Blackburn midfielder Bradley Dack is a major doubt for Tuesday’s League One clash with former club Gillingham.
The 24-year-old has been one of Rovers standout performers this season, netting 16 goals in 38 league appearances since joining the club from Gillingham last summer.
Dack did feature in the reverse fixture between the two teams at Ewood Park earlier in the season, but Tuesday’s clash at the Priestfield Stadium is due to be his first opportunity to return to the club where he began his career.
However, that chance could now be taken away from the midfielder, as he is struggling with a hamstring injury he picked up against Southend on Saturday, with boss Tony Mowbray confirming he does not want to take any chances on the player ahead of the League One run-in.
“He’s got fatigue. We just have to make sure that he’s going to be available for the crucial run-in for us,” Mowbray told the Blackburn website.
“I’m not overly concerned. If we play Bradley tomorrow night then we’re taking a risk, if we don’t play him tomorrow night then we’re giving him an extra few days to recover from what is muscle fatigue.
“Fingers crossed he’ll be ok. I’ve talked to him about not making the wrong decision out of the emotion of wanting to play against his former club.”
Blackburn are currently two points clear at the top of the League One standings and they are priced at 1.62 to take another step towards promotion by beating the Gills, who are available at 5.50, while the draw is on offer at 3.80.