TONY Mowbray was less than impressed with his side’s performance as they were beaten by Bury in the Checkatrade Trophy.

Harry Bunn’s goal 12 minutes from time handed the visitors a 1-0 win as Rovers struggled to produce any real moments of quality.

They rarely threatened, with the best performers on the night coming in the backline, with goalkeeper Andrew Fisher and central defender Matty Platt among the better performers.

Rovers fielded a number of senior players from the start, mixed in with several youngsters, and Mowbray was left disappointed by what was served up.

“The performance was very poor. I think that sums it up,” Mowbray said.

“If there were any positives the young lads at the back stuck to their jobs.

“I think the goal, it looked as if he kicked it out of the goalies hands.

“But there isn't a lot to be positive about.

“I take some responsibility for that, throwing together a team without doing any work on it. They looked as though they didn't have any direction of where to go or how to play and when you throw a team together from lads who haven't played very much and the Under-23s, it looked a disjointed performance.

“We struggled to play forward or create anything and it was poor and disappointing.

“You think of Danny Graham, Chapman, Whittingham, Gladwin, there were a lot of footballers out there who should have damaged Bury much more than they did.

“It was an insipid performance really, no threat, no positive goal threat, no urgency about the performance and I know it’s a Checkatrade game but I expect better than that performance wise.

“I don’t want to go too much in to it, the players know my thoughts and we will move on to training for the rest of the week.”