Rovers didn’t return to Brockhall after yesterday’s win at QPR, instead setting up base in the Midlands ahead of Tuesday’s FA fifth round tie at Leicester City.

To limit travelling given the back-to-back away games in the space of three days, the squad will instead train away from their Brockhall facility before the cup tie.

As a result, an extended group of players travelled south on Friday to leave Rovers suitably covered, with 20-man matchday squads in the FA Cup, rather than the 18 in the Championship.

Rovers’ options have been hit by injuries to key players in recent weeks, with Thomas Kaminski (knee), Scott Wharton (calf), Daniel Ayala (hamstring) and Bradley Dack (hamstring) all ruled out.

Dack did travel with the squad however, a sign of the squad’s togetherness in the eyes of head coach Jon Dahl Tomasson.

Rovers will also be without Sorba Thomas against Leicester, with the on-loan winger cup tied having already played in the competition for parent club Huddersfield Town.

It isn’t the first time that Rovers have trained away from Brockhall this season, doing so in Birmingham ahead of the Bristol City game last month, though that was due to the freezing temperatures at the Senior Training Centre.

They also did likewise at Ewood in December to make the most of the undersoil seating at the stadium.

“We play again on Tuesday so we will spend a couple of days away,” Tomasson said.

“It had been a plan but we didn’t have the go-ahead until a few days ago.

“We will train, so a couple of days to prepare.

“With this heavy schedule, it’s very important to rest and to sleep well and the group, big credit to the lads, they like to be together.

“Dack isn’t able to play but wants to help the team so he will travel with the group which says a lot about the character and the spirit within the squad.”

Rovers made it into round five for the first time since 2016/17 after wins over Championship sides Norwich City and Birmingham City, the latter coming after a replay.

It is the second time they have reached round five of a cup competition this season, having got through three rounds of the Carabao Cup, including victory over West Ham United on penalties, before eventually losing to Nottingham Forest.

It means that Leicester, winners of the competition in 2021, are the third Premier League opponents that Rovers will faced this season.