HARRY Chapman is set to return to Brockhall on Monday in his quest to play a part in Rovers’ promotion push.

Chapman hasn’t played for Tony Mowbray’s side since undergoing surgery on a hamstring tear picked up in the reverse fixture with Wigan Athletic in October.

He has been back with parent club Middlesbrough to undergo his rehabilitation following surgery in Finland but has been a regular visitor to Rovers’ training ground, as well as a spectator at Ewood Park.

Chapman revealed in January that he was set for a return to action in mid-March, though Rovers won’t take any chances with the fitness of the 20-year-old.

“I think he’s pencilled in to probably start back training on the grass on Monday,” Mowbray told the Lancashire Telegraph.

“I don’t want to jump the gun on that because he’s not back in our building but the contact with their (Middlesbrough’s) medical department is that he should be ready next week.

“We will need to assess him before we throw him straight back in to training and the sessions with our group.

“The good news is that he’s nearly there and hoping that he will impact on some part of the rest of the season.”

Chapman signed a season-long loan deal with Rovers in August and impressed in his 16 outings.

Only one of those came as a starter in League One, against Portsmouth in October, with the England youth international mainly used as an impact substitute.

And Mowbray anticipates a similar role for Chapman when he does return to action for the run-in.

The boss added: “I think we all saw the impact of Harry Chapman. I was under siege to give him a start, yet I worked with him every day and Harry is only a young boy who has these amazing attributes and talent yet there is so much he has to learn about the game and his defensive responsibilities for the team.

“I would envisage that a similar impact towards the end of the season, him sitting on the bench at times and coming on and making a difference and getting everyone out of their seats.

“That’s what Harry can do and hopefully he can have an impact in the last six or seven games for us.

“Let’s wait and see – he has to get his boots back on, get on the grass and train really before he earns the respect of the team to get back in to that 18 first and foremost.”