TONY Mowbray felt his side did enough to see off the challenge of Scunthorpe United and was left frustrated with the defensive errors which cost his side two points.

Danny Graham twice put Rovers ahead with goals early in either half but the visitors were handed a way back in to the game on both occasions.

David Raya could have done more to prevent Kevin van Veen’s 11th minute leveller while an Elliott Bennett miss-kick allowed Conor Townsend the opportunity to equalise for a second time before the hour.

Rovers created the better openings and went close to a winner late on as Bradley Dack hit the post with an effort from the edge of the box. But keen to take the positives from the performances, Mowbray says his players should take heart from their display.

When asked if the performance merited three points, the boss said: “From my point of my point of view, yes, really frustrating with the nature of the goals (conceded), it was so unlike us.

“We have defended so brilliantly at times this season and been so resilient at times when we needed to but we handed them two goals on a plate.

“They came at frustrating times, we never really managed to cement our authority on the game, they always seemed to get back in to it quickly.

“Let’s give them some credit, they’re a good team, a well coached team and we worked hard on trying to deny them the space they look for but there were lots of positives, we asked questions of them, had shots at their goals, pressure in their half against a pretty good team that have gone a long time without losing a match.

“The frustration is that we didn’t manage to win it, I felt we deserved to, but credit to them they hit back twice but a little bit frustrating.

“Let’s just keep going, asking questions of teams and keep the performances as high as we can and see where it takes us.

“What we know is that it’s a tough league, no-one rolls over and I think they are one of the better teams in the league.

“We’ve had days when we’ve lost these games so let’s put this point in the bag and move on to the next one.”

The game was a meeting of the league’s two form sides, and third against fourth, which played out as an entertaining affair.

Scunthorpe, beaten in the play-offs last term, certainly came with an attacking intent, and Mowbray added: “These are a decent side, they have a shape and way of playing that suits them.

“They play two strikers and one in behind, three up ready to break away and I thought we managed it pretty well and they never really built up ahead of steam.

“Our goalie could have done better for the first and then Benno miss-kicks in the six yard box for the second, isolated things that I don’t hold against any individuals, we win and lose as a team and I thought we did enough to win.

“But let’s put the point in the bag and move on.”