Manager Paul Dickov is cursing the bad luck of Harry Forrester who has again been sidelined through injury, writes Hayley Paterson.
The 22-year-old, who had been suffering with an ankle injury since joining the club, has played just over 15 minutes for the first team following his switch from Brentford this year.
During September’s two-week international break, Forrester was using that time to get match fit and ready for Rovers’ Championship campaign once it got back underway.
However, the young forward has picked up a thigh injury during the reserves’ 6-0 league win over Scunthorpe United - a game he scored two goals in.
That injury will see him out for at least a month.
“Harry has tweaked his thigh in the reserve game last week which is disappointing,” said Dickov.
“I feel for the kid because he’s worked ever so hard.
“The two injuries he’s had previous on the ankle were innocuous challenges and he’s worked hard to get back in.
“He’s been looking really bright for the reserves and he’s tweaked his thigh a little bit.
“Sometimes, you see it a lot that the players who have had longish term injuries pick up little niggles.
“What we’ve got to do now is look after him and get him back fit.”
The club confirmed that the former Aston Villa man had suffered a tear to his quad and that the further setback would leave Forrester on the sidelines for between four to six weeks.
Rovers’ head physiotherapist Alex Dalton said: “This is an unfortunate setback as the ankle injury that has kept him out so far has now healed.
“I will be working with him to get a rehabilitation schedule together - this is another frustration for the lad when things were looking positive.”
Meanwhile, Dickov is also sweating on the availability of defender Reece Wabara who has been having painkilling injections to a toe injury.
The 21-year-old, on loan from Manchester City, will be assessed today to see if he will be fit for Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.
“He’s going to try it in training. We’ve looked after it and it’s settled down a little bit. It was a nasty one,” added Dickov.