Tony Mowbray was delighted to see Rovers overcome what he felt was a ‘dangerous game’ for his side as they put five goals past Wycombe to record their first Championship win of the season.

Adam Armstrong hit a hat-trick, with Tyrhys Dolan scoring his first senior goal and Derrick Williams also on target as Rovers bounced back from two defeats in a row to Bournemouth and Newcastle.

For Mowbray, there were positives in those two games, despite the result, and he felt it was only a matter of time for his side to click into top gear.

Wycombe did trouble Rovers early on with their direct style, but from the moment Armstrong tucked home a 14th minute penalty it was one way traffic.

Mowbray too reserved praise for his back four as Rovers stood up to the physical test to record a first clean sheet of the campaign.

"I try to see the bigger picture of where we are, where we're going, what we're doing and I hope I've been pretty consistent with telling you that,” he said.

"We're trying to build a club, we're trying to build a team and we can't do it overnight. We've just got to see how long the journey lasts really.

"The end journey in my mind is the Premier League and competing but I know it's ups and downs, good days and bad days. This was a good day, as we would have expected, but it was a dangerous game.

"Gareth is a Blackburn lad, he would have had his team really wound up and I've seen them over pre-season and their first game, they were really difficult to play against, as we found for the first 10 minutes. I don't think anybody put a pass together and the ball was in our box.

"It was always a dangerous game that we had to see off and there's a special mention for our defenders, even though when you score five goals, just the fact they were winning headers, clearing danger, making the first contact on the set plays was really crucial for us.”

Rovers dominated the ball, without success, against Newcastle but scored some excellent goals on the counter-attack, putting Wycombe to the sword with their pace in attack.

The trickery and pace of Dolan, the direct running of Ben Brereton and the clinical finishing of Armstrong was a combination that Wycombe couldn’t handle.

Armstrong’s second, and Rovers’ third, was a fine team move as they sprung into life after winning the ball back high in their own half, though Mowbray says that’s not a feature his side will always look to utilise.

"There's lots of aspects of football, ideally we'd like to be playing in the opposition's half for all the game and then win the ball back high up when we lose it so we don't have to run back 70 or 80 yards to score a goal,” he explained.

"But we do have the capability to score a counter-attacking goal as well as pressing high, keeping the ball in their final third and trying to score off one or two passes.

"It was a brilliant counter-attacking goal but it's not a plan, we don't like to invite the opposition into our half and yet, when you play against a team like Wycombe, it's very hard to stop the opposition from coming into your half because they hit a lot of long passes.

"So we broke away from those areas and scored some great goals today but generally, as you've seen in the last two games where we've had good domination of the ball, good possession, territorial advantage. We've been pretty unlucky not to win those first two games."