Daniel Ainsworth hands out his ratings as Rovers pick up a point against Cardiff City…
Note: The players are rated on a scale from 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest.
Thomas Kaminski 6
Lucky that Lenihan was behind him as he came and fouled Harry Wilson. Almost lobbed by the Welshman soon after. Had a good performance other than these two notable moments.
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Ryan Nyambe 6
Seemed to have more of the play down his side. Thought he dealt with the threat that Cardiff had pretty well.
Darragh Lenihan 5
Kieffer Moore gave him a tough afternoon who physically out-battled Lenihan. Put in a few blocks and tackles but was slightly off the boil.
Taylor Harwood-Bellis 6
Another mature performance from the City loanee. Dragged out of position at times but other than that, he was strong enough both physically and defensively.
Barry Douglas 6
Sometimes outnumbered down his side but through no fault of his own. Came as close as you can without scoring from his free-kick.
Tom Trybull 6
Won the ball back on quite a few occasions. His passes often went backwards but that was down to a lack of options. Isolated at times on the ball due to this.
Lewis Travis 5
Suits the role in front of the back four more. Struggled to make a real impact on the match and didn’t look fully match fit.
Bradley Johnson 6
Helped Rovers get forward in a slightly unfamiliar role that is usually more suited to Holtby and Rothwell. Did his job well enough.
Harvey Elliott 6
Reignited the partnership of assisting Armstrong with a cutting pass. Cardiff did what they could to stop him impacting the match and it worked to an extent.
Adam Armstrong 8 (MAN OF THE MATCH)
Two goals for the forward who looked back to his earlier season form. Realistically our only major goal threat and he was composed to finish both times.
Sam Gallagher 6
Quiet first half other than a brief spell in the opening ten minutes. Came alive after the break and he’ll still not know how he didn’t get on the scoresheet. A solid performances.
Jacob Davenport (replacing Harvey Elliott, 78 mins) 6
Happy to see him back playing after injury. One positive and one negative from his performance. Nearly gave Cardiff a third with a bad pass, but helped get the move going for the second Rovers goal.
Stewart Downing (replacing Lewis Travis, 78 mins) 5
Looked like he was struggling to help Rovers move forward. Not the same player we had last season but clearly understandable given his age.
Lewis Holtby (replacing Tom Trybull, 78 mins) 6
Brought on to help Rovers move forward and did exactly that. Put his body on the line where it was needed and played Armstrong through for the second.
Tyrhys Dolan (replacing Bradley Johnson, 78 mins) 5
Couldn’t influence the game as he wanted to and Cardiff’s deep shape didn’t help matters.
Ben Brereton (replacing Sam Gallagher, 79 mins) 5
Managed to make a few runs at the Cardiff defence but showed some clumsiness.
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