Tyler Magloire's steely determination impressed boss Tony Mowbray after handing the 20-year-old his Rovers debut.

The Under-23s captain stepped in to the side with three senior defenders sidelined, and played a part in a first win, and clean sheet, in eight matches.

He was part of a back three alongside Ryan Nyambe and Derrick Williams, with Mowbray believing Magloire's physical attributes stood him in good stead.

The boss said: “He has aspects of his game that he has to improve on but for a young boy he has a steely determination about him. Nobody beats him in a foot race, he’s a got a hunger about him and that’s fantastic attributes for a defender to have.

“He’s a good kid. I’m delighted for him. And we needed him.

“With respect to Ryan and Derrick I didn’t feel as if it was a natural two in a back four, both being full backs by trade. Tyler sat in the centre of them and was assured.”

Goalkeeper David Raya had come in for criticism from Mowbray after a number of errors during Rovers' winless run. But after a first clean sheet since January, Mowbray said:  “I’m delighted for David Raya.

“I, for one, have been giving him plenty of stick in the dressing room after games. I have told him to be positive, come for crosses, and if he misses the odd one, I would rather than him stay on his line. I think the goalie has to effect crosses, particularly when you haven’t got big headers of the ball in the back four which we haven’t at the moment.”

“But we have got three points and let’s move on to the next game.”