Harry Chapman returned to Rovers today after completing his rehabilitation following the hamstring tear he suffered in October.

The Middlesbrough loanee has been back with his parent club since undergoing surgery in Finland on the injury picked up in the 0-0 draw with Wigan Athletic on October 28.

Tony Mowbray will be cautious over the fitness of the 20-year-old but Chapman looks set to play a part in the remaining weeks of the season.

The flying winger has been a regular spectator at Ewood Park during his time out injured and has also visited the club’s Brockhall training base during his rehabilitation.

He is on target for his target date of a mid-March return and his presence will come as a big boost to Rovers given his impact in the 16 games he played after signing on a season-long loan.

Just one of those appearances was as a starter in the league, but his blistering pace and success as an impact substitute could be vital during Rovers’ run-in.

Mowbray said: “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.”

He follows Darragh Lenihan in making a return from long-term injury, with the Irishman having featured in each of Rovers’ last five games after suffering a fractured metatarsal.

The central defender impressed during Sunday’s 2-2 draw with the Latics and on his return to the fold, Lenihan said: “It’s been enjoyable.

“Those long tough days in the treatment room were tough but being back on the pitch it feels great to be there.

“I just want to do my best and try and help the team get promoted in these last 10 games.”