Dilan Markanday has undergone successful surgery on his hamstring but will miss the remainder of the season, Tony Mowbray has confirmed.

Markanday sustained the season-ending injury in his debut at Hull City last month, 24 hours after his arrival on a permanent deal from Tottenham Hotspur.

The 20-year-old attacker is in the early stages of his rehabilitation at Brockhall but won’t play again this season.

“He’s fine, he’s back in the building, getting treatment but it’s nice to see him,” Mowbray said.

“He’s on his crutches, it’s a shame for the lad how bouncy and springy he was and to now see him on crutches in the treatment room.

“He’ll be back in the summer and he’s an exciting signing. It’s just a shame that the fans haven’t been able to see the talent he can bring.

“He’ll be like a new signing in the summer and hit the ground running.”

Markanday is one of a number of players currently sidelined by injury, but is the longest-term.

Leeds United loanee Ian Poveda has been out since November but remains a on the club’s books and could yet feature again this season. That isn’t expected to be for at least another month however, with Poveda undergoing his rehabilitation with his parent club.

Left back Harry Pickering and attacker Tyrhys Dolan have both returned to training in the last week after their respective hamstring lay-offs.

Pickering sustained his injury in the closing stages of the 0-0 draw with Huddersfield Town on January 2 while Dolan last featured in the FA Cup defeat at Wigan Athletic.

Both are closing in on their returns, but the most likely date will be the trip to West Bromwich Albion on February 14, with their absence set to extend beyond Wednesday night’s game with Nottingham Forest.

Tayo Edun came off in the 0-0 draw at Luton Town last month with an ankle injury and has remained in a protective boot after undergoing a scan.

Edun’s absence will likely see him miss the remainder of this month, though Mowbray hasn’t put any timescale on his return date.

Sam Gallagher also came off at Luton after coughing up blood and missed the trip to Swansea City.

There were fears he had sustained a similar injury to last season when he suffered bruising on the lung in the defeat at Nottingham Forest.

Rovers took extra precaution over his injury, with the attacker undergoing a second scan, but it is understood that Gallagher has since received the all-clear which will see him return to training in the lead-up to the Nottingham Forest game.

However, Rovers could exercise caution with the 26-year-old and give him extra time to recover.