MICHAEL Appleton was left extremely disappointed with his side as they suffered a 3-0 Championship defeat away at Leicester City.

The dismal defeat at the King Power Stadium leaves Rovers seven points adrift of the Championship top six and without a win in four league games.

First half goals from Chris Wood and Harry Kane gave Nigel Pearson's Foxes a deserved 2-0 half time lead, as Rovers were made to look second best all over the pitch before Andy King headed a late third.

Rovers entertain struggling Peterborough knowing it will take a formidable run between now and the end of the season to close in on the top six.

“It was not great," said Rovers boss Appleton. "Leicester played ever so well. They made us work very hard from the start the most disappointing thing was the manner with which we conceded the goals.

"Hopefully we get a reaction. That is the biggest think we will be looking for on Saturday. At half time I said to the lads don’t get thumped by five or six. I said let’s make sure we don’t get beat in the second half and we wouldn’t have been had it not been for their 93rd minute goal."