MARCUS Antonsson looks set for up to four weeks out with an ankle injury picked up in the draw with Scunthorpe United last month.

The on-loan attacker saw a specialist yesterday with boss Tony Mowbray saying Rovers could be without the Swede for most of January.

He said: “He has seen a specialist and I think we’re anticipating a couple of weeks minimum, hopefully no more than four maximum.

“Sometimes injuries can be like a natural recovery for his body.

“He’s played a lot of football this year having not played much last season for Leeds.

“It might be a positive for us that his body takes a breather and in two or three weeks he bursts back on to the scene for us.”

Better news for Rovers is that the illness bug which has affected a number of players in the last two weeks looks to have passed.

Joe Nuttall has missed the last two games with it, while Dominic Samuel, Craig Conway and Charlie Mulgrew are among those to have suffered.

Mowbray added: “Nuttall is back training and he was the last to suffer with it.

“Fingers crossed the bug is out of the building and it’s not picking up players as it goes along. It seems to be clearing now so fingers crossed that is the end of it.”