so that Michael Appleton has tried to convert him into a left back at Lincoln.

“We didn’t really bring him here as a left back, we brought him here as a versatile left footed player who I know as a midfield player, a tenacious midfielder who can tackle but also manipulate the ball and travel with it.

“At this moment he’ll have to fill in on the left side of our defence and I’m sure he’ll do fine.”