TOM Field will aim to declare himself ready today to avert any left-back dilemma for City.

The Brentford loanee got through a gruelling session with fitness and conditioning coach Chris Short yesterday.

Providing there is no reaction, he will train with the squad this morning – and be clear to face Bristol Rovers.

Field limped off at Walsall last week and missed the Checkatrade Trophy win over Chesterfield, when Jacob Hanson was pressed into action in his place – and scored the fourth goal.

But Stuart McCall said: “I think it was more a case of fatigue or cramp with Tom.

He wouldn’t have been able to do what he did with Shorty yesterday if it had been anything too sinister.

“The plan is for him to join in with us and then he should be available for the game.”

Right back Hanson’s performance on the left at the Proact Stadium has potentially put him in the mix if Field is not ready.

McCall would also have the option of shifting Matt Kilgallon or Nathaniel Knight-Percival across, now that skipper Romain Vincelot is back from suspension.

“We’ve got a few decisions to make,” said McCall. “Getting the captain back gives us other options either at centre back or in midfield.

“Bristol Rovers will be just as tough as Blackburn. I’ve got a lot of time for Darrell Clarke, he’s a good, young manager who speaks a lot of sense.

“They had a really good season last year and will be looking to build on it.

“They won’t come to shut up shop. Bristol Rovers are an attack-minded side which will make it a good, open game.

“But we’ll go out and do what we can to be positive.”