Ben Brereton won’t feature in Rovers’ FA Cup fifth round tie at Leicester City.

Rovers’ top scorer will be unavailable for Tuesday night’s game at the King Power Stadium due to suspension.

Brereton was booked in both FA Cup ties with Birmingham City last month, which has triggered a one-match ban.

Suspensions in the FA Cup are separate to that of league competitions, with any player who receives bookings in successive ties to be banned from the next round.

Brereton was yellow carded in the 2-2 draw at Ewood Park on January 28, and then the replay at St Andrew’s three days later, which will rule him out of the Leicester tie.

The 23-year-old sustained a hamstring injury in the 1-0 win over Swansea City on February 18 which saw him miss the February 21 game with Blackpool.

He was back in the squad after injury at QPR, but wasn't used, as Rovers ran out 3-1 winners.

Harry Pickering also returned from injury, but like Brereton remained unused.

However, the left back could be involved from the start against Leicester.

In the Championship, any player who collects 10 yellow cards before 37 league games are completed will receive a two-game ban.

Captain Lewis Travis is on eight, but on-loan winger Sorba Thomas is walking a suspension tightrope.

Thomas has been booked twice for Rovers, but his seven yellow cards for Huddersfield Town earlier in the season leaves him one away from a two-match suspension.