Rovers have added Ben Fyles and Harley O’Grady-Macken to their ranks ahead of tomorrow’s FA Cup tie at Leicester City.

Winger Fyles and central midfielder O’Grady-Macken both joined up with the squad for the two training sessions at St George’s Park ahead of the fifth round tie on Tuesday night.

Rovers’ squad is stretched ahead of tomorrow’s game, with Sorba Thomas (cup tied) and Ben Brereton (suspended) added to an absentee list which includes Thomas Kaminski, Daniel Ayala, Scott Wharton and Bradley Dack who are all injured.

With nine substitutes able to be named, Jack Vale and Harry Leonard will come into the squad, as could defensive pair Tayo Edun and Clinton Mola.

However, midfielder Adam Wharton won’t feature as he continues to work his way up to full match sharpness.

The teenager has been out since the start of last month with an ankle ligament injury and has since played twice for the Under-21s, including 90 minutes in Sunday’s defeat to Fulham.

Despite that, Tomasson doesn’t yet feel he’s ready to feature for the first-team.

“He played 90 minutes and I watched the game back and you could see that he’s still lacking physically and that he’s still behind,” the head coach said.

“That was to get him up to speed.

“He’s not ready for this level yet.”

With question marks over some of the players who featured at QPR, there is the chance that Fyles and O’Grady-Macken could make the bench.

Fyles, aged 19, was handed an extension to his scholarship in the summer after his two years were hit by injury. However, he’s impressed Tomasson in his Under-21s appearances, and also internal games.

Tough-tackling Under-18s midfielder O’Grady-Macken signed his first professional contract last month having made good strides in the Academy sides since his arrival from Wolves.

“I have brought young Fyles and O’Grady-Macken here, so they have been training with us,” Tomasson added.

“They have had two good training sessions with us and are around the squad.

“It’s a good opportunity.

“We can have nine players on the bench, I’m not saying that we will have them on the bench, but we are quite stretched.

“You have been counting players like we have, so we know how it looks.”

Harry Pickering was back on the bench at QPR having missed the Blackpool win with a tight hamstring.

He wasn’t used at the weekend, but has trained since, giving Tomasson the option to use him tomorrow night should he wish.

“Harry has trained the last two days with the team so he could be ready to start as well,” he added.

Rovers’ options are weakened by the absentee list heading into what is their ninth game in the space of a month, though it will open up opportunity for players who have been short of minutes in recent weeks.

And Tomasson said: “We all know that we’re a bit stretched at the moment and we don’t have the biggest squad if you compare to Leicester or our rivals in the Championship.

“On the other hand we have had some good days together.

“Sorba is cup tie, Ben is suspended, and a couple of question marks regarding the last game but we’re looking forward to the game for sure.”