The post-match talk was rightly dominated by Adam Armstrong, his latest hat-trick taking him to 29 goals in all competitions.

Factor in he’s seen three penalties saved this season, and several more good chances go begging, it’s no surprise to hear the striker felt he should have ended the season closer to 40 than 30.

Armstrong has been far and Rovers’ biggest goalscoring threat this season, and more impressive is that fact he has reached double figures with both his right and left foot, his second against Birmingham City interestingly his first goal from outside the box.

That’s been the biggest contrast to last season, Armstrong’s movement in the box much improved, while his role as the central striker in a front three also offering him more goalscoring opportunities, not needing to rely as heavily on his long-range shooting.

The 24-year-old has been more about goals however, his link-up play in the final day win testament to that.

Behind Armstrong, Harvey Elliott ended an impressive loan spell with his seventh goal, and added to his 11 assists, 17 goal contributions for a teenager in his first loan spell are mightily impressive numbers.

With Elliott to return to his parent club, and Armstrong’s future uncertain, there will be even more spotlight shone on Ben Brereton and Sam Gallagher next season.

There have been greater contributions from the pair this season, but they face much different challenges moving forward.

Gallagher’s assist for Brereton’s goal against Birmingham was his fifth, adding to his eight goals. For the 25-year-old, he will want to boost his number of starts (24), with five of his eight goals coming as a substitute, while his number of headed goals (2) is another area he will be keen to see improve.

Fifteen times he was introduced off the bench, but a lesser role for Elliott in recent weeks has afforded him more game-time, and should Armstrong move on, it will be interesting to see whether Mowbray persists with him as a wide forward, or more of a number nine.

That is an ambition Brereton holds long term, yet his attributes do seem better suited to playing from the flanks.

The addition of greater upper body strength has meant he’s been harder to shake off the ball, his running power making him a nuisance for defenders.

There is still work to be done on his decision-making when getting into good positions around the box, as well as being a threat in games where the opposition are camping men behind the ball.

But he's shown more robustness, consistency and workrate and he was deserving of the number of games he started (30), Rovers' win percentage dipping significantly when he's been out of the side, coming out on top in only three of the 16 matches he wasn't in the line-up.

The addition of Elliott was a difference maker for Rovers, his ability to pick a pass that others wouldn’t see set him apart, and retaining a similar level of creativity in the squad moving forward could well be a task for the recruitment team once again.

Rovers managed 60 goals in 46 games, the sixth most in the division, and five times scored five goals or more. Yet a concern over the attacking department has been the 14 times they failed to score, a key reason behind the 19 one-goal defeats they suffered across the season.

Harry Chapman will come back into the fold, while Tyrhys Dolan will aim to kick on after a breakthrough debut campaign, but at least one new attacker will be on the wishlist.

The biggest story surrounding Rovers’ attacking options will undoubtedly come in the form of Armstrong’s future, but having spent £11m on two others, they will hope any possible replacement for those goals will already be at the club should he move on.