ROVERS international trio all trained with the squad today and look set to take their places in the squad for Saturday’s trip to Oldham.

Charlie Mulgrew, Corry Evans and Jayson Leutwiler were all called up by their respective countries during the international break but were back at Brockhall today.

It means Rovers will just be without Darragh Lenihan (ankle) who is set to be sidelined for much of the calendar year.

“They all trained today and looked fine,” boss Tony Mowbray said.

“You always worry when they are away but it was good to see them out on the grass, we didn’t push them too much and fingers crossed everyone is fine.

“We will see how they react in the morning but hopefully there are going to be some tough decisions on who to leave out.

“There’s only Darragh who is a longer-term injury, the rest are just about ready to go and gives me a tough decision or two to make on who to leave out of the 18.”

Scotland narrowly missed out on a place in the play-offs but Northern Ireland still have a chance of making next year’s World Cup finals in Russia as they await their opponents for next month’s play-off ties.

Mulgrew returned from the last international break with a sore ankle which kept him out of the win at Rochdale on September 9, but Mowbray admitted he didn’t watch either of the Scotland, or Northern Ireland, fixtures over the course of the last week.

He added: “I say to myself don’t worry about the things you can’t control so I didn’t think there was any point watching Scotland and wincing at every tackle worrying if he (Mulgrew) is going to get up.

“They know that if there is a problem they have to phone within an hour of the game to let us know if there are any issues so that we can mentally prepare for the next day’s training, so it was good to see them back on the grass.

“I am devastated for Charlie, they (Scotland) got so close after a disappointing start to the campaign and they went in to the game with some real belief but it didn’t quite happen for them.

“He is back training as he always does, throwing himself in to every tackle.

“For Corry, the journey continues and it’s interesting listening to the mentality, they (Northern Ireland) know it’s going to be tough whoever they draw but they have got great belief that they can get through.

“It’s good to talk to them about how they feel about going away, listening to different coaches and tactics, and the secret of it all is to integrate them back in to your own set-up as quickly as you can.”