Rovers defender Tosin Adarabioyo and midfielder Jacob Davenport have both returned to first-team training.

Adarabioyo picked up the injury after the 2-0 defeat at Fulham on August 10 which remains his sole appearance for the club since agreeing a season-long loan switch from Manchester City.

But he was among the first-team squad training on Wednesday as boss Tony Mowbray works with his squad during the international break.

There will be a mixture of hard work and rest, after eight games in the opening month of the season, with the players set to be afforded this weekend off.

Only Corry Evans, with Northern Ireland, is away on international duty among the first-team squad giving Mowbray more players than normal to work with during the two-week break.

And the sight of Adarabioyo training with the full squad for the first time in three weeks will be a big boost to the Rovers boss whose side went in to the break on the back of a 3-2 defeat at West Bromwich Albion.



Davenport is ahead of schedule with his return to action, with early signs suggesting it could be 12 weeks before any possible return to action.

The 20-year-old suffered the injury in a behind-closed-doors win over Macclesfield in July as he looked to build up his fitness after a frustrating debut season at Ewood Park.

Davenport didn’t make his debut for the senior side until the final game of the season against Swansea City after hip and groin problems.

And he endured a setback in pre-season against the League Two side but appears to be ahead of schedule in his comeback.

Rovers will hope to have Adarabioyo back to full fitness in time for their return to action on Saturday, September 14 against Millwall.

They are likely to be more cautious with Davenport, given his recent injury troubles, and are expected to look at giving him some minutes for the Under-23s before rushing him back to first-team action.

The injury situation is starting to ease at Rovers though, with Sam Hart having played three times for the Under-23s having missed a month with a hamstring injury.

The main concern however, is attacker Ben Brereton, who may need surgery on a knee injury which saw him limp out of training last month.

That could see the 20-year-old be ruled for up to six weeks.