Tony Mowbray has seen signs of the more progressive style he’s looking to play next season in the final games of this campaign.

Rovers spent time on the training field working towards playing a more possession-based game, something the boss thinks will help their quest to become a top six challenger next term.

That will see less of a reliance on the physicality of striker Danny Graham, and and more focus on playing through midfield.

Rovers finished the final day draw with Swansea with plenty of attacking, and young, talent on the pitch, with Jacob Davenport and Lewis Travis in central midfield, Joe Rothwell and Harry Chapman on the flanks with Bradley Dack behind Adam Armstrong.

While Mowbray accepts style doesn’t win promotion, with both Norwich and Sheffield United going about things in different ways en route to finishing in the top two.

But Mowbray has confidence that Rovers will be taken on board a new way of playing with will be a key focus when the players return to pre-season training at the end of June.

“In spells over the past few games, I’ve seen the style of play that I want to work on in pre-season,” the manager explained.

“It’s not been a complete overhaul, because that will happen over the summer on the training ground.

“The last half-an-hour against Norwich City was pretty decent in terms of our style, while the games against Queens Park Rangers and Bolton Wanderers showed more of what I’m looking to adapt the players into playing.

“I thought we generally controlled both games and although they’re not at the top end of the division, you have to start by beating and controlling the games against the teams down the bottom, before taking on those at the top.

“The seeds of our style are there, and I think that we’ve got a great young team who are capable of performing to my expectations.

“If you break down the team that ended the game against Swansea, with the likes of Lewis Travis, Harry Chapman, Jacob Davenport, Joe Rothwell and Adam Armstrong, it shows we have some exciting footballers within our squad at the moment that, hopefully if they stay focussed and fit, we as a group will be a menace to ever team in the league, next season.”