Date: 15th September 2016 at 11:28am
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Charlie Mulgrew managed barely 30-minutes of his debut against QPR at the weekend, the former Celtic man will sit out at least a couple of weeks with Watford loanee Tommie Hoban injured against Leeds.

Owen Coyle is ‘hopeful’ over his injury though.

Mulgrew fixed himself up with Blackburn during the international break, having been a free agent prior to this following his release by Celtic in the summer, but was forced off by a calf injury 34-minutes into his debut in Rovers’ one-all draw at QPR on Saturday.

Coyle told rovers.co.uk of his frustration at his impending absence for ‘the next couple of weeks.’

‘It is a huge frustration because we saw during the period that Charlie was on the quality that he can bring to the team. He’s damaged his calf, we’ll have it scanned today, and I think it is fair to say that he won’t be available for the next few games over the next couple of weeks, we’ll just have to wait and see what the diagnosis is.’

Adding we’ll have to ‘wait and see’ exactly how long the Scottish international will be missing.

‘It is frustrating for all of us because we know he’s going to have a huge impact in the team when he is able to play game after game. So we’ll just have to wait and see what the length of the period of recovery is and make sure when he comes in he is ready for a sustained period.’

Blackburn picked up another injury setback, to add to the season of woe so far that sees us bottom of the Championship and without a league win under Coyle, when Hoban sustained a hip injury at Elland Road.

He was forced off in that defeat against Leeds with the Blackburn boss hoping he’ll be fit to return for the Rotherham visit to Ewood Park on Saturday, also telling rovers.co.uk.

‘We are always hopeful because he has shown to be a very good player. He’s done very well for us since he has come in so fingers crossed he will be available for Saturday. But we’ll just have to wait and see how the next couple of days develops on that.’

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