Harrison Reed will return to Southampton where an ankle injury which threatens to end his loan spell at Ewood Park will be assessed.

The 24-year-old missed the weekend win at Nottingham Forest with the injury which he sustained in training.

The midfielder has undergone a scan at Rovers, but will go back to his parent club this weekend before a decision is taken on whether he will return to East Lancashire before the end of the season.

Rovers have four games remaining, two over the Easter period, before a trip to Reed’s former loan club Norwich on April 27 and then the final game of the season against Swansea at Ewood on May 5.

“Reedy is going to be missing. He’s going back to Southampton at the end of this week for them to assess what they want to do with him,” Mowbray told the Lancashire Telegraph.

“I don’t know the exact name of the problem, it’s at the top of his ankle.

“It was very innocuous in training. He hit a 30 or 40 yard diagonal pass and his standing leg had a bit of a click in it and he jumped up in the air. It was nothing, no tackle, or twist.

“It was pretty concerning that he had damaged something just by kicking the ball. He’s had a scan. The medical department don’t think it’s too bad but they think it’s going to be a couple of weeks.

“Might he get the last game of the season? Maybe.

“He will go back to Southampton for them to assess it and then decide whether he’s coming back or start the rehabilitation programme there.”

Meanwhile, Craig Conway is yet to train since picking up a groin strain. He could train tomorrow, which could put him in contention for Monday’s home game with Bolton.