Rovers have welcomed Harry Pickering back to training ahead of their clash with Norwich this weekend.

Pickering hasn’t featured since the 1-1 draw against Huddersfield last month due to a hamstring problem.

Ryan Hedges, who was rested during the goalless draw at Cardiff, will be assessed ahead of the visit of the Canaries.

“I think we have more or less a similar squad to Tuesday,” said John Eustace. “Obviously, we are still assessing Hedgey and having a look to see how his fitness levels are.

“It is important that we don’t push him too much. He has come back from a long lay-off and he was outstanding for the three games last week.

“We will look at him. Harry Pickering trained with us today, which is a big boost for us.

“He is experienced and a good player at this level. We have a few options and it is nice to have a couple of players back.”

Hedges was involved against Stoke, Birmingham and Preston in the space of seven days following a lengthy injury absence.

“It was a massive ask of him to get those three games in last week after the time off he had,” Eustace continued.

“It is very important that we don’t lose him long-term and it is important that we protect him in the right way.”

Meanwhile, Pickering had been a consistent presence in the Rovers backline prior to his injury and Eustace is looking forward to working with the 25-year-old.

“Again, I am a big admirer of him,” he said. “I have seen him from afar and he is a good left-sided player, he can play in a number of positions.

“He doesn’t need many games to get back to fitness, it was just a massive boost for the squad to see him our training.”

When asked if Pickering could be involved this weekend, Eustace replied: “We will have to wait and see.

“We have got a lot of fit bodies at the moment so we will have a look at that and see how he feels after today’s session, it was quite a tough session for him. We will assess that and see how he is.”