Rovers player ratings from the 1-0 home defeat to Nottingham Forest.

Thomas Kaminski 7

Always alert. Smart save at his near post to keep out an Ameobi strike, as well as denying a swerving Taylor shot, but left helpless to stop Lolley’s deflected effort late on.

Ryan Nyambe 7

Several neat pieces of play down the right mixed in with moments of frustration. Was up for the fight in a good battle with Ameobi down the flank. Impressive defensive numbers, winning six tackles, making three interceptions and four clearances.

Daniel Ayala

Doesn’t do anything out of the ordinary in possession, but does what it says on the tin, and that’s defend, something he did well throughout.

Darragh Lenihan 6

Doesn’t look as comfortable on the left side of the defence, but his return did look set to come with a clean sheet until Lolley’s late winner.

Amari’i Bell 5

Defensively he has looked sound all season, but it’s his use of the ball that’s a real frustration, with misplaced passes and poor touches the overriding feature of his display.

Bradley Johnson 5

Not the performance level we’ve come to expect this season. Looked a yard off the pace at times and guilty of giving the ball away. Booked for a third successive match.

Corry Evans 6

Looked better when Rovers went to a central midfield two, with his game not suited to doing the kind of things that position requires. Was still efficient in his work for the most part. Sliced a second half shot wide.

John Buckley 5

Started brightly, and was one of the players willing to play forward, but had a poor start to the second half and by then the manager had seen enough.

Tyrhys Dolan 5

Put himself about, and was around the action in the first half, but wasn’t as safe in possession as we’ve come to expect. 

Ben Brereton 5

Had Rovers’ one shot on target, but despite getting into some promising positions down the left, somewhat telegraphed he was going to cut inside, negating his threat.

Adam Armstrong 6

Cut a frustrated figure at the top end of the pitch, dropping deeper and deeper to get involved. Kept putting himself about, locked up against two central defenders, but no sights of goal.


Sam Gallagher (for Dolan, 53) 5

Strong breaks down the right shortly after coming on showed promise, but a real lack of service starved his impact. Booked for a late challenge pom Arter.

Harry Chapman (for Buckley, 68) 5

Sent on in an unfamiliar No.10 role. Didn’t shy away from getting on the ball, but couldn’t provide the necessary spark.

Luke Brennan (for Brereton, 80) 6

A great moment for the teenager who made his senior debut in the closing stages.

Not used: Antonis Stergiakis, Scott Wharton, Hayden Carter, Jacob Davenport