Lewis Travis has a chance of returning to the side for Monday’s visit of Middlesbrough, Tony Mowbray has stated.

Travis saw his ever-present record in the side come to an end as he missed the 2-0 defeat at Hull City through illness.

The 24-year-old was replaced in the closing stages of the win at Cardiff City and then didn’t feature at the MKM Stadium.

That saw Rovers forced into two changes, with Ryan Nyambe serving a one-match suspension, as Mowbray opted to move from a midfield three to a two and add an extra attacker in the form of Sam Gallagher.

Rovers missed Travis’ influence in the middle of the park as they suffered a first Championship defeat in 11 games.

Harry Pickering and Tyrhys Dolan were also unavailable, while Deyovaisio Zeefuik wasn’t deemed ready for action following his loan signing.

Asked whether Travis will be available to return against Middlesbrough on Monday, Mowbray said: “I don’t know, I’m not sure.

“Let’s see, he has a chance. I need to see him in training in a few days time and see how he does.

“Every team has injuries, every team has Covid issues or suspensions. We just have to get on with it.

“And it's not just Lewis Travis, neither of our regular wing-backs were available and that alone can disrupt the rhythm of the team a little bit.”

Dilan Markanday made his debut in the final quarter of the game, while fellow January recruit James Brown featured in a matchday squad for the first time but remained unused.

A blow for Rovers will see Ben Brereton miss two matches due to his international commitments with Chile.

The attacker will meet up with the national team tomorrow ahead of games with Argentina (January 28) and Bolivia (February 1).

That will see him miss Monday’s game with Middlesbrough and also the trip to Luton Town on January 29.

Brereton, who has scored 20 goals this season, has so far featured in every Rovers match this season but will see that run come to an end for Monday's televised game.