Charlie Mulgrew is a doubt for Rovers’ game with Derby County on Tuesday after coming off injured in the defeat to Stoke City.

The captain, only just back after a spell out with a hamstring injury, was replaced at half time after sustaining an ankle injury in the incident which saw him bring down Benik Afobe for the visitors’ penalty.

Mulgrew went through a mini fitness test during half time, but boss Tony Mowbray deemed the 33-year-old couldn’t continue and he was replaced by Derrick Williams, with Elliott Bennett taking over the armband.

Injury has seen Mulgrew start only 28 of Rovers’ 40 Championship matches, while he also came off injured against Preston North End last month.

On his skipper, Mowbray said: “Charlie’s damaged his ankle I think in a challenge.

“He wanted to stay on, but I didn’t want a player out there playing less than 100 per cent.

“Every player in our team needs to be playing at 100 per cent and I felt Derrick Williams playing at left centre half is better than a 75 per cent fit Charlie Mulgrew, so I took that decision out of his hands.

“Let’s wait and see how Charlie is."