Corry Evans is unlikely to be risked for Rovers’ FA Cup replay with Newcastle United – while Tony Mowbray will make a late call about the possible inclusion of Charlie Mulgrew and Derrick Williams.

Midfielder Evans came off at half time in the win at Millwall, while captain Mulgrew and full back Williams, didn’t travel to the New Den with hamstring and calf injuries respectively.

Both have trained in the lead up to tomorrow’s replay, with Mowbray weighing up whether to involve them against the Magpies, or give them more time to recover ahead of Saturday’s visit of Ipswich Town.

He said: “Mulgrew has trained today, booting balls about with Derrick Williams. They are both pretty close but whether they are in our thoughts, we will wait and see.

“Corry Evans we probably won’t risk, but if it was the cup final tomorrow then I’m pretty sure he would strap his ankle up and play.

“Smallwood is back from his suspension so that gives us another option, so we probably won’t risk Corry.”

Smallwood has missed the last three matches through suspension, following his red card in the defeat at Sheffield United last month.

His ban has allowed Lewis Travis a first team opportunity which he has grabbed with both hands.

Asked if it was a timely return for the 28-year-old, with Evans out, Mowbray added: “Probably, yet we have Harrison Reed and the emergence of Lewis Travis.

“We have options, and Richie is obviously an important player for this club. We’ll decide what we think is the best balance for this team coming on.

“They all have to compete with each other, I don’t think it’s a battle between Smallwood and Travis. Corry Evans has to get thrown in to that equation as well.”

Jack Rodwell, back from a groin strain, was impressive in the Millwall win as Rovers kept a first clean sheet since November 3.

“We haven’t had a clean sheet for a while, with Lenihan and Mulgrew. Rodwell was very steady,” Mowbray added.

“I thought Lenihan really rose to the challenge of Millwall away, with their directness, but Rodwell was very steady and composed, put himself in good positions.

“He reads things very well.

“It’s those two again, that’s okay. We were without three centre halves on Saturday and Rodwell stepped up and got the job done.”