As Rovers played out a slow and just downright boring defeat to QPR, it signalled another chance missed to gain ground on the teams above them.
We, as Rovers fans, know the score now. Rovers put themselves in a good position to push on for the top six and are presented with a chance to move up the table, and it’s missed due to a poor performance.
Obviously, the top six race is far from over and I wouldn’t suggest otherwise, but it is just more and more frustrating as each opportunity passes Tony Mowbray’s side by – and each time that happens more and more supporters will question Mowbray.
It’s almost becoming predictable now. Rovers get into a good position, miss out on the chance to move up the table and repeat.
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The match itself is one I’d like to erase from my memory sooner rather than later, as Rovers looked lethargic and slow on the ball, bar a fifteen minute period at the end of the first-half.
It’s not what we’ve grown to expect from this team. Even with Adam Armstrong, Ben Brereton, Bradley Dack, Tyrhys Dolan and Harvey Elliott on the pitch at the end, Rovers looked like they wouldn’t score if they played another ninety minutes.
If it wasn’t for the performance of Lewis Travis, who took Rovers’ ‘Star Player’ award for me, I worry it could have been a couple more.
The visit of Preston North End on Friday night is another big match, and if Tony Mowbray can’t get a positive result, the discontent will only keep on growing.
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