Dilan Markanday will require surgery on a serious hamstring injury and is expected to miss the reaminder of the season.

Markanday is understood to have sustained the injury in the closing stages of Wednesday night’s defeat at Hull City, and despite no obvious concern at the time, scans have since revealed damage to his hamstring.

The 20-year-old will now undergo surgery and isn’t expected to feature again this season.

Markanday’s move to Rovers was confirmed on Tuesday and he was then named in the squad for the visit to Hull City on Wednesday.

He made his debut in the second half and showed flashes of promise despite the result, but a cruel blow means he won’t play again for the remainder of the season.

Tony Mowbray: “The disappointing news is that Dilan picked up a hamstring injury in the 20 minutes he was on the pitch at Hull.

“It looks a pretty severe one and, without putting a timescale on it, he has a pretty bad hamstring injury that will keep him out for more than a couple of weeks. It’s a huge blow for both Dilan and us.

“It’s really hard, especially considering this is the first move away from his family and the club he’d been at since he was nine.

“To make that move and then to find out you’ll be out of action for a considerable amount of time, it's so disappointing

“We’ll be there for Dilan and will support him through this time. He’s a young lad, his mother’s still with him at the moment and everything will be done professionally to look after him. He’s in safe hands.

“He’s a loss for us because we felt he would really have an impact with us for the second part of the season."