Daniel Ainsworth hands out his ratings from Rovers’ final day victory over Birmingham…
Note: The players are rated on a scale from 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest.
Thomas Kaminski 5
Typical. Picked up the Player of the Year award this week and then he makes his biggest mistake in a Rovers shirt! Let the ball slip for the first and positioning was questionable for the second. No doubting his quality, however.
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Ryan Nyambe 6
He had a comfortable day against Miller and was able to get forward quite a few times. End product wasn’t there but defensively solid.
Darragh Lenihan 6
Didn’t have too much to do in the first half and was given a tougher task in the second when Jutkiewicz was introduced.
Taylor Harwood-Bellis 6
One of his toughest tests since signing against the towering Jutkiewicz. Dealt with it relatively well and was calm with the ball at his feet.
Amari’i Bell 7
A good performance from Bell. He got forward well and the end product was there, something we haven’t seen too much during his time here. Interesting as to where his future lies
Lewis Travis 7
More like the Travis we know. Swept up any real danger and also got forward at times. Complimented the duo of Travis and Davenport in front of him.
Jacob Davenport 7
Calm on the ball and has an eye for a pass. Nice to see a young, composed player and he could play a big part next season.
John Buckley 7
Brought the ball forward well and helped Rovers attack. Maybe should have had his name on the scoresheet but a positive day for him.
Sam Gallagher 7
Helped Rovers drive forward and gave the Birmingham defence a tough time. Also played a lovely ball for their second goal.
Adam Armstrong 9
I’ve ran out of superlatives for Adam Armstrong. Three different finishes and some excellent movement off the ball. I’d love to see him in a Rovers shirt at least once more!
Ben Brereton 8
His drive caused Birmingham plenty of problems and he looked unstoppable at times when driving with the ball. Took his goal really well.
Daniel Ayala (on 58 mins, replacing Taylor Harwood-Bellis) 6
Nice to see him back in a Rovers shirt. Looked comfortable and dealt well with Birmingham’s physicality.
Stewart Downing (on 58 mins, replacing Jacob Davenport) 6
Nice to see him get a run out in his final match for the club. Brought the calmness you expected.
Harvey Elliott (on 58 mins, replacing Sam Gallagher) 7
A real talent who I hope I see playing at Ewood again sometime. The chip was sublime and he looked great on the ball. All the best, Harvey!
Tyrhys Dolan (on 67 mins, replacing Ben Brereton) 6
His usual self driving at the opposition defence and keen to be on the ball.
Corry Evans (on 74 mins, replacing John Buckley) 7
A great way to go out. A cracking pass for Elliott’s goal and then good awareness for Armstrong’s third of the day. Wish him nothing but the best.
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