Rovers player ratings from the 1-1 draw at Rotherham United.

Thomas Kaminski 6

Question marks over his positioning for Wing’s goal, but did make a smart save soon after to deny Hirst soon after. Almost made a smart stop to deny Ogbene in the second half.

Ryan Nyambe 6

Didn’t show his usual attacking instincts, with Rovers attacking more down the centre than they did the flanks. His best involvement was squeezing out Ladapo at the back post as he looked to turn in a rebound.

Darragh Lenihan 7

Won 12 headers and made seven clearances in what was a strong display from the Rovers captain. Penalised for a push on Wood for a free kick that brought the equaliser, which his manager felt was harsh.

Taylor Harwood-Bellis 7

Has the makings of a very good defender, and seemed to relish the task in the second half, looking to get his head to everything that came his way. Showed a touch of composure with the ball at his feet too.

Amari’i Bell 6

A solid display from the full back on his second successive start, helping to keep Ogbene quiet. Was more forceful down his flank than Nyambe.

Bradley Johnson 6

Back in the side partly down to his extra physicality, and that told wining an impressive nine headers, including one which would have brought Rovers a second goal were it not for a fine Blackman save.

Lewis Travis 6

Took a little to get going and get up to the pace of the game. Won four tackle but couldn’t always provide the defensive platform Rovers needed when the game became stretched.

Joe Rothwell 6

A really frustrating display. Was the player Rovers relied on to get themselves going, but was guilty of not making the most of the spaces he got into. Failed to hit the target with two efforts from the edge of the box, going closer with a shot in the second half that flashed just wide.

Sam Gallagher 5

Couldn’t build on his recent good form and wasn’t as positive with the ball at his feet at Brereton, but equally didn’t have the same sights of goals as Rovers’ other forwards. Took a knock in the second half which forced him off.

Ben Brereton 6

Missed the best chance Rovers had to find a second goal when he blazed over when played in by Armstrong. Was full of running in the first half and created several good openings.

Adam Armstrong 7

His goal was all his own making, winning the ball and then slotting beyond Blackman. But the Millers keeper had the better of him from there on in, not least with a chance soon after it went to 1-1. While he should have had more than the one that he scored, it was from his creating that Rovers could also have found a second.


Tyrhys Dolan (for Gallagher, 73) 5

Little impact after being sent on after Gallagher hobbled off.

Harvey Elliott (for Rothwell, 83) 6

One excellent bit of play to tee up Armstrong for what could have been a late winner.

Not used: Aynsley Pears, Barry Douglas, Elliott Bennett, Corry Evans, Jacob Davenport, John Buckley