Chris Heyes hands out his player ratings as Rovers record their first league defeat of the season…
Thomas Kaminski 9
Made some absolutely wonderful saves and kept the scoreline respectable. Proving an absolute bargain at £500k. Man Of The Match
Hayden Carter 6
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Was given a real test by Grant and Townsend but performed admirably. Won’t face many bigger threats this season.
Darragh Lenihan 6
Not at his best and was found wanting on a few occasions. Struggled to make his presence felt as he has done previously.
Daniel Ayala 8
Certainly, the better of the two centre backs and was as good as he has been all season.
Harry Pickering 6
Was made to defend for most of the game and stood his own the majority of it. Didn’t really see any of his attacking threat.
Lewis Travis 6
Tireless work as usual but couldn’t take control of the game like he normally does.
John Buckley 5
Struggled to dictate play and to be fair to him the tactics didn’t suit him. Gave his all for the team though.
Joe Rothwell 7
He has become an absolute workhorse in the midfield and was the one player that looked to drive us forward as well as perform his defensive duties.
Leighton Clarkson 7
Already excited to see what he’s going to bring to the team. A beautiful assist along with some top class touches. Cracking debut.
Sam Gallagher 5
He was starved of any real service. Won a couple of aerial duels but was unable to stamp his mark on the game.
Ben Brereton Diaz 7
Another goal for the Chilean. Could have had a couple more with a bit more composure. Becoming a real leader in the team.
Jacob Davenport 6 (replaced Leighton Clarkson after 67 mins)
Added his usual bite for the last 25 minutes in an attempt to rescue a point.
Tyrhys Dolan 5 (replaced John Buckley after 73 mins)
Struggled to get involved and add that little extra trickery he was sent on to do.
Harry Chapman 6 (replaced Joe Rothwell after 78 mins)
Looked lively again when coming on. A few beautiful touches and almost grabbed an equaliser. Probably pushing for a start now.