Ben Brereton was substituted just four minutes into the second half of Chile’s win over Paraguay.

La Roja came out 3-2 winners at the home of Colo Colo, with a 92nd minute own goal handing them victory.

While it was an entertaining game, with five goals and two red cards, the biggest concern for Rovers and their supporters will be the fact that Brereton limped out of the game just after half time.

Early reports in Chile are that it was just a knock which forced Brereton off, and he will now return to the UK where Rovers will assess him ahead of Saturday’s return to action against Birmingham City.

The 23-year-old, who missed one game last month with a hamstring concern, was withdrawn from the Chile squad for the November matches to give him a rest after a packed schedule.

He was free to join up with Eduardo Berizzo’s squad however for the friendly with Paraguay which took place in the early hours of Tuesday morning UK time.

Brereton showed his threat early on with two efforts at goal, but there will have been nerves in East Lancashire when Rovers’ top scorer had to be replaced by Alexander Aravena early in the second half.

That will cause some concern to Rovers and their supporters ahead of nine crucial matches, starting with Saturday’s trip to Birmingham.