The Rovers skipper failed a fitness test prior to Saturday's 1-1 draw with Derby because of an arm injury and, having not trained again on Monday, boss Gary Bowyer confirmed he will once more be absent.
Bowyer must also do without Ben Marshall as the winger is set for a second scan on an ankle problem he picked up in the game with the Rams while Corry Evans' return from an injury to the same body part, believed to be imminent, is still a couple of weeks away.
Norwegian Josh King is available, though, having missed out at the weekend with a knock while long-term absentee Dickson Etuhu (ankle) sits out again.
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