"It's down to him now,'' Mowbray said. "He has got to shine bright enough to get back into the first team very, very quickly.
"It won't be through a lack of talent.
"What I see on the training ground in small-sided games on little pitches and in the drills that we do he is fine.
"But 90 minute games on a full-size pitch can take your breath away after being out for so long and I think he will find that out next week in the reserves."