Rovers to give Evans time
Corry Evans will be given as long as possible to prove his fitness before Blackburn's clash with QPR.
The former Hull midfielder sustained a groin injury in the 2-0 win over Ipswich, with manager Gary Bowyer admitting Evans' problem was the only negative on an otherwise good afternoon for Rovers.
Evans' loss could be compensated by the return of Jason Lowe, now back in full training and ready to feature again after an ankle problem.
Dickson Etuhu (ankle) made his first appearance since November at the weekend but similar injuries keep winger Ben Marshall and full-back Adam Henley sidelined.
Armand Traore is QPR's latest injury worry.
The winger scored Rangers' goal in Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Bournemouth but limped off 10 minutes from the end and is doubtful.
Top scorer Charlie Austin returned as a late substitute at Dean Court following two months out with a shoulder injury and he will probably be on the bench again.
But defenders Aaron Hughes (hamstring) and Nedum Ohouha (calf) and midfielder Joey Barton (thigh) are set to miss out again along with long-term absentees Andy Johnson, Matty Phillips (both ankle) and Ale Faurlin (knee).