Amari’i Bell took part in Monday’s training session and will be assessed on Tuesday morning ahead of Rovers’ trip to his former club Birmingham City.

Bell missed the weekend’s game with Huddersfield Town with a knee injury picked up in training, though scans haven’t revealed any lasting damage.

With a period of rest under his belt, Bell trained with the squad and is in contention to feature against Birmingham should he suffer no reaction.

“He trained today, believe it or not,” Mowbray said.

“I don’t know whether that means he will be fit or not, we’ll assess him on Tuesday and see if he’s had any reaction.

“There was a reaction on Friday and he didn’t feel it was possible to be involved, to push off, sprint, twist, his knee was giving him too many problems.

“It looks as though it’s settled down over the weekend. The scans aren’t showing too much which has given him the confidence to try training again which he did.”

Elliott Bennett filled in at left back, with Ryan Nyambe brought in on the right as Mowbray made five changes from the team that lost at QPR before the international break.

Darragh Lenihan and Greg Cunningham are two Rovers defenders currently sidelined by knee injuries, with on-loan Cunningham set to miss the remainder of the season and Lenihan up to eight weeks.

Though Bell’s return would boost Mowbray’s options at the back, he admitted: “If he comes in and it’s all swollen then that doesn’t alleviate the problem for us.

“It’s part and parcel of football. We do have injuries in defence that we’re trying to plug holes with. That’s the job, what we have to do and the team will rally round and keep going.”

Mowbray has now watched back the penalty conceded against Huddersfield, having not done so when speaking to the press in the wake of the game, and felt it was harsh with Bennett adjudged to have felled Adama Diakhaby.

And the Terriers’ equaliser, scored by substitute Juninho Bacuna, also left the boss disappointed, feeling his side should have dealt with the situation better.

“You look at the goals they scored, one was a penalty kick that was pretty dubious now I’ve seen it back. Having seen it, I don’t think it’s an obvious penalty jumping out at you,” he added.

“I’d have to say the defending has to be better, the goalkeeper could have done better, for the second goal and we have to improve on those things.

“They had two shots on target and we drop two points because both their shots on target went in.

“It’s frustrating for us because I thought we played particularly well first half, and spells late on when we managed to wrestle the game back.

“Ryan Nyambe came in and did the job at right back for us

“Tosin Adarabioyo had been injured but he’s here to play. (Derrick) Williams was away on international duty until the Thursday, we missed him for 12 days and had him for one day’s training.

“At left back, the versatility of Elliott Bennett allowed us to throw him on to the left-hand side.

“While he’s right footed he did a decent job at left back. Sometimes you have to do that.”