TONY Mowbray felt his team invited pressure late on as Rotherham United hit back to equalise late on to see Rovers drop two more points.

Bradley Dack’s goal looked to have given Rovers all three points as he netted his 10th of the season but the Millers hit back through David Ball’s last minute leveller.

Rovers’ unbeaten run in all competitions now stands at 18 games but they have drawn three of their four matches over the festive period to slip five points behind the automatic promotion spots. 

“I think we deserved to win the match,” Mowbray reflected.

“It was really frustrating to come in 0-0 at half-time after one particular spell when we had the ball cleared off the line three separate times.

“They worked extremely, have a shown a great desire not to lose football matches but it’s just a disappointment the manner of the goal we conceded.

“It was the only way they were going to score yet the team invited the pressure late on.

“I don’t know why the midfield dropped so deep on top of the back four as we had so much joy pressing them high up the pitch.

“It’s a learning curve for us, we have to take it on the chin and move on to the next one and make sure we get back to winning ways quickly.”

Dack put Rovers ahead in a tight game midway through the second period before the Millers piled on the pressure late on and won themselves a point with Ball’s 89th minute strike.

They haven't lost since October 14 but six dropped points in their last four games has been a source of frustration. 

“The team are doing fantastically well, they deserved to win but didn’t,” Mowbray added.

“We played a team on a confident run, they are a physical side, they play forward and get it in your box but generally I thought we saw that off.

“I thought when we scored we would go on and score again but frustratingly for us we invited the pressure late on.

“Did we do enough to win? I thought we saw off their physical threat, scored a great goal and would see the game out but it wasn’t to be.”