Craig Conway will miss Rovers’ trip to QPR tomorrow but could return for Monday’s home game with Bolton.

Conway has been struggling with a thigh strain since the 2-0 win over Derby last week which saw him miss the weekend win at Nottingham Forest.

The Scot won’t travel to Loftus Road with the squad but is set to return to training to push his claim for a recall to the squad for the visit of Bolton.

Injury to the 33-year-old could see Harry Chapman, yet to feature in a matchday squad since his January return from Middlesbrough, travel with the squad after scoring for the Under-23s in their impressive win over Manchester City on Monday.

On Conway, who has started nine league games this season, boss Tony Mowbray said: “He hasn’t trained as yet but he’s hoping to train(on Thursday). He has had a thigh strain which he’s been out with for eight or nine days.

“He’s not going to play on Friday but he will have a chance for Monday if he trains.

“It’s not a bad one. He’s raring to go, but hasn’t trained as yet.”

The injury situation, particularly in defence, has improved of late for Rovers, with captain Charlie Mulgrew back in the squad at the weekend.

The central defensive quartet of Darragh Lenihan, Mulgrew, Jack Rodwell and Derrick Williams have all had spells out this season.

But after putting together back-to-back wins after a run of one defeat in 11 when the injuries hit, Mowbray said: “We were down on numbers for a spell, we had a defensive crisis really and lost some tight games.

“People throw statistics at you, and that’s fine because they are factual, but from perspective the team had done so well for so long but we’ve got players back fit and won back-to-back games.

“We just have to make sure that we can improve our strength in depth so when key players get injuries they are being replaced.”