Blackburn Rovers will be without Harry Pickering this weekend after he sustained a hamstring injury against Sunderland.

The left-back was forced off after 20 minutes on Easter Monday and now looks set to miss the visit of the Saints. Pickering was out for five weeks earlier in the year with the same issue.

Ben Chrisene looks set to deputise once again with Pickering ruled out of the weekend. John Eustace did not put a timeframe on his return but did report a clean bill of health, outside of this latest setback.

"Harry is struggling, he's had a strain of the hamstring so we'll assess him," Eustace said.

"Coming off after 20 minutes, it doesn't look good. Everyone else is back fit and ready to go, there's good competition for places.

"It's been very evident since we've come in there have been a lot of players coming back from injury and playing when maybe they shouldn't be.

"They have been putting in 100% effort into the team and the squad, running through brick walls for the squad. It's been nice to have that international break to give them a bit of a rest and rehab.

"It's about managing the loading correctly and it's nice to have come through a period where we've had more of a break and got players up to speed."

Arnor Sigurdsson (ankle), John Fleck (shin) and Harry Leonard are all out for the remainder of the season.