Rovers' ability to name an unchanged team for just the second time this season could hinge on the fitness of Craig Conway.

The Scottish winger was making just a ninth Championship start of the season against Derby County and impressed.

However, the 33-year-old is struggling with a thigh injury which puts his possible involvement at the City Ground in doubt.

Joe Rothwell came off in the late stages of the Derby win, after scoring his first goal for the club, with a tight hamstring but has trained ahead of this weekend’s game.

Captain Charlie Mulgrew missed the midweek win, but has trained to push his claims for a recall.

“Joe has trained. He had some tightness. He worked his socks off, created lots of problems for the opposition,” Mowbray said.

“That might have caught up with him, but he’s fine.

“Mulgrew has trained which is a positive for us.

“Conway didn’t train, he has had a slight strain and will be assessed before we decide whether he trains (on Friday) and then travels to Nottingham with us or not.

“Otherwise it will be an opportunity for another player.

“I thought he was a real positive the other night and put in some really high quality balls in to the box and worked hard in front of (Elliott) Bennett.

“We have one or two niggles, as you’d expect at this time of year, but we’ll go there and be as positive as we can.”

Mowbray made five changes for the visit of the Rams, with Conway among those being recalled to the side.

Asked if Tuesday’s performance has provided him with a dilemma, the boss added: “They are always difficult decisions.

“I think that team deserves to have another shot, and let’s see if we can keep some consistency.

“We’ll be going to Forest to give a really good account of ourselves.”