Rovers duo are passed fit to play at Reading by Tomasson

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Rovers right back Callum Brittain
Rovers right back Callum Brittain

Rovers will have a similar squad to pick from for tonight’s trip to Reading.

Callum Brittain and Ash Phillips were both withdrawn during the win over West Brom but have both travelled with the squad to Reading.

Brittain was taken off with what Jon Dahl Tomasson described as heat exhaustion, while Phillips was suffering with cramp.

Scott Wharton remains out with a calf problem and is set to miss at least another two league matches.

His run of 32 consecutive league starts came to an end against West Brom, with Jon Dahl Tomasson handing Phillips his league debut in his place.

Hayden Carter is back in light training, but not yet part of the main sessions, having been out for the last three weeks with a hamstring issue.

Sam Barnes has also had an appointment with a specialist about his operation on his ACL which he sustained in a practice match earlier this month.

Joe Rankin-Costello came off before half-time in Rovers Under-21s’ defeat to Wolves at the weekend, but has since trained with the squad.

Dilan Markanday was due to start the Wolves defeat, having scored in the Carabao Cup win over Hartlepool United, but withdrew in the warm-up due to a sore hamstring.

However, Markanday has since trained, but isn’t understood to have travelled with the squad to Reading.

Tomasson will contemplate changes as Rovers continue their busy schedule, with midweek fixtures in each of the next three weeks, but those would only likely come in attack due to the lack of options in other areas of the pitch.

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