Bradley Dack hopes to shake off his injury in time to face Bristol City this weekend.

Dack was forced off in Saturday’s 5-2 defeat at Brentford, one of four Rovers players to pick up injury concerns.

Things had started well for the 25-year-old who put Rovers 1-0 up inside 90 seconds with an excellent finish for his 14th goal of the season.

Danny Graham doubled the advantage but also came off early in the second half as Tony Mowbray was forced to mix things up, before the Bees took advantage.

Dack said: “I’m fine. I took a knock on my ankle and couldn’t really shake it off.

“It’s in a sensitive spot and there’s a cut down there.

“We got it iced up and we’ll see how it goes, but I should be fine for this weekend.”

Dack and Graham were substituted eight minutes in to the second half with achilles and back problems respectively.

They have shared 25 goals this season and Rovers lost some of their attacking intensity after the pair were replaced.

“Me and Dan both said that we wanted to give our knocks a go,” Dack added.

“It wasn’t meant to be though, we couldn’t open up and sprint and it would have been to the detriment of the team if we had stayed on.

“It was disappointing for us to come off at that time, you hope the boys can do the business.”
While the first half belonged to Rovers, Brentford bossed the second 45 as Ollie Watkins scored twice, before Neal Maupay and Sergi Canos added a one-sided look to the scoreline.

The impressive Said Benrahma had given the hosts a way back in to the game with his 14th minute strike.

“It was a good start for us, 2-0 up after 10 minutes but it was disappointing the way the game ended,” said Dack.

“I thought we were really good first half, but second half was not like us.

“There was a bit naivity on our part.

“When we went 3-2 down and we tried to get straight back in to it rather than sitting in a little bit against a good passing team rather than biding our time and waiting for a chance.

“We have to make sure it doesn’t happen again.”

Dack tops the Rovers scoring chart with 14, with this his 11th in the Championship. He has also scored on Rovers’ first matches in the months of November, December, January and February.

He fired home on the half volley meeting an Adam Armstrong cross, and added: “It was really nice, it’s something we have worked on.

“We talked about the transition and when they push a lot of men forward we can get Armstrong in down the right-hand side.

“He managed to do that and pull it back and it was a decent finish.”

Rovers will hope a return to Ewood Park this weekend can see them return to winning ways having chalked up three consecutive Championship victories at Ewood Park.

“We have a big game against Bristol City now and have to make sure we bounce back three points.

“We have been on a great run of form  at home, and has been since I have been here really.

“We know how big the game is, they are a team in and around, and it’s one we really need to win if we are to have an ambition of sneaking in to the top six.”