Michael O'Neill feels Rovers have compensated for the loss of Bradley Dack with the form of Adam Armstrong.

The attacker has six goals and five assists in his last 10 matches to keep Rovers in the play-off mix, despite losing 10-goal Dack to injury in December.

The 26-year-old will miss the rest of the season, which raised fears about Rovers' prospects for the remainder of the season.

And despite failing to add to their squad in January, and Lewis Holtby and Corry Evans joining Dack as long-term injury concerns, O'Neill credits Rovers for their recent upturn in form that has moved them up to eighth in the table.

“Obviously losing Dack was a blow to them, no doubt about that,” said O’Neill, “but equally they’ve compensated for that and Armstrong has been a big part of that.

“He is a threat. He gets in behind, he’s in goalscoring form and creates goals as well.

“So we are going to have to be mindful of that and they have other threats in the team.

“They seem to have a consistency after a sticky spell around early January and they’ve come out of that and are in good form again.

“Everyone still has something to play for, whether that’s pushing to get away from the bottom of the table like we are, or trying to push into the top six like they are.”