Timi Sobowale’s trial spell with Rovers now at an end - with uncertainty surrounding his long-term future.

The 17-year-old is on the books at Manchester City but spent two weeks with Rovers, featuring in two Under-23s fixtures.

Sobowale first appeared in the Lancashire Senior Cup win over Everton and then the Premier League Cup victory over Middlesbrough.

The defender, able to cover both right back and centre back, didn’t feature in the Premier League International Cup defeat to Hertha Berlin due to being away with the Republic of Ireland Under-19s side.

And Under-23s boss Billy Barr revealed that the teenager’s time at Rovers has now come to an end, and was unsure whether the offer of a contract would follow.

Injuries to Charley Doyle and Joe Grayson have left Rovers short of defensive options in their Under-23s ranks, but a return to fitness for Hayden Carter was welcome for Barr as he partnered Sam Barnes against Hertha last week.

Sobowale played three times for Manchester City Under-18s this season, including a substitute appearance against Rovers, and is a regular at youth level for Republic of Ireland, playing 90 minutes in their 13-0 win over Gibraltar last week.

Barr said: “We only had a certain amount of time with Timi. He’s now on international duty and I’m not really sure whether he’ll be coming back to us or returning to Manchester City.”

Meanwhile, Rovers youngsters Jack Vale and Lewis Thompson will both be hoping to feature for Wales Under-21s and Northern Ireland Under-21s respectively.

Wales host Bosnia & Herzegovina tomorrow afternoon (4pm) while Northern Ireland face Romania (5.30pm).

Thompson has five caps for his country at Under-21 level, but missed the defeat in Romania last week.