Rovers could only name six subs for this weekend’s game at Sheffield Wednesday.

Amari’i Bell limped off in the win over Wigan in midweek and is a big doubt for the trip to Hillsborough.

Jack Rodwell could train to give himself ‘half a chance’ of featuring after missing the last two matches, while Danny Graham, who scored twice in the win over Wigan, has struggled with a tight hamstring, but is expected to train tomorrow and be passed fit.

With Rovers Under-23s in Premier League Cup action against Stoke City on Friday night, Tony Mowbray has confirmed Harry Chapman and Jacob Davenport will remain with Damien Johnson’s side.  

Mowbray is reluctant to take any more of Johnson’s players, which could see him name six subs on Saturday, should Rodwell, or Bell, not be deemed fit enough.

Under-23s John Buckley was 19th man for the game against Wigan, but is expected to stay with the youngsters who are aiming to book their place in the last eight of the competition.

Mowbray told the Lancashire Telegraph: “Chapman and Davenport, it’s more important they get their fitness to a level where they are able to play for the first team rather than missing game-time and potentially sitting on our bench and not getting on, that’s just a waste.

“If we do that it will probably be a really young player that will just fill the bench.

“Looking at my board today we only have six subs, but hopefully Rodwell or Bell might train tomorrow and come on the bus with us.

“It’s looking thin on numbers, but if someone else gets an opportunity then that will be good for them.

“The physios are telling me that Rodwell might have half a chance of training tomorrow, Danny Graham will have half a chance of training, and if they train then they have half a chance of playing.

“Amari’i has a pelvic injury, a bang on it. It’s caused a bit of inflammation and bruising. We just need to let it settle down a little bit and it won’t be bad one.

“But it doesn’t look like he’ll make the weekend.”

Tyler Magloire was withdrawn from the Under-23s side earlier this week and made his first team debut in the win over Wigan. The 20-year-old will hope to make his second consecutive start against the Owls, with Charlie Mulgrew (hamstring) and Darragh Lenihan (knee) both still sidelined.

Rovers go in to a two week international break after the game at Hillsborough, with Mowbray hoping to have more bodies back when they head to Aston Villa on March 30.

Believing the break to have come at a good time, Mowbray added: “All of them I would hope, even Lenihan might be ready for Villa.

“Hopefully Mulgrew, Rodwell and Lenihan will all be available for selection.

“Let’s wait and see. Sometimes these international breaks can come at a bad time. This one has hopefully come at a good time and we can get some players back fit and we can look forward to the last eight games, be really positive, attack them, and see how we get on and how many points we can accrue this season.”