MARCUS Antonsson looks set to miss the New Year’s Day trip to Rotherham United with an ankle injury which forced him off in the 2-2 draw with Scunthorpe United.

Boss Tony Mowbray said the Swede rolled his ankle in the second half after taking a shot at goal and is now a doubt for the New York Stadium trip.

It comes at a time when Rovers are short of options in the forward areas after Craig Conway and Joe Nuttall missed the game through illness, while Ben Gladwin and Harry Chapman are both sidelined.

Danny Graham came off as a precaution after complaining of a tight hamstring, with Dominic Samuel’s return from illness particularly timely.

With the games coming thick and fast, Mowbray said: “We picked up a few knocks and everyone will be in tomorrow and we’ll look to pick a team that can go to Rotherham and win.

“It’s tough, but I’m hoping it’s tough for everyone.

“Danny had a tight hamstring at half-time so we didn’t want to risk him for too much longer and hopefully he will be ready to go again in a couple of days’ time.

“We have to be careful of players of a certain age and driving them really, really hard because the last thing we need is long-term injuries for the squad.

“It’s not the deepest squad at the moment and we need to manage it so that we can pick a team to go to Rotherham and have a goal threat and also keep it tighter than we did against Scunthorpe.”